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Wayne Hemmingway set for Top Drawer seminar

Wayne Hemingway MBE, one of Britain’s most acclaimed designers, will present a one-off seminar at Top Drawer on January 17.

Hemmingway began his career running a small market stall in Camden and later established the global brand ‘Red or Dead’. His more recent ventures include pioneering ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ - one of the most ambitious festival start-ups to date, which attracted 50,000 visitors.

His seminar will include information about his beginnings in Blackburn, how he developed a passion for all things vintage and why the trend has perennial appeal. Retailers will also learn how vintage can work for them.

“Vintage adds a new dimension…and shows you know what’s cool. It allows that mix-and-match of old meets new that shows you have nouse, taste and understand the modern sustainable ethic,” says Hemingway.

Wayne will also be looking forward to giving retailers and buyers an in-depth insight as to how the vintage trend will translate for 2011. “Vintage is, and will continue to be, massive because it’s crossed over from being quirky and often misunderstood to being accepted and the right thing to do, in terms of re-use and giving new life to old yet timeless pieces,” he added.

The Top Drawer seminar line up also includes Mary Portas, who will be providing a taster sesssion from the Mary Portas' Masterclass. The workshop workshop is designed to offer retailers and invaluable set of hints and tips to improve the performance of their business.

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About Top Drawer

  • Top Drawer, 16-18 January 2011, will once again bring together an inspirational showcase of over 700 carefully selected British and international suppliers to the convenient central location of Earl's Court.
  • As the first retail trade event of the new year, Top Drawer showcases the newest product launches, cutting edge designs and must-have products for the new year - helping you to restock and refresh your store after the busy festive period.
  • Presented in five easy-to-navigate zones, Top Drawer is the perfect opportunity to source bestselling products and preview spring 2011 collections - all in one day and in one convenient location within the nation's capital.

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