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Newsletter 17th February 2016

pure menswear overviewDear all,

From the trade show halls of Jacket Required and Pure London to the catwalk collections from New York, and as of Friday, London – there’s certainly a plethora of fashion inspiration being served up. The FashionCapital team are prepped and ready to report on all the London Fashion Week action so do click here to read the latest reports, street style and news.


Meet the Manufacturer 2016

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Meet the Manufacturer is the only sourcing event exclusively showcasing British manufacturers and producers. With over 150 exhibitors specialising in clothing, textiles and leather goods, the show will be celebrating its third edition on the 25th & 26th May 2016.

The Fashion Enter will be there once again Jenny Holloway comments:

“Every year we exhibit at the Make it British ‘Meet the Manufacturer’ event which is exactly the right platform quality makers need to meet clients. The growth of the event has been phenomenal and it’s absolute credit to the founder Kate Hills for spotting the demand for this niche event. Looking forward to meeting everyone again in May.”



Date for Your Diary

Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: The UK fashion industry – digital strategies, IP, international competitiveness and policy priorities Tuesday, 12th April 2016.

With Mark Felix, John Lewis; Mark Denton, Head of Retail Propositions, BT Expedite; Lynda Adams, Deputy Director of Designs, Intellectual Property Office; and Adam Mansell, Chief Executive Officer, UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT)

And presentations from:

Matthew Drinkwater,Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion;Virginia Grose, University of Westminster; Jenny Holloway, Fashion Enter; Martine Jarlgaard, Martine Jarlgaard London;Tamara Sender, Mintel; Iain Stansfield, Olswang;Sarah Weller, Mubaloo and Jayne West, Creative Skillset.

At a central London location to find out more click here


Fashion Enter talks at EMFEC ‘Innovation in FE – Emracing Devolution

On 8th February CEO Jenny Holloway was a guest speaker at the EMFEC ‘Innovation in FE – Embracing Devolution’ conference in Nottingham discussing Fashion Enter’s best practices and how organisations can be truly innovative in the face of change. Jenny commented:

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‘It’s the first time I went to the EMFEC conference and I was really impressed with the dedication and commitment shown to the FE provision. I find it rather heart breaking that the FE funding provision is being so effectively obliterated. I have spent the last five years of my life working on PTLLS, DTLLs, assessors A1 qualification and the TAQA qualification too. I was so tired in the evening classes I was virtually dribbling by 10pm but I soldiered on because I wanted us at Fashion Enter to the best possible training provision for skills in fashion. We need FE, we should be supporting people who have the potential to develop skills but may not be that academic. To hear leading academics predict that the number of FE technical colleges could be reduced from the current 300 to approximately 200 within the next two years is just a travesty of justice.’




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Vetigraph for Beginners

Want to up-skill with the latest technology for industrial pattern cutting? We are holding an introductory one-day Vetigraph taster course on the 1st March 2016. Places are limited so to guarantee a slot please email jenni@fashion-enter.com or call 020 8809 3311 now.


News From the Fashion Studio

This week in the Fashion Studio, we have been working ongarments for London Fashion Week designers:La Menta, and Louise Korner as well as an established luxury bridal wear company called Caroline Castigliano, who also celebrated their 25th anniversary recently. Experienced machinist Gonul says she is; “really enjoying working on the wedding dress called Rosa Bella, and cannot wait to work on more of their bridal wear in the future.”

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For pattern-making & short-run production enquiries: fashionstudio@fashioncapital.co.uk


Fabric Swatch of the Week17 feb fabric swatch

Created from mixed natural and manmade fibres this slub weave makes for an interesting texture and is ideal for heavier garments.

To view our latest range of fabrics for sale click here: http://www.fcfabricstudio.com/product/slub-weave



This Week on FashionCapital…

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Paul Markevicius reports direct from the menswear trade shows – Jacket Required and the new Menswear section at Pure London. JoJo Iles reviews the long-awaited Vogue 100 A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and we get some career top tips courtesy of a senior menswear buyer at Ted Baker.



Boutique Pick of the Week17 feb boutique pick hat

Now the shows are well underway so too is the ultimate show of all, the one that’s on the street courtesy of the fashion pack. The outfits, the styling, the detail has to be seen to be believed. One thing for sure a hat or two is guaranteed to make an appearance so with this in mind we’ve picked out this felt fedora style hat by established milliner’s Christy’s & Co. In just 7 to 10 days an order is handmade to the customers specifications. Now that’s something to pose about.

Madison hat by Christy’s & Co £65-

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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