About

Lucy Walsh, founder of The Brand Ambassadors, has spent the last sixteen years working in the fashion industry. Her roles have included commercial director of Drapers Magazine, the bible for the UK fashion market (www.drapersonline.com)  and commercial director of the UK’s largest womenswear fashion show, Pure London (www.purelondon.com)

Having worked on Drapers Magazine for ten years, Lucy’s connections with both brands and retailers is second to none.  She created the concept and launched the “Drapers Inspiring Indies” event. This event recognised the excellent retailing found in the UK and Ireland’s independent sector, something Lucy is fiercely passionate about.
After a decade working with Drapers, Lucy moved over to Pure London where she continued to use her connections to drive the success of the show. To critical acclaim, Lucy launched the new mid-premium section of Pure called “Agenda” which was home to brands like Humanoid, BZR Bruuns Bazaar, Ready to Fish by Ilje, Eyedoll and Sita Murt to name a few.
Both roles afforded Lucy the opportunity to travel to the best international fashion exhibitions to meet new brands. It was while at these exhibitions that Lucy kept meeting designers who wanted to break into the UK market but were struggling to find an agent.  She realised that, with her connections, experience and desire for a new challenge, she would be the perfect person to launch, develop and grow these brands in a sustainable and long term way.
Launching a brand into the UK market is not an easy task. A strategic, well thought out and delivered plan is essential, as is going door to door and taking the product directly to the retailer. Lucy believes that the most important thing an agent can do is go out on the road and she does so three times a week meeting owners, buyers, retailers and press, presenting the brand to them directly.
With a pop-up showroom during the key selling periods in West London Lucy sells to boutique retailers, independent department stores, major department stores and e-tail businesses, whose target consumer is the thirty plus year old woman.  Now with a full year of trading as a fashion agent Lucy has managed to launch new brands to great success into the UK market.  If you are looking for representation for your brand in the UK and Ireland please contact us.

The Brand Ambassadors Fashion Agency exhibits at SCOOP fashion exhibition.

Recommendations

Laura Weir

 Editor at ES MAGAZINE

Lucy Walsh has years of fashion industry experience, a good eye for trends, is well connected with key retailers and persistent in the pursuit of success.

Eric Musgrave

Ex -Editor in Chief of Drapers Magazine

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lucy Walsh across the past 10 years. I can unreservedly recommend her for a role in the fashion business.

Lucy is totally professional. She is smart, personable, articulate, very well-organised and understands the nuances of the fashion business very well. She is excellent at spotting and analysing trends and her own immaculate dress sense shows her personal interest in the industry. Lucy is also great fun to be around.

Jessica Brown

Head of Fashion at Amazon UK

Lucy is excellent at building relationships with fashion brands and delivers outstanding customer service to all of her clients. She is hugely passionate about fashion and retail and has endless energy and enthusiasm for any task put in front of her. I can’t recommend Lucy highly enough as someone who never compromises on her high standards and who consistently delivers brilliant, commercial results.

 

Lorna Hall

Head of Market Intelligence WGSN

Lucy Walsh has an innate ability to read the UK fashion market gained from years of tracking the retail scene . She has built strong relationships within the UK industry because of her professionalism and her passion for the sector. Lucy is a creative commercial strategist, with a great eye for business and product trends and is persistent in pursuit of her goals.

Josephine Collins

Course Director, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism London College of Fashion

Lucy Walsh knows the fashion business inside out – from established to emerging brands in every sector from mainstream to directional. She matches her fashion know how with on point knowledge of fashion retail – again, across the board. Having worked with Lucy over a number of years, I know that she is professional, persistent and successful.