All Careers Advice

  • Gucci has appointed Renée E Tirado as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion after the brand was criticised for selling a balaclava-style jumper that some felt referenced “blackface” earlier this year.

  • Retailer Superdry has announced the appointment of Georgina Harvey and Faisal Galaria to its board as non-executive directors. Harvey is also set to become chairman of the remuneration committee.

  • Shop Direct has appointed Boots’ Guy Farmer as group trading director, effective from September.

  • Marks & Spencer’s managing director of clothing and home, Jill McDonald, is leaving the retailer.

  • Public Desire has appointed former senior buyer at Asos, Fiona Brown, as head of buying for apparel and footwear.

  • Mike Ashley’s head of retail, Karen Byers, has resigned from Sports Direct after 28 years.

  • Ray Clacher today stepped down from his role as executive vice-president at Hong Kong fashion group Trinity, which owns menswear brands Kent & Curwen, Gieves & Hawkes and Cerruti 1881, Drapers can reveal.

  • Sharon Jones has joined Danish womenswear retailer Masai Clothing Company as head of sales UK and Ireland, after six years at premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano.

  • The path from small start-up to fully fledged fashion empire can be a treacherous one, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls that come with scaling up.

  • In a competitive market, what can retailers and fashion businesses do to recruit and nurture the next generation of talented technology professionals?

  • Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Drapers 30 Under 30 project recognises the wealth of young talent working in the UK fashion industry. This year's line-up of rising stars includes tech specialists, merchandising masters, brilliant buyers and forward-thinking founders. Find out who made 2019's list of the best young professionals in the business.

  • As seismic shifts and constant changes in the retail environment continue, Drapers explores what new roles should be on retailer’s hit lists to ensure future success.
  • The ability to work quickly, have a global mindset and an entrepreneurial outlook are becoming central to the role of a buyer.
  • As Drapers’ 30 Under 30 talent-spotting initiative reaches its 10th year, we catch up with alumni to discover how their careers developed and hear their top tips for the Drapers Next Generation.

  • Forward-thinking retailers and brands are borrowing “fail fast” methods from the technology sector to innovate at pace.
  • Challenging times require strong leadership. Nowhere is this more true than on the UK high street, where fashion bosses are battling a sluggish economy and shaky consumer confidence in an ever-changing retail industry.
  • Oasis and Warehouse COO Hash Ladha, FitFlop global people director Kathy Alison and DL1961 founder Sarah Faisal Ahmed gave their tips for creating a great workplace culture at the Drapers Fashion Forum.
  • A spirit of innovation can help retailers to survive in tough markets, so learn from the brands that are putting it at their core.
  • Maud Barrionuevo, global buying director for luxury Parisian ecommerce site 24S, tells Drapers her lessons in luxury.
  • Simon Bourne turned a desire to salvage scrap leather into an award-winning footwear brand.