Emerging Designer Fashion Portfolio Review
As an emerging designer in the fashion industry, your portfolio often serves as your prime opportunity to showcase how you creatively and strategically bring work to life.
From concept to ideation and final creation, it’s important to document your flair and skill, inviting a prospective employer to understand why you are best placed to join their team, and how you will be able to articulate their brand identity.
Join us on 27th September for our first portfolio review session, where emerging fashion designers will have the opportunity to speak 1-2-1 with an industry professional about their design work, gain tips, and learn about how to refine their portfolio.
Hosted digitally, this session is open to individuals who are based across the UK and Europe, as London isn’t the only city to produce award winning talent from diverse backgrounds.
What is the format?
Prior to the event date and time, successful candidates will be asked to submit their digital portfolio for the industry professional to review and collate their feedback, advice and comments ahead of the zoom session.
The event will take place over zoom on 27th September at 6:30-7:30pm BST, via a link that we provide successful candidates with. Once all guests have joined the call, we’ll allocate pairs into breakout rooms for your 1-2-1 session.
We advise you to lean into the session, and absorb the constructive insights and advice that the industry professional provides you with, and also use it as an opportunity to pose any questions that you have prepared in advance.
This workshop is limited to 10 attendees
Sept 10th Applications close
Sept 12th Notify successful applicants
Sept 14th Receive successful candidates digital portfolios
Sept 15th Provide Industry Professional (you) with x1 digital portfolio to review and collate your feedback, advice and comments ahead of the zoom session
Sept 27th FMR to host online 1-2-1 mentee / mentoring session @6:30-7:30pm BST
Who are our guest professionals?
Joanna Miller is an accomplished designer whose career spans 22 years in industry, working with international and domestic brands who include Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Aquascutum and more recently Ted Baker, where she held the position of Head of Womenswear.
Passionate about seeing the next generation of designers come through and realise their potential to impact the industry, Joanna brings an in-depth knowledge of the industry and how to position yourself as a standout talent.
Mark Weston is well regarded as a creative leader with over 20 years global menswear and accessories design experience for Dunhill, Burberry, Coach and DKNY.
Mark is inspired by the notion of quality and style to inform timeless design and as a means of communication for social comment, change and revolution.
James Lawrence joined ASOS in 2011 as Senior Footwear designer, moving on to become the Head of Menswear Design in 2014. In this role he led the menswear design team to drive ASOS forward in becoming the go-to fashion destination for 20 somethings.
James is now the Head of Design on Venture brand at ASOS, overseeing the Design teams across Collusion, Reclaimed Vintage and Miss Selfridge.
Prior to ASOS, James gained valuable experience and expertise in menswear working for River Island and Closed Gmbh in Hamburg, Germany.
Since graduating from Kingston School of Art with a first class honours degree five years ago, Chloe Anderson has been working at AllSaints across their jersey and swimwear product, and is now the womenswear soft wovens designer.
With a broad range of knowledge across several categories, Chloe also brings great skill in sketching, organisation and computer skills that are fundamental to a role in design.
Ross Williams is a Senior Menswear Designer whose fashion industry career spans across 10 years since graduating from Kingston School of Art.
In this time, William’s has worked with brands that include Topman Design, Hardy Amies, Aquascutum, A Cold Wall, and most recently Ted Baker.
Throughout his career, Ross has had a primary focus on technical outerwear, tailoring, and knitwear, which extends to his love for archive British fashion that has a new direction.
Educated in London at both Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, Niall has held senior roles at Burberry, Hunter and Escada, specialising in RTW design and Accessories.
Since then he has been consulting on a number of startups as well as for international brands.
An accomplished Head of Design with over 14 years’ experience working across menswear and womenswear at brands that include Folk and Sunspel.
A creative thinker and problem solver, who understands product and has an innate sense of colour, fabric and detail. Ambitiously carries a brand from conception through to realisation.
More to be announced soon
How to secure your place?
The session is open to those who are currently in their final year of studying a fashion design related degree, OR those who have graduated since 2020, OR if you are in the first TWO years of your career.
As with all of our workshops at FMR, the session is aimed at a diverse pool of talent, in particular, those who come from underrepresented communities. To attend this session you must meet one or more of the following criteria set out below:
- Identify as being from a lower socio economic background OR
- Have received free school meals OR
- Identify as being from a marginalised community i.e. ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, have a disability etc
- Be aged 18+
- Be based in the UK or Europe
Apply for a place by following the link to our Google form.