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To celebrate the young people achieving big things and propelling the industry forward, each January the Drapers Next Generation project profiles 30 rising stars working across the breadth of the fashion industry. This year’s line-up includes fast fashion entrepreneurs, London Fashion Week designers, shop floor stars and tech talent. All, despite their long lists of achievements and accolades, are aged 30 or under at the time of publication. They have been selected in recognition of what they have already contributed to the industry and their potential to make their mark in the future.
Drapers Next Generation also includes exclusive features for people in the early stages in their fashion careers – which will be relevant to anyone working in the fast-moving industry today. Covering everything from starting up your own fashion business, to flexible working, routes into the industry and retail roles of the future, as well as Jack Wills founder and CEO Peter Williams’ career advice, Drapers Next Generation brings you all you need to be the best you can be in your role.
Click on the tabs below to read the features, and scroll down to see the 30 under 30 list in full
There are myriad ways to get started in fashion retail. Here, some of the industry’s rising stars describe how they got started, and offer advice for those hoping to follow suit.
Drapers Next Generation, now in its ninth year, turns the spotlight on young fashion retail professionals and the industry changes shaping their careers today. There is a wealth of talent to be celebrated within retailers and the sector, like many others, is increasingly entrepreneurial. We explore why more and more people are choosing to take the plunge and strike out on their own.
Flexible working and the need for a good work/life balance is an increasingly hot topic, particularly among millennials. Drapers digs into balancing fashion and flexibility.
Drapers Next Generation 2017 special in association with Matalan.
Drapers Next Generation 2016 special in association with Matalan.
Drapers’ Next Generation 2015 supplement, in association with Matalan, Coast, N Brown Group, Oasis and Warehouse.
Drapers’ Next Generation supplement 2014, in association with Coast, Oasis, Warehouse and Matalan.
Drapers’ Next Generation supplement 2013, sponsored by Success Appointments, and partnered with Arcadia, Aurora and Matalan.
Drapers’ Next Generation supplement 2012, in association with Success Appointments and partnered with Asos, Aurora, Arcadia, Calvin Klein, House of Fraser, Karen Millen, and Marks & Spencer.
Drapers Next Generation supplement 2011. in association with Success Appointments and partnered with Asos, Aurora, Arcadia Group, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser.