The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering fashion business incubator.
London is home to some of the fashion industry’s brightest design talent. To ensure a brand’s survival and success though takes more than raw talent.
It is crucial in today’s market for small businesses to understand their USP and vision, to be better informed and follow a considered development strategy. CFE facilitates this, unlocking creativity and business potential, allowing designers to gain an international foothold.
Working with the next generation of iconic design innovators, CFE fast tracks designers into businesses. Successes include Erdem, Richard Nicoll,Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff and Mary Katrantzou.
By way of our four-level programme offering, CFE provides expert guidance in the fields of finance, legal, manufacturing and marketing. From strategic advice on progressive business solutions to bespoke mentoring from industry leaders and key influencers. CFE provides the tools to boost brand confidence – for designers, manufacturers and buyers, to ultimately reach economic sustainability.
“We understand what it takes to deliver sustainable business growth for the London Fashion Designer sector. People recognise that the Centre for Fashion Enterprise really makes a difference.” - Wendy Malem, Director, CFE