Creative Hub


With the Fashion First Bursary

This year, the Fashion First Bursary has been introduced at Top Drawer, London  to sit alongside the already established Spotted and Home Grown ‘areas’ creating a whole floor in Olympia dedicated to New Talents.

This Fashion First initiative will offer subsidised stands at the show in January 2015 and a further 3 year package of support to 30 new fashion and accessories designers who make the cut. All applications will be reviewed by our panel of expert judges headed up by the highly talented Zandra Rhodes in October this year, giving your work visibility to a variety of established retailers and makers.


  • Products must be new-to market and retail ready
  • Applicants must not have previously exhibited at any other UK trade event
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commercial knowledge and understanding of the trade selling process
  • Products must demonstrate commercial competence and an understanding of the needs of retail buyers, ie: pricing, mark-ups, delivery, packaging etc
  • Products must be commercially viable and appeal to a retail audience
  • Products must be original /non-derivative


Application deadline 30th September 2014. Download your application pack today and apply now

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