The Vanguard: supporting emerging talent

NET‑A‑PORTER’s global mentorship program, The Vanguard, empowers rising talent within the fashion industry by providing business development and support with a committed focus on diversity and inclusivity. This year, the program has expanded to incorporate a new wave of exceptional names, championing photographers and stylists, as well as outstanding designers, in a campaign that is co-produced with regional up-and-coming creatives

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6 new names to know

The latest clutch of labels to join The Vanguard includes a Central Saint Martins graduate who has dressed Rihanna and is committed to sustainability, a self-taught jeweler inspired by the African diaspora, and a Cape Town-based designer weaving activism into her fabrics. This is everything you need to know about the design virtuosos behind this season’s standout collections

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Shop the Class of 2021

Discover this season’s new and exclusive collections from Conner Ives, Interior, Khiry Fine and more need-to-know names, as well as our alumni of Vanguard talent including Christopher John Rogers, Peter Do and Minjukim   

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The BFC Vanguard Education Fund 

We are expanding the Vanguard mentorship program with the launch of The Vanguard Education Fund – an initiative to help shape the future of the fashion industry. In partnership with the British Fashion Council, The Vanguard Education Fund sees NET‑A‑PORTER working together with both global and BFC Colleges Council universities. The partnership will offer the next generation of talent access to dedicated mentorship programs, as well as the opportunity to receive financial support, to help them on their next steps within the fashion industry. Applications to The Vanguard Education Fund will open at the end of October 2021


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