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At the start of a new year, Drapers celebrates and supports the retail leaders of the future in our Next Generation initiative. Now in its 11th year, this programme targets those taking their first steps on the career ladder, and turns the spotlight on young names to know. This year’s Drapers 30 Under 30 includes sustainable entrepreneurs, creative forces, brilliant buyers and shop floor stars. It highlights up-and-coming talent across all parts of the industry.

30 UNDER 30


Retail leaders' routes to the top

Drapers speaks to four industry heavyweights to learn how they rose through the ranks, and get their advice for those just getting started in the fashion industry

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Fly solo or join the band?

Drapers explores whether the fashion industry’s young talent should branch out alone or become part of a bigger business.

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A Cold Wall grows up into a fashion house

Samuel Ross is taking one of London Fashion Week Men’s buzziest brands to Milan, where he will join the ranks of Prada, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.

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Would you like to align your business with Drapers' Next Generation initiative? Talk to Paul Stewart about opportunities to support young talent in fashion retail on 020 3953 2054 or