When we think about a career in fashion in the UK, we invariably think about London.
The capital is home to some of the world’s best fashion colleges, brands and retailers, and has a reputation for being a leader in the global fashion industry.
And while that is all well and good, to write off the potential for a fulfilling career in any other part of the UK is to ignore some great businesses and an enviable work/life balance.
From niche start-ups to established fashion giants, the UK has a lot to offer ambitious individuals who aren’t suited to the London lifestyle. As a result, Drapers and global recruitment specialist Michael Page International, whose fashion expertise stretches across the UK and beyond in buying, merchandising and design have brought you the definitive guide to fashion careers in the regions.
We’ve covered the length and breadth of the country (and dabbled a bit in Europe) to highlight the home towns of the best retailers and brands to work for, together with demographics on the regions and a taste of what they have to offer outside your working hours. Some even manage to combine work with play…
The six-week series starts on May 6 in Drapers. Take a look – it could be just what you’re looking for.
Ana Santi, Features editor, Drapers