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Funding for Young Designers in the UK
Global Fashion Management teams with Creative Skillset to support young designers.

By Laura Turner

22 September 2015

Image: Thierry Bayle of GFM (second from left), with designers Kofi Oppong of Strip, Elizabeth Akingbade and Adel Ali Khan of Custom Crowns.

While the UK produces some of the most innovative fashion designers in the world, they often last no more than two to three years, lacking the skills to market and manage their businesses.
 
To address this problem, fashion business experts Global Fashion Management has partnered with Creative Skillset, the organisation that empowers the creative industries to develop skills and talent. Collectively, they will provide young designers with the guidance they need to successfully launch, manage and grow their own labels. Funding is available until December for selected applicants but, as the selection process takes up to four weeks, designers are urged to apply as soon as possible.
 
“I’m really looking forward to working alongside Creative Skillset with this initiative: we will be able to provide young designers with all of the business tools they need to set up and grow a successful fashion business,” says Thierry Bayle, founder of Global Fashion Management. “We will turn them into ‘business designers’.”
 
Successful applicants will be funded by Creative Skillset for up to 80 per cent of training costs with Global Fashion Management.
 
To find out more about the funding, contact Joanna Ransome at Global Fashion Management on 020 8576 6233 or via email at joanna@globalfashionmanagement.com.
 
 
www.globalfashionmanagement.com

 
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