Newsletter 10th February 2016
Are we on the cusp of a fundamental change in the fashion industry? For as long as anyone can remember designer shows previewed one-season ahead to an exclusive audience of press and buyers. However today’s climate of see-it-now buy-it-now has led to brand giant Burberry’s latest decision – to show its men’s and womenswear together and in-season just before the collection becomes available in store. It’s a consumer led approach that takes full advantage of the social media marketing possibilities created by the show. Social media savvy consumers don’t want to wait six-months for a design to become retail ready and the likes of Burberry, and also Tom Ford, have responded to this. Will others follow suit? Time will tell, it does however seem that ‘quick turnaround’ will not only apply to the high street and hopefully this is good news for our UK based manufacturers.
Apprenticeships Currently Available
We are currently recruiting for the following apprenticeships on the Level 3 and Level 4 programmes:
New Look – Assistant Garment Technologist
Find of London – Buying and Sales Apprentice
N16 Vintage – Buying Admin Assistant
To find out more click here
To apply for any of the above roles please submit your CV to email@example.com
The Latest from the Fashion Studio
Recently at the Fashion Studio, we have had the pleasure of working with the lovely Kimberley Garner (pictured right), from the well known ‘Made in Chelsea’ TV show, to produce her latest swimwear collection for SS16.
This is what Dominique and Kasia from the Fashion Studio had to say about working with Kimberley and Freddie, her business partner:
“Kimberley and Freddie have been very involved throughout the entire process, from the initial design stages, right through to production, and this meant that we were able to complete production within 2/3 weeks.
“Kimberley was also very delighted with the support she received from the Fashion Studio and would like to work with us again the future. We are currently going to be producing approximately 150 units a month for their swimwear range, which aims to meet the needs of a large market.”
Freddie added that – “working with the team at the Fashion Studio has been an amazing experience from the start. When you look at the pieces the Fashion Studio has created with us, it’s so clear how much thought and expertise has been put into each one!
“No problem is too big or too small for them and we’ve always found a way to get the result we want! Being able to produce in England is really important to us and working with the Studio we’ve loved being able to drop in and discuss production and future projects and work with the great talent we have here in England. We’re really looking forward to continuing our work with them on future collections.”
For more information on the Fashion Studio and its services click here.
Date for Your Dairy:
Building occupational expertise through collaborative employer-provider partnerships:
A free Conference on Two Way Street and Teach Too
When: Monday March 7th 2016 10.00am – 3.30pm
Where: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ
Jenny Holloway, CEO Fashion Enter will be joined by the likes of Professor Ann Hodgson, Director of the Two Way Street project, Sir Frank McLoughlin, Chair of the CAVTL Commission, Jenny Williams, Education and Training Foundation and others for a panel discussion and workshops. The conference will demonstrate how experts from industry can spend some time teaching their occupational expertise to others and contributing to curriculum development, while continuing in their occupational role.
Register for free now at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Press
Great to see the Fashion Technology Academy official launch event combined with the ‘Looks Great’ fashion show on the cover and featured inside the latest edition of ‘Haringey People’. Click here if you would like to view the PDF version of the magazine.
Ravensbourne Visit The Factory
Yesterday we had a visit from first year fashion students from Ravensbourne. The group were introduced to Fashion Enter and the world of garment manufacturing as part of the factory site visits we offer to learners at all levels.
Following a review of Fashion Enter activities the cohort were taken onto the Factory floor where they were guided through the processes of the garment life cycle. Production Manager Caroline explained the importance of each role and went through technical terms such as what cabbage is, critical v’s non critical fault, red seal and ratio packs. The students were then asked to complete an observation task and spot procedures in place that makes us a fully compliant factory.
“Very informative session. Caroline gave a fantastic overview, introduced key terms and UK production V’s overseas. Thank you, great trip.” Carla, Course Tutor
We look forward to welcome a second group of students from Ravensbourne this Friday!
To enquire about our educational visits please e-mail: email@example.com
Fabric Swatch of the Week
Just in this 100% pure silk with a contemporary monochrome grid and diamond print. A beautiful draping fabric that works well for tops, relaxed-fit cardigans and dresses.
To view and see what other fabrics we have in stock visit: www.fcfabricstudio.com
This Week on FashionCapital…
Our CEO Jenny Holloway gave a short presentation on our sister company Fashion Enter at the emfec Annual Conference 2016 ‘Innovation in FE: Embracing Devolution’, in Nottingham. Jenny will be updating us with an article on this important conference in due course. FashionCapital editor JoJo Iles, meanwhile, is attending the press view of the highly anticipated Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery today. Elsewhere Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston advises on Decision Making and India Hunnikin comments on all the latest style stories that are trending across those busy social media networks this week.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Wear your heart on your sleeve quite literally, well; it is Valentine’s Day this weekend! Fairly Made in the UK from cotton-acrylic mix fibre by Fair + True, this classic stripe jumper in cream & navy features dropped shoulders and a heart detail on the sleeve. Made to hang loose on the body with additional side vents for a slouchy, relaxed shape, looks great teamed with jeans or casual trousers.
£45 from Fashion-Conscience.com