MFN deadicated the month of May to ‘The Making It Series’ - a five part series dedicated to giving the next generation a leg up into the fashion ladder…
First off was the Making it series a series of panel discussion designed to give students and grads a opportunity to gain first hand experiance from industry professionals:
Week One - Making It In Design: Full write up here
Panel from left to right: Joellah Crowther Outerwear Designer for Stone-Dri / Anna Iantorno womenswear designer for Ringspun / Kerrie Luke Apparel designer for Umbro / Hannah Beaumont owner of Beaumount Organic / Polly Haslam and Denise Byrne from Quest recruitment
Week two: Making It In Pr and Marketing Full write up here
Panel from Left to right: Sam Haddadi - Marekting expert (history includes radio and fashion)/ Helen Partridge, SKV accounts include Selfridges/ Jessica Lowe - Pr and Marketing for Harvey Nichols/ Julie Brook- Quest Recruitment / Lee Bloor - owner of Lable PR accounts include Forever Unique.
Week Three: Buying and Merchandising Full Write up here
Week Four: Making it in E-commerce (write up to follow)
Week Five: The recruitment Fair
The recruitment event, designed for placements, graduates and junior roles.
10 companies from across the North West took part in the recruitment fair, from JD Williams, Quest Recruitment, Influence Design and SKV Communications,Ringspun (to name a few) looking for design, graphics, marketing, pr, buying and merchandising roles.
Over 300 keen and enthusiastic candidates came through the doors and descended on Revolution Bar, Oxford Road (one point queuing out the door) armed with CV’s, portfolios and a keen glint in their eyes.
One candidate said, “Today has been excellent. It’s a really unique and great opportunity to meet employers and gain a chance at winning a second interview”.
Another was over heard saying “Even if I don’t get a job out of this it’s great practise to prepare you for interviews after university”.
MFN’s objective was to provide candidates with an opportunity to gain experience, knowledge and preparation for getting a job in the industry and I hope we succeed.
The level of creativity that came through the door that day was impressive and it was really a credit to the North West to see how much talent we’re are producing
The making it series will run annually every May.
If you want to hear more, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.