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Clothes, Catwalks & Collections – FC Newsletter 25th February 2015


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Newsletter 25th February 2015

Dear all,

What a fashion fabulous week it has been, the FashionCapital.co.uk team were out in full force to report live and direct from all the London Fashion Week action, we have some fantastic reviews, interviews, photography and street style shots in our ‘Industry Trends’ section click here to view the reports.

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A big thank-you to the team (some pictured above) for all their hard work and on-the-nail reporting; Zoe Barrow, Paul Markevicius, guest writers Henrietta and Orlagh from the label – Rixo, Katie Farley, JoJo Iles, catwalk photographer Chris Daw and inspirational street style by Sherion Mullings. You can also find our very own Paul Markevicius championing ethical and local sourcing with his video sound bite at the Faustine Steinmetz presentation – click here to view.


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Visit Fashion Enter’s Live Manufacturing Environment

There is a real lack of insight into hands-on work skills and experience available to budding fashion students in schools today, the fashion career path is very much focused around set-taught routes of journalism and design, so much so that the world of manufacturing has become almost a hidden industry.

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Hoping to open young students eyes to this secret industry and the career pathways in manufacturing, Fashion Enter are offering site visits to a live, working factory. Giving students the opportunity to see a garment go from design concept to finished product at both high-end and high street level, all under one roof.

If you are an educational establishment and would like to arrange a site visit to Fashion Enter, please check out full information here or contact info@fashioncapital.co.uk

You can check out past site-visits held at Fashion Enter here



See You at the Spring Edition of the Knitting & Stitching Show

28 knitting stitching logoThe Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, 5 – 8 March, Olympia, London, (just next weekend) is designed to inspire both beginners and professionals at knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting and dressmaking. This market continues to enjoy a huge surge in popularity and the show has seen a 45% increase in visitors last year.

Taking part in the show for the first time is social enterprise FashionCapital. The team from the training and production facility based in North London will present a step-by-step account of the garment life cycle, taking visitors on an informative journey that reveals each stage of garment production from initial idea from through to delivery of finished garments.

For those interested in pursuing a career in fashion, FashionCapital will also host talks and demonstrations on its level 1 Stitching Academy, levels 2, 3 and 4 Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship programmes and soon to launch qualifications at the Fashion Technology Academy opening in March 2015.

FashionCapital will be joined by the Fashion & Textile Museum, who will be showcasing a selection of designs from their collections giving a taster of the exhibition scheduled at the museum for this coming year.

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is a must-attend event for anyone with a passion for textile crafts – from complete beginners, experienced crafters and professional textile artists to those wanting to explore course and career options.

The FashionCapital team on stands E4 and E6 looks forward to seeing you.

For a full a full list of sessions and to book visit:




Creative and Branding Seminar Tomorrow!

How would you like to learn the ins and outs of Creative and Branding in fashion with London & Paris Fashion Week designer label, No Fixed Abode

Emma Mann is the creative force behind luxury streetwear label No Fixed Abode. With lead creative experience in not just fashion but in a variety of different sectors, her clients include, Lenny Kravitz, Xbox, Ibiza Rocks and L’Oreal amongst others. 

Emma prides her self with over 20 years experience in advertising and branding, after recently securing a spot for her newly-launched fashion label this season at both London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, Emma is now offering the opportunity to learn from her.

Emma will be holding the Branding and Creative seminar on Thursday 26th February, from 9am-5pm at Fashion Enter – North London. 

For more information please see poster or contact zoe@fashioncapital.co.uk to secure the last remaining places. 

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Introducing Shruti Bhadekar

25 feb 15 shrutiAfter meeting with the FashionCapital team at Pure London, up-and-coming designer, Shruti Bhadekar (pictured left), also a Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications for Si Fashion Galerie in Dubai, was left feeling ‘amazed and honoured’ after receiving an introduction to FashionCapital and Fashion Enter and our services and support to new designers. So much so that she featured a company overview and personal anecdote of her admiration for the company on her very own blog…

Shruti on www.fashioncapital.co.uk:

“I recently met with Paul & Jenny from Fashion Enter / Fashion Capital division (I call it a division by itself because that is what it has established itself into in the UK Fashion industry.) As a business model, as well as a social entity – Fashion Enter is a successful achievement. Very effective and so grounded in its principle.

Jennifer Holloway – the CEO, is a woman of great character indeed. I met with her personally for a brief discussion of several business topics and she spoke volumes to me in her few words; I feel immature and so illiterate in actual terms compared with her. I felt it great honour to have had her time; not just that – I also felt tad guilty for occupying the busy lady.

So, the beginnings of my blog – I dedicate to her with great esteem and respect. It won’t be much contribution – but I ensure my appreciation and thumbs up for all the serious fashion enthusiasts, lovers and business people to visit the institution and contribute to Jennifer’s dream of creating fashion opportunities, developing it as a systematic, quality conscious and socially effective business while keeping it simple!”

To visitShruti Bhadekar’s blog please click here



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This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk…

It’s all about the shows as we flip from cold and snowy New York to occasionally rainy London, read all the catwalk reports here. Paul Markevicius previews the forthcoming The Fabric of India’ exhibition heading to the V&A later this year and we introduce the growing brand ‘Little Black Dress’ in our Industry Bio’s section. And for some visual inspiration click over to our Image Gallery and view the latest street style ensembles worn by those in the business at London Fashion Week.



Boutique Pick of the Week25 feb 15 boutique finery

Online retailer Finery London recently held a pop-up fitting room in the heart of Covent Garden, to introduce the brand and its launch designs. In between shows and presentations FashionCapital.co.uk editor JoJo Iles popped in for a hands-on look at the merchandise. She said, “the quality and unique styling details really shone through and I was amazed by the relatively low price points. I particularly loved the shoes, culottes and this simple hand-beaded skirt (pictured right). The place was buzzing with photographers and call-ins from magazines. Looks like Caren and her team have really nailed it!”

Finery London – Rushton Sequin Embellished Skirt £105- available in UK sizes 6 to 18.

Until next time, have a great week,

All the team at Fashion Capital x



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