Sunday, 19 April 2015

Drapers Next Generation Event 2015

I was privileged to be invited to take part in the Drapers Next Generation Event 2015, which took place at 30 Euston Square on the 16th April. Drapers invited a cross-section of design professionals under the age of 30, specialising in different areas within the fashion industry, to take part in this event.
Over the course of the day I sat in on eight Q&A sessions with some of the industry's leading professionals including: Mark Sebba (former CEO at Net-a-Porter), Patrick Grant (Owner of Norton & Sons and E.Tautz), Neil Hendy (Creative Director at Coast), Mark Newton-Jones (CEO at Mothercare) and Rosanna Falconer (Communications Director at Matthew Williamson).
I cannot even begin to explain just how inspiring I found this event. Being able to hear so many industry front runners talk about their careers and offer advice was a really unique opportunity and I left feeling so motivated and with so much more clarity regarding my career options. This event was also the perfect opportunity to network and meet new people.
The day ended with a wonderful drinks reception with live music, followed by an after party at The Cuckoo Club. The perfect end to a great day.
Thank You to Drapers for organising this incredible event and thank you for inviting me....I've got 5 years left to be selected for the '30 Under 30' (which is now in my five-year plan)! Also, thank you to Matalan and Oasis for the great gift bag and to Searcys for the fabulous catering.
Phillippa x

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