What Can London Do to Retain Talent?

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Whether it's better opportunities in other cities or just the poor weather, London can't seem to keep its big-name fashion designers in the city for its seasonal fashion weeks. What do you think?

The last time I was in London for Fashion Week was in the spring of 2001. I was working for GQ magazine in London and blagged a few tickets off the girls who toiled upstairs on the pages of Vogue. The event struggled so badly to attract financing that shows were held in cheap and drafty tents on the lawn of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington.

Cheer up, vets of the scene scolded me, the tents were better than the car parks where the shows had once been held. Read More

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