Chesterfield House

Pop-up School of Fashion Residency

Meanwhile Space in collaboration with Local Fashion Designer & Consultant Shilpa Bilimoria and the support of GLA and Brent Council will be running an innovative accelerator fashion programme, that will provide emerging designers the opportunity to refine their labels and creations so they can take their brands to the next level.

The programme will provide access to lectures, workshops and mentoring sessions for a group of ten aspiring designers who otherwise may not have the opportunity to bring their dreams to life. Experts in the fashion industry will deliver the programme, including  senior London College of Fashion lecturer, Rosemary Varley and Emma Dick Lecturer in Fashion at Middlesex University and Director of Projects & Training for SPINNA Circle.

The programme will target high quality designers who are serious about their business and will commit to the intense 6 week programme.

Have you battled with wondering if you can make your part-time vision your full-time business?

This is your chance to access a package of support and resources to create, build and refine your brand.

The programme will offer:

3 months FREE studio at Queens Parade

As well as a series of lectures, practical workshops and 1-to-1 sessions with industry experts from leading Fashion Courses in London. The 3 modules  include:


> Branding & Identity

> Product: Materials, production, sampling, etc.

> Marketing, & sales.


You will also be part of a collective of Designers who will be working together to showcase their designs trough a photo-shoot,  a catwalk show and a FREE Pop-up Shop at the end of the programme.


> Planning a cat-walk

> Photo shoot & styling of your products

> FREE Pop-up Shop for two weeks

How to apply?

1. Download  and fill in the application form at

2. Email the completed form, 5 photos of your work and a cv if you have one to


Programme fees: £300*

Deadline for Submissions: Friday 4th March 2016 

Key Dates:

Lectures will run from March-April 2016 

Location: Queens Parade, Willesden Green and Wembley.

Photo shoot, catwalk show & pop-up shop: May-June  2016


* Concesions and in kind payments will be considered

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