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Drapers Next Generation: Appetite for success

Some rising stars pause for a picture and tell us where they see themselves in 10 years’ time.

  • Becky Doran, founder of women’s shorts brand Cheekys: “I’d like to own my own shop and have a concession in Topshop with my own brand.”
  • Jana de Sousa, assistant buyer at Amazon: “I’d like to be head of buying at a department store like Selfridges.”
  • Gemma Eccles, assistant buyer on teens at Matalan: “I’d like to start my own teen brand.”
  • Michelle Lee, designer at womenswear brand Keungzai: “I’d like to push my own label, open a store and have the brand globally available online.”
  • Denizer Ibrahim, head of special projects at temporary shop space directory Appear Here: “I’d love Appear Here to go global, making ideas happen all over the world.”
  • Hayley Wallis, country manager, Vero Moda: “On stage talking at Drapers Next Gen, rather than in the audience.”
  • Ed Mallelieu, store manager at Warehouse Oxford Street: “I want to be a regional manager for one of the big high street stores.”
  • Sarah Short, head of visual merchandising at kidswear indie Childrensalon: “I’d still love to be at Childrensalon as it’s such a great and growing company.”

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