Pioneer programme open for application
March 7, 2012
Since 2003, The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) has nurtured an impressive roster of international designerbusinesses including Erdem, Richard Nicoll, Marios Schwab, Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff and Mary Katrantzou. These designers have consistently crafted innovative desirable collections, and with the CFE’s support each label has become renowned throughout the global fashion industry. The CFE is one of the worlds leading strategic business development initiatives for emerging designer labels, our team of industry specialists provide designers with a bespoke business incubation programme and high growth coaching.
We are currently accepting applications for places on our Pioneer support Programme starting June 2012, We are looking for designers who are the potential stars of tomorrow, Designers who focus on high end or luxury fashion products, can demonstrate sales and a growing press profile.
Pioneer Programme The six month CFE Pioneer Programme delivers one to one business support and expert workshops. An analytical review of the business is provided, enabling designers to devise a longer term strategy. The programme is aimed at high-end designer businesses that have usually been trading for 2-3 seasons and achieved annual sales of between £10-50k. Recent Pioneer designers include Matthew Miller, Craig Lawrence, Eudon Choi, Simone Rocha and Hermione de Paula.
“The help from CFE Pioneer Program was invaluable at the stage of my business. The One-to-One tailored meeting with industry experts on all aspects of the business is really brilliant.” Eudon Choi, Pioneer programme alumni
For further information on the programmes and to download the application forms please see:
Application deadline 16th April