Fashion Accelerate Programme open for Application

Accelerate Growth for Your Brand

CFE is pleased to announce that the Fashion Accelerate (formerly ‘New Fashion Venture’) programme is now open for application. The 2-year programme fast-tracks your business, strategising areas for growth and funding towards developing a new product process or service. Providing key support in areas such as accessing finance, branding and identity, costings, range and production planning and developing e-commerce and digital strategies, the programme supports designers for up to four seasons and provides regular one-on-one mentoring sessions.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be based and operating in a London Borough
  • Have been operating and trading for 4 FASHION SEASONS or 24 MONTHS – evidence required (e.g. order books or one year accounts)
  • Annual Sales of 50K – 100K
  • 10-20 Stockists or Ecommerce

Designers who have previously benefited from this programme include Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, and Christopher Raeburn. Current designers in residence include Faustine Steinmetz, Liam Hodges, Alex Mullins, Roberts Wood and Grace Wales-Bonner.

For further information on the programme and to download the application form, please click the link below:

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Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday 21st April 2017
Shortlisting: Thursday 27th April 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Scheduled to commence: June 2017