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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New: The Vanguard Education Fund 

In partnership with the British Fashion Council, we’re offering the next generation of talent access to our mentorship program and bursary. Discover this year’s mentors, including Vanguard alumni Conner Ives and Christopher John Rogers.

New to The Vanguard

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