June 2018 (applications closed)

  • Simone Sylvester
  • Neesha Tulsi Champaneria
  • Javier Navarro
  • Emma Wright
  • Elizabeth Morling
  • Dior Bediako
  • Chloé Marlow
  • Danielle Barry
  • Brendan McKnight

Applications for this event are now closed.

Want to be at the top of your game in textiles or fashion?

Then make sure you apply to our Portfolio Masterclass at New Designers!

Kickstart your career, progress into a promotion or simply come along to gain invaluable tips and advice.

There are around 30 spaces available at this event.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock and MOO.


Thursday 28th June Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH
This event will allow you to meet and connect with industry leaders, discuss projects, ideas and network with like-minded folk.It’s a rare opportunity to chat to senior creatives directly, and a chance to get your foot in the door: industry mentors are often on the lookout for new minds to join their teams. Past masterclasses attendees have gained internships, positions and freelance work at companies such as Warner Music, Pentagram, M&C Saatchi and Google.
Charlotte Gush, Fashion editor, Refinery29
Javier Navarro, Senior Designer, MADE.COM
Elizabeth Morling, Senior Graphics & Textile Designer, clientelle: Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Tom Ford
Angela Baidoo, Trend Forecaster and Lead Catwalk Editor, Debenhams
Emma Wright, Senior print and textile designer, clientelle: Versace, Ralph & Russo
Charmaine Logan, Recruitment Partner - Buying, Merchandising & Design, TOPSHOP / TOPMAN
Susie Burt, Recruitment Manager - Buying, Merchandising, Design and Technical, TOPSHOP / TOPMAN
Mollie Nathan, Global fashion Partnerships Manager, Mastered
Neena Champaneria, Freelance Stylist, clientelle: Selfridges, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Melissa
Natasha Tomalin-Hall, Art Director and Creative Consultant, formerly art director of Stylist Magazine
Simone Sylvester, Freelance Fashion and Advertising Stylist


This event is ideal for anybody in fashion, design, textiles/related professions.
Whether you are already in the industry, studying or looking for your next big break - you can apply (applications are free!). We're after a diverse group of people with ambition and big ideas. There is no minimum or maximum experience level required.
There are 30 spaces at the event (we have to keep numbers down so everybody gets the most they can out of the event ) Projects on your profile can be in any medium, including videos, personal projects, hypothetical briefs, uni projects. Ideas or works-in-progress are absolutely fine too! We just need to learn a little about you and what it is you do.
If you are one of the selected applicants, you’ll be sent a single-use ticket code. Masterclass tickets cost £10.
Still unsure how the events roll out? Browse our Portfolio Masterclass page to see snaps.
If you have any questions, just contact us at help@the-dots.com
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock and MOO.
Apply a 15% discount to Shutterstock image purchases using the code: dots15 & a handy 15% off MOO printed products here.




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