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130 years of Drapers

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Icons of British fashionSubscription

4 April 2018 By Khabi Mirza

As part of Drapers 130th anniversary celebrations last year, we looked back at the history of UK fashion. From the bespoke Savile Row suit to the Mulberry handbag, we identify the enduring classics that have reinvented themselves to stand the test of time.

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Primark founder Arthur Ryan opens up to Paul MarchantSubscription

5 January 2018 By

As part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations, we brought together some of fashion retail’s biggest names for a series of unique one-on-one interviews. Primark CEO Paul Marchant discusses how the retailer went from a single Dublin store to a worldwide force with his predecessor, the retailer’s founder, Arthur Ryan.

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The family history of River Island: Bernard Lewis and Ben LewisSubscription

4 January 2018 By

River Island founder Bernard Lewis talks to his nephew Ben, who runs the business alongside him.

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Retail's power partners: Teresa Tideman and Chris TidemanSubscription

3 January 2018 By

The Tidemans reflect on 30 years in the fashion retail industry.

Hamish Carruthers and James Sugden

A lifetime in textiles: James Sugden speaks to Hamish CarruthersSubscription

2 January 2018 By

Following the sad news of the death of Scottish textile industry veteran James Sugden, non-executive director at Brora, we take a look back at an interview between him and design consultant Hamish Carruthers, which took place as part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations last year. 

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Lord Rose and Nigel Oddy on their routes to the topSubscription

1 January 2018 By

As part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations this year, we brought together some of fashion retail’s biggest names for a series of unique one-on-one interviews. Here, Lord Rose and Nigel Oddy began their careers around the same time at Marks & Spencer and have climbed to the top of various UK retailers.

Derek Lovelock and Jo Hooper

Derek Lovelock and Jo Hooper swap their best industry adviceSubscription

21 December 2017 By

As part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations this year, we brought together some of fashion retail’s biggest names for a series of unique one-on-one interviews. Here, Pure Collection product director Jo Hooper chats with Drapers Lifetime Achievement award winner Derek Lovelock.

Sir Ian Cheshire and Ray Kelvin

Sir Ian Cheshire bares all to Ted Baker's Ray KelvinSubscription

18 December 2017 By

As part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations this year, we brought together some of fashion retail’s biggest names for a series of unique one-on-one interviews. Today, long-time friends Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Debenhams, talks to maverick Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin.

Liz Evans and Don McCarthy

Don McCarthy reveals his career highlights to Liz EvansSubscription

15 December 2017 By

As part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations this year, we brought together some of fashion retail’s biggest names for a series of unique one-on-one interviews. Here, retail supremo Don McCarthy reminisces with his friend, Oasis and Warehouse CEO Liz Evans.

Drapers editors past and present, from left: Sophie Hewitt-Jones; Eric Musgrave; Josephine Collins; Sally Bain; Lauretta Roberts; Keely Stocker; and Jessica Brown

In pictures: Drapers' 130th anniversary bashSubscription

20 October 2017

Fashion CEOs, industry legends, high street bosses, independent retailers, brands, buyers, and editors past and present gathered at the launch party for the Drapers 130th anniversary book.

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Celebrating 130 years of DrapersVideoSubscription

4 August 2017 By

On Saturday 6 August 1887 Drapers Record was born. Over the last 130 years the fashion industry’s bible has striven to represent, inform and support the sector.

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Drapers Talks: Celebrating 130 years VideoSubscription

4 August 2017

This week on Drapers Talks, editor Keely Stocker and staff writer Harriet Brown celebrate the 130th anniversary of the magazine. 

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130 years of Drapers: what our winners did nextSubscription

4 August 2017 By

For more than 25 years, Drapers has been celebrating the best of the fashion industry. In that time, it has given awards to some of fashion’s biggest names.

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What Drapers means to the fashion eliteSubscription

3 August 2017

Find out what Drapers means to leading players across the fashion industry, as we celebrate our 130th anniversary

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The fashion industry's defining forcesSubscription

2 August 2017

Drapers asked key industry figures what they think are the biggest influences on the fashion industry in the last 130 years.

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Look back but move with the timesSubscription

2 August 2017 By

Menswear has been the topic of the week as the Drapers team went en masse to the spring 18 edition of Jacket Required, just around the corner from our offices in London’s Shoreditch.

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The brands celebrating years in style with DrapersSubscription

1 August 2017 By Leyan Yucel, Katrine Cereda

Drapers is not the only one marking its anniversary this year …

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Fashion retail of the futureSubscription

31 July 2017

Using our crystal ball, Drapers looks ahead to the fashion industry in 130 years’ time.

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Video: Drapers turns 130VideoSubscription

4 July 2017

This year Drapers is celebrating its 130th anniversary and there’s never been a better time to be a subscriber.