Enterprising Fashion - Pioneering UK Fashion Talent​

Published on 22 Jan 2013

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London's pioneering business incubator that supports and nurtures emerging fashion design talent.

Speaker: Toby Meadows @MeadowsToby (Centre for Fashion Enterprise)

Roundtable Session Vol.16: Toby Meadows
Published on Jun 20, 2012

Toby Meadows is a London-based consultant specialized in fashion. He founded and directs Three's Company Creative Consultancy,focusing on fashion, design, and lifestyle. Being the industry's insider, he also give lectures in the London College of Fashion, giving insights on the latests in the business. On 2009 his book, How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label was published, became a best seller, and was translated into 6 languages. His experience with big fashion brands such as Gap, Topshop, Zara, Ralph Lauren, and Gucci gained him the knowledge and the network inside the industry, making the book a perfect guide to new talents in fashion design. Meadows is currently working as a consultant in the a business incubator in London that supports emerging design talents in fashion.

With his work periodically involving travelling to Indonesia, Toby Meadows visited Whiteboard Journal's headquarters in Kemang and shared his observation and knowledge of Indonesia's creative industry with our host Leonard Theosabrata.

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Practicum: British Fashion-2.Toby Meadows - Part 1

Published on May 12, 2011

2.04.2011 Practicum: British Fashion-2, Moscow
"The major barriers for Growth that young designers face" - part 1 
Toby Meadows, Business Consultant at Centre for Fashion Enterprise


Practicum: British Fashion-2​

Uploaded on 27 May 2011
Practicum: British Fashion -- 2
Professional development program for fashion entrepreneurs 

Practicum: British Fashion -- 2 was organized by British Council, «Local Fashion» project and Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture on 1-2 April 2011. That was a 2-day program of events that aimed at professional development and building networks of European and Russian fashion entrepreneurs.

On 1 April 2011 during the whole day 12 European and Russian designers presented their fashion business cases in the format of public pitching, among them there were D.EFECT (Lithuania), Michaela Mazalanova (Slovakia), Fortytwo (Russia), Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week (Poland), m*faganel (Slovenia), Soulland (Denmark), R/H (Finland), Nadya Nurieva (Russia), Collaboration [Five five] (Russia), Mareunrol's (Latvia), Lisa Shahno (Russia), Kristian Steinberg (Estonia). The pitching panel included Toby Meadows (Centre for Fashion Enterprise), Janine Passley (E8IGHT), Amelia Gregory (Amelia Magazine), Clare Lopeman (British Higher School of Design in Moscow), Michael Salac (PR Blow).

On 2 April 2011 all day long UK experts shared their experience of working in the fashion industry, and young designers had a chance to discuss their most acute issues and gain useful knowledge from established professionals. 

On the 3d of April 2011 in the framework of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Moscow hosted the catwalk shows of 3 UK designers - James Long, Louise Gray and Marios Schwab - supported by the British Council, the British Embassy in Moscow and Fashion East. The joint project run by the British Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia showcased the latest collections of the recognized UK designers discovered by the programme Fashion East some time ago. Lulu Kennedy, Director of Fashion East, visited Moscow on this occasion. 


The Fashion Show: Episode 4​

Published on 17 Apr 2012

All the way from London, Nadine gets some essential pointers from fashion consultant, and author of best selling 'How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label' Toby Meadows as he guest speaks in 'Work Shoppers' here in Cairo. His aim is to teach local designers how to build successful brand and product lines!

Indonesia Fashion Forward 2013 (Second Generation)​

The Indonesian Fashion Forward Programme is a three year partnership programme between British Council, Jakarta Fashion Week, and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, whereby we commission London's Centre of Fashion Enterprise to conduct business skills development and capacity building to a group of local young emerging design talents. 

From 13 - 15 May 2013, the IFF programme welcomes once again the UK fashion consultants from CFE: Wendy Malem, Angela Quaintrell, Toby Meadows, Sanjeev Davidson as well as Demelza Galica. Each expert provides a unique business skill within the fashion industry value chain. On Monday, 13 May 2013, CFE delivered a seminar on "Developing your Fashion Label" to a large audience in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy auditorium. The seminar was followed by a press conference that was attended by H.E Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. For the next two days, the CFE consultants delivered a one-on-one coaching session with each design team that was categorized into Branding & Pricing and Distribution & Sales. 

This year, the IFF programme includes a range of different Indonesian design talents, from high-end luxury designers, ready-to-wear, muslimwear and even accessories. The designers in this batch includes Tex Saverio, Friedrich Herman, Vinora Ng, TOTON, Nefertiti (NFRT), Monday to Sunday, 8Eri, MILCAH, Nur Zahra, Jenahara, Lianna Gunawan (La Spina), and Novita Yunus (Batik Chic).

The designers will continue to receive digital mentoring and coaching until CFE's next visit in October 2013 during Jakarta Fashion Week 2014.