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Events & Awards

Drapers provides a series of learning and networking opportunities throughout the year, with full-day forum events, masterclasses, clubs, and four awards events.

Retail Week Events & Awards

Drapers events calendar 2018

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Drapers' essential dates for your diarySubscription

9 January 2018

The essential dates for your diary this year. 

Drapers Awards 2017

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Drapers Awards 2018 open for entrySubscription

23 February 2018 By

Entries are now open for the Drapers Awards 2018, which recognise and celebrate the best of the best in the fashion sector across the UK and Ireland.

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Video: Drapers Awards 2017 highlightsVideoSubscription

29 January 2018

See all the highlights from the Drapers Awards 2017, held at the Roundhouse in London and hosted by comedian Russell Kane.


Alexandra Shulman's outstanding contribution to fashionSubscription

4 December 2017

The Drapers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Fashion recognises Shulman’s influence as a champion of British fashion, and her ability to think commercially and understand the changing habits of her readers and, by extension, the British consumer.

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From Wimbledon to the world: Matchesfashion's founders' lifetime achievementSubscription

1 December 2017 By

There was a standing ovation from the fashion industry as Tom and Ruth Chapman were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Drapers Awards 2017 at Camden’s Roundhouse in London last night.

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Amazon’s tactics to build trust in ecommerceSubscription

13 October 2017 By

Amazon Pay UK general manager Karen Pepper shared her perspective on winning ecommerce customer trust at the Drapers Fashion Forum on 12 October, held at London’s County Hall.

Moss Bros chairman Debbie Hewitt

Moss Bros chairman: ‘X-Factor saved our bacon’Subscription

13 October 2017 By

Debbie Hewitt, chairman of Moss Bros, spoke to delegates at the Drapers Fashion Forum about the boost to suit sales from boybands, and how the demise of some of the UK’s menswear retailers has benefited the business.

Levi's at Drapers Fashion Forum

The Levi's strategy for market leadershipSubscription

12 October 2017 By

Levi’s has enjoyed its strongest third-quarter performance in Europe for more than 10 years but it is not resting on its laurels, the brand’s vice-president for North Europe said today.


Top tips for forging global franchisesSubscription

12 October 2017 By

A group of experts at today’s Drapers Fashion Forum revealed their insider advice for global expansion, focusing on the franchise model and their tips for success.


How Matchesfashion is transforming consumer experienceSubscription

12 October 2017 By

Speaking during a session at Drapers Fashion Forum on 12 October, held at London’s County Hall, Matchesfashion global customer experience director Ines Lareo said avoiding “silos” is critical in improving customer experience.

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