On the 22-24 February 2017, an international selection of emerging fashion brands, fashion entrepreneurs and emerging talents will share a unique experience of professional development. An international fashion business course ‘Breaking into the UK market’ will bring a handful selection of emerging brands coming from London, Lithuania, Russia, Romania and even China. An international group will have travelled to London to learn from the local industry experts.
“This is a unique course for many reasons. First of all, we are only hosting a small number of participants, so everyone will have an opportunity to get to know the teachers personally and to network with their peers. Secondly, instead of bringing international speakers to their home destinations, we invite designers to come to London and experience the city, see it’s retail opportunities and meet people instead of just hearing about it all. Finally, all our high-profile speakers and teachers are industry professionals, field experts. This is invaluable opportunity to ask a sales agent for their contact details”, – says Fashion Bloc founder and course organiser Ieva.
‘Alison is an excellent teacher; her master classes are already popular with international emerging designers and businesses, I am very happy she shared her knowledge and supported us in many ways.’
Through a combination of seminars, lectures, a retail tour and a networking event, the course aims to build the necessary knowledge base and gain insights about the London fashion scene, as well as build a professional network to further the brand’s international growth.
‘What I am most proud of is our teachers – we have managed to source a wide selection of industry experts having worked with such big names as Net-A-Porter or Selfridges and successful emerging brands such as Marques Almeida. From PR to Finance – all essential business sides are covered’, – says Ieva.
In partnership with Istituto Marangoni London, the course will end with an evening of networking and sharing experiences at the inspiring premises of this leading fashion school.