The first in a series of Rise 'Masters of Fashion' events. An evening of conversation with Clive Beharrell, who has been behind some of the biggest successes in the fashion business. Interviewed by Kirsty McGregor from Drapers and followed by networking drinks.
The 8th February 2017 saw the UKFT Rise annual social event held at the Aviva Digital Garage. The event was well attended and saw the passing of the torch for the chairmanship for Rise. Richard Hurtley stepped down from his role and Patrick Dudley-Williams, from UK Menswear brand Reef Knots, took his place. At the event, Patrick spoke about his business, its growth and how Rise had helped him during his early years.
The mentoring event was one of the highlights of the year, seeing 36 brands come together to speak to 13 mentors from across the fashion industry. The event was held at the offices of City of London law firm Wedlake Bell. Each mentor spoke to three brands across the evening with a winner being chosen from the three. The event therefore resulted in 13 brands being chosen to have ongoing mentoring and advice from their area specialist. This event offers huge value to brands and is likely to be one of Rise's key events moving forward. A huge success all round.