Tag : careers
Who can re-imagine fashion retail?Subscription
The idea of a “visionary” approach is gaining traction in retail. Drapers looks into how fashion businesses are integrating this approach into their strategies.
Who do you need in your retail dream team?Subscription
Drapers imagines the perfect top team for retailers
BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative called Rethink Retail, which seeks to educate people about the evolving opportunities to carve out a career in the sector.
Inside the new Boden House Subscription
Take a tour inside the newly refurbished “Boden House” and discover how the British brand is shaking up workplace culture
Is the seemingly rapid turnover of senior retail bosses a knee-jerk reaction or the right approach in today’s tough trading environment? Drapers analyses leadership strategy decisions
Your need-to-know summary of high-profile job changes in the fashion retail sector
Retailers including House of Fraser, Jigsaw and JD Sports, the government and charity Retail Trust have joined forces to launch new retail qualification the Retail Leader Apprenticeship Degree.
The new skillsets of the super-buyersSubscription
The ability to work quickly, have a global mindset and an entrepreneurial outlook are becoming central to the role of a buyer
Drapers is hosting an online careers fair in January to help industry professionals to discover new employment opportunities from the comfort of their own homes, or while on the move.
As the role of the store manager becomes increasingly experiential, Drapers explores how this crucial customer-facing position is changing.
Routes to the top in fashion retailSubscription
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.
The new roles in fashion retailSubscription
Drapers Next Generation, now in its ninth year, turns the spotlight on young fashion retail professionals and the industry changes shaping their careers today. As seismic shifts and constant changes in the retail environment continue, Drapers explores what new roles should be on retailer’s hit lists to ensure future success
This week another fast fashion retailer announced a strong set of results: Primark expects UK sales to be up in the year to 16 September despite a reduction in markdowns.
Julia Redman, head of buying for menswear, kidswear and homeware at value retailer M&Co, explains how the role of the buyer has evolved over her 25-year career.
Why are retailers hiring strategy directors?Subscription
Farfetch and Marks & Spencer are among the fashion retail businesses enlisting strategists to bring a new perspective to their operations.
Drapers Next Generation LiveSubscription
There is plenty of female talent to be celebrated within the fashion industry. However, there is still a way to go before there are as many women at the top of fashion businesses as there are men.
Creative director at Joules Chloe Ward joined the brand in 2005. She spoke to Drapers about florals, creativity and her rural Norfolk escape.
Looking for your perfect job in fashion? Discover new career opportunities, connect with hiring managers and take the next step in your fashion career with Drapers.
Drapers first Digital Careers Fair takes place today Subscription
River Island, Superdry and Zalando have partnered with Drapers for the inaugural digital careers fair, which is taking place until 3pm today.
With the “mobile first” relaunch of Yoox under his belt, Luca Martines is turning his attention to the other element of Yoox Net-a-Porter Group’s off-season business
Matalan to sponsor Drapers Next Generation 2017Subscription
Matalan will partner with Drapers Next Generation 2017, supporting the fashion industry’s rising stars.
Discover new career opportunities, connect with hiring managers, and take the next step in your fashion career with Drapers.
Get fit for fashion's digital futureSubscription
From the prevalence of social media to the demand for analytic skills the fashion industry needs to prepare for a digital future
River Island’s head of menswear buying explains why it is an exciting time for his speciality and gives some hints on breaking into buying.
High street retailers River Island and Superdry have partnered with Drapers for the inaugural digital careers fair, which takes place on 20 October.
Inspiration can come from anywhere for Catharina Frankander, head of store concept at Monki. She talks us through the process of creating a new store and why every light fitting, sign and rack is important.
Jade Golding set up website The Little Deer, which sells a collection of independent fashion, lingerie and homeware brands, while still in her final year of university. She talks to Drapers about the challenges of starting out on your own and the importance of supporting smaller brands.
Fashion veteran and founder of plus-size etailer Scarlett & Jo Gifi Fields tells Drapers about his 40-year career in the industry, from co-creating the rah-rah skirt to how social media is forcing retailers to up their game.
The longtime lecturer on leaving Central Saint Martins and 24 years of teaching fashion’s top future talents
Meet the manager of the designer handbag hospital that can barely keep up with demand
Always Wear Red founder and managing director Michael Owen believes a splash of red can enliven any outfit
Shoe Zone reshuffles top management Subscription
Shoe Zone chief finance officer Nick Davis has become chief executive of the value footwear retailer, while chief executive Anthony Smith has become the company’s executive chairman.
Retail is changing fast – and so is the leadership profile of the next generation retail chief executive.
Customers are buying less. Margins are getting slimmer. And the fashion retail landscape is changing beyond recognition. Retailers have to innovate, while also playing safe and protecting themselves.
Ann Ryley takes pride in her multi-lingual skills, and uses them to foster international customer relations as sales and marketing director of Scottish luxury cashmere scarf manufacturer Begg & Co
Shop windows can entice and excite customers. Jigsaw’s windows and special concepts manager Laura Curtis gives us her view from the inside, looking out.
H&M prides itself on being a leader in sustainability within the fashion industry. Here is the woman in charge of keeping it up.
The expert Savile Row cutter satisfies his need for balance between art and form with his family’s tailoring tradition
M&S teams up with Graduate Fashion Week Subscription
Marks & Spencer is partnering with Graduate Fashion Week this year, as the event marks its 25th anniversary.
The mastermind of the Star in a Bra competition, Curvy Kate’s head of PR and marketing has the skills to unearth hidden talent
Last week we held our annual Next Generation conference and networking event for first, second and third jobbers. Not only was it a great success, it was a wonderful reminder of how inspiring our industry is.
Anyone looking to get ahead in fashion retailing should focus on themselves and build their personal brand, Matalan’s HR director, Emma Crossland today told the Drapers Next Generation event in London today.
Drapers Next Gen: ‘Buying, merchandising and design work more closely with rise of digital’Subscription
The buying, merchandising and design departments work together much more closely now the balance of power has shifted towards the consumer, a panel of leading buyers and merchandising experts from Asos, Yoox Net-a-Porter and Pure Collection told delegates at the Drapers Next Generation event in London today.
Learning to communicate with different people across the business is essential to grow in your role, a panel of four rising stars selected from Drapers 30 under 30 2016 told 300 aspiring fashion professionals at the Drapers Next Generation event in London today (April 14).
Talent is ultimately at the core of this industry and, as fashion retailing evolves at a quicker pace than ever before, it is paramount that we invest in and celebrate new talent – the leaders of the future.
FOS Fashion Marketing’s managing director on finding the perfect brand and creating a showroom with serious style
Hobbs’ strategy and business development director applies the analytical skills gleaned from her science background to the world of fashion
Dune’s visual merchandising manager on why swapping store management for VM is the best move she’s ever made.
While the Closet London brand manager loves life on the water, she has her feet firmly on the ground when it comes to business.