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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Drapers 30 Under 30 project recognises the wealth of young talent working in the UK fashion industry. This year's line-up of rising stars includes tech specialists, merchandising masters, brilliant buyers and forward-thinking founders. Find out who made 2019's list of the best young professionals in the business.

Castore: the brand chasing sporting glory

For Peter Williams, who set up Jack Wills when he was just 24, there is only one thing you need to succeed – the right attitude.

The next size up: how to scale your fashion business

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.

How retailers are attracting and retaining tech talent

Drapers Next Generation, now in its ninth year, turns the spotlight on young fashion retail professionals and the industry changes shaping their careers today. There is a wealth of talent to be celebrated within retailers and the sector, like many others, is increasingly entrepreneurial. We explore why more and more people are choosing to take the plunge and strike out on their own.

What the rising stars of Drapers 30 under 30 did next

Flexible working and the need for a good work/life balance is an increasingly hot topic, particularly among millennials. Drapers digs into balancing fashion and flexibility.


Drapers 30 Under 30 2019