Warned you are. Retail concept store Wolf & Badger has launched its inaugural Graduate Design Awards, a competition aimed to support emerging talent.

With this initiative, the lifestyle store offers three designers the chance to present and sell their graduate collection at its flagship boutique in Notting Hill.

There are three areas to compete in: fashion, jewellery and product design (including glassware and ceramics). Submissions will be accepted until June 14, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony in the autumn

Aware of for independent designers it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure affordable and prominent retail space, Wolf & Badger presents a sustainable solution to this problem: a unique platform for labels to be seen by shoppers, the media, trade buyers and industry experts.

All aspects of retailing such as staffing, sales, insurance, security and stock management are included in a simple licence fee, starting from just £55 per week that allows member designers to focus on what they do best – creating design-led marketable products.

“We enable the best new-generation and established designers to showcase their products in a prime high-street location, offering a full service that removes all of the challenges of setting-up and running a retail business” explains the parents of such a holistic concept.

 

                     

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