Womenswear designers, make 2019 count

Apply now to a 10-month accelerator to give you the the clarity, support and recognition you need to have your biggest season yet in 2019.

Starts February 2019
Places by application only

Industry leaders
Learn from the best

From £550 per month
Payable over 10 months

3500 alumni network
95 different countries

Get more sales. Gain more exposure. Build a better brand

You want to learn from the best. You are looking for focus and direction. You are hungry for industry feedback. You need exposure to the people that matter. You need a team in your corner.

Take this chance to put all your hard work into practice. To make your potential count.

Places are strictly limited to the most talented and committed to apply.

How it works

Mastered accelerators are a completely new model for talent development. The 10-month experience takes place online and in-person. You'll get access to world-class experts, valuable feedback, personal coaching, industry opportunities, and the network you need to break through. 

See how it works

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Hair: Christina Kolovos

Makeup: Fajer Fadjel

Makeup: Elisabeth Peclard

Styling: Tania Dioespirro

Art director: Nancy Herrmann

Grazyna Gudejko, Photography: Mastered, shot at Mastered Live Croatia

Online and in-person

The accelerator materials are available online, so you can access them anytime, anywhere, on your mobile. The experience is designed to come to you and fit around your professional career.

But this is more than just an online course. You will also be invited to local meetups and to Mastered Live, a weekend of learning and creativity, hosted at a stunning global location, such as Iceland, Croatia or Canada.

Insights from industry leaders

Throughout the ten months, video content is released featuring insights and advice from top industry figures - people who are working and succeeding in today's digital-first world.

Regular online Q&A sessions with these experts will help with feedback and give you a deeper knowledge of the industry.

One-to-one feedback and performance coaching

The backbone of the accelerator is regular feedback and mentoring from carefully selected industry insiders, given both on your business goals, and your progress through the accelerator.

Additional personal coaching sessions tackle confidence and resilience issues, giving you the tools to overcome blockers and continue to grow personally and professionally, in what is a highly competitive industry.

A network of opportunity

You will join a global pool of curated talent to network and collaborate with - photographers, art directors, and stylists who can help your brand get seen. 

We leverage our industry connections to provide opportunities for exposure and collaborations with leading retailers, publications, and global fashion events.

Labelless Gallery - Streetwear: Mastered alumni

The Labelless Gallery brand owners took part in Streetwear: Mastered curated by Virgil Abloh in 2016.

Hear what they learned, what surprised them and how the accelerator ultimately impacted the trajectory of their brand.

Meet the experts

You’ll get tailored materials and mentoring from industry leaders who understand your market and challenges, from building brands, to press coverageearly stage investment, and buying on behalf of global retailers. Here are some of the experts who will be sharing their insights with you in 2018.

Fabien Baron
Ben Mazey
Design director at Kenzo
Fabien Baron
Benn McGregor
Senior buyer menswear at Harvey Nichols
Fabien Baron
Carol Lim & Humberto Leon
Founders and designers, Opening Ceremony and co-creative directors, KENZO
Fabien Baron
Chris Fisher
Head buyer at End Clothing
Fabien Baron
Laura Wathen
Early stage investor at Pentland
Fabien Baron
Morad Sabri-Tabriz
Vice President of global merchandising at Bally
Fabien Baron
Noah Bernard
Creative director of Samsung Electronics Europe
Fabien Baron
Nura Khan
Style editor of British Vogue

Your brand's journey over 10 months

The accelerator has been developed to give you the support, clarity and recognition needed to claim your place in the industry of the future. Take a look at what the next 10 months could hold.

Your place in the industry

Discover more about the industry you’ve committed to build your business in, get to know some of your experts and find out all you need to know about how your accelerator works.

Set goals

To succeed in business, you need to have clear goals, and a strategy for how you will achieve them. In this module, you will define your goals and develop a framework to help you reach them.

Brand positioning

You’ll look at how identifying your customer, competitors and your pricing will help you correctly position yourself in the market, and you will identify the changes needed to ensure your brand stands out.

Trends

You'll go into detail looking into trends, their role in the marketplace and how they can help expand your business. You will analyse current and future trends and then use one as a means of growth for your brand.

Press

Hear from experts what journalists want to write about, how to pitch to them and how to grow your brand through press. You will come up with a creative concept that will help you get press and get noticed.

Your business model

Get feedback on your current business plan, then make improvements to your business with information on the four different business models an emerging brand can adopt, and how to manage your own cash flow - and deal with difficult suppliers.

Long-term success

Discover successful strategies emerging brands are applying to their business plans and see if they fit your brand. Learn about a rich variety of business expansion channels and find a strategy suitable for your brand. Discover successful and cost-effective channels for business expansion that will fit your brand.

Case study: Rena Andrews

"Something incredible has come out of this program already two months in. After a mentor call I was able to connect with B. Akerlund’s PR company who have now offered me a place in B.’s PR showroom in LA, The Residency. I am floored by this opportunity which only arose because of this course. Thank you Mastered!"

Enrolled on Accessories: Mastered 2017.

What some of our 3,500 alumni say

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“Mastered Live was in a fantastic location with great infrastructure. The highlight for us was meeting creative professionals from around the world and collaborating with them during the event and in the days after the event.”

Kathryn Pledger & Kathy Schicker
Enrolled on Accessories: Mastered 2017

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“So good! SO INSPIRING. [My mentor] didn't hold back and let me know exactly where my weaknesses were which was amazing.”

Bianca Librandi

Enrolled on Accessories: Mastered 2017

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“I really loved it! I loved being able to get feedback and actionable insights.”

Yummii Ong-Tran

Enrolled on Accessories: Mastered 2017

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“Thanks, for me [the mentoring] was an amazing session. I am very inspired, and I can see the concept which will move the brand forward.”

Dorte Dee April Agergaard

Enrolled on Accessories: Mastered 2017

Apply now

Complete your application to be considered for a place.

10 months

Starts early 2019

Limited places
Enrolling now

From £550 per month
Payable over 10 months