Newsletter 13th April 2016
Last week ended with some very sad news indeed, Simon Wang (pictured with model right), a fashion designer that the FashionCapital team have worked with for almost a decade has passed away. FashionCapital CEO Jenny Holloway said:
“I was genuinely so upset to read the devastating news that Simon has passed away. We’ve worked with Simon for almost ten years and secured his label with contracts from ASOS.com. Simon was gifted. Truly talented with an eye for detail and a twist to a silhouette that gave his designs an edge. Always positive and motivated everyone at Fashioncapital grew to respect, admire and adore Simon. He was just unique. Our heartfelt condolences to his family at this sad time. They’re always welcome to visit us in London.”
Fashion Enter Welcomes Students from India
This week Fashion Enter welcomed a cohort of Fashion Management students from the International College of Fashion in New Delhi, India to the Factory for a unique insight into the UK fashion industry. They have so far taken a workshop with Business Mentor Nigel Rust on business strategy, cash flow, profit and loss and sales and have also been on a tour of the factory for an overview on British garment manufacturing and how a factory operates. One student commented; “a very informative and enriching session.”
The students are in their third year in Fashion Management so their exposure to the western world of fashion is proving an extremely fruitful experience. As part of their trip we will also introduce them to British designer Tanya Elizabeth who will talk about the design process and they will be taken on a tour of the Albion Knitting Company to review a high-end knitwear factory.
Apprenticeship Posts of the Week
We have several new apprenticeship positions available from 365 Fashions, Lipstick Boutique, N16 Vintage and Darling London.
Click here to view and apply.
Factory Open Day: Wednesday 20th April 11am – 1pm
The team is really looking forward to meeting some new faces next week. If you want to know more about what we do and how the factory works then this open day is for you. For those in industry looking for sampling, production, training, studio space or an apprentice we welcome you to our open day to see the many facets of our business and what we can offer you. The two-hour session will provide potential clients with an overview on Fashion Enter services including membership and one to one business mentoring.
Email: email@example.com to register.
Last Spaces Remaining for the 5-Day Vetigraph Course
Following the success of the Vetigraph taster day we held last month, we are now delighted to confirm that a more advanced five-day course. This is ideal for both beginners and those looking to take their CAD/CAM skills to the next level.
“The tutors from Vetigraph were amazing, my objective was reached, I 100% have a mission to master digital P/cutting.” – Kerry
Taking place at the Fashion Technology Academy from 9th May – 13th May 2016.
To enquire about availability and costs please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO Jenny Holloway Talks Technical Careers & Manufacturing
Drapers Next Generation is a one-day event that brings fashions leading experts together before the industry’s future generation. Amongst leading industry professionals from ASOS.com, Karen Millen, Topman and The White Company, FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway will be discussing manufacturing & technical careers alongside Drapers senior news reporter Tara Hounslea, Emma Willis, managing director of the eponymous shirtmaker, and Fay Tear, Production Director, Karen Millen.
Drapers Next Generation takes place on Thursday 14th April at 30 Euston Square, 1 Melton Street, London, NW1 2FB.
This Week at the Fashion Studio it’s all about Louise!
For the past few months we have been working on Louise Korner’s gorgeous SS16 collection. Louise is a dream designer to work with as she’s incredibly friendly, down to earth and most importantly we love her designs! Here is a bit more about the brand and the designer….
Louise is a Swedish-born London-based fashion designer that studied at Central Saint Martins and the Instituto Marangoni. Her training and experience has included stints with The English National Ballet, Kinder Aggiuini, Tom Ford, Puma Black Label by Hussein Chalayan and MUUSE.
Founded in 2012 LOUISE KÖRNER has been creating ready-to-wear garments that are stocked in specific stores and boutiques and have been featured in numerous fashion magazines such as Swedish ELLE, DANSK Magazine and VOGUE Italia, music videos, fashion films and celebrities. Her contemporary womenswear label focuses on creating garments that carry unique statement prints on innovative rich textures and materials.
Louise won the PREMIUM AW14/15 Young Designer Award in womenswear and has recently been nominated by the Swedish Fashion Council to be the next Swedish Fashion Talent of 2016. Her AW16/17 Collection ‘SCANDI JUNGLE’ was showcased in Stockholm during Stockholm Fashion Week.
Supporting Freelance Production Workers
Many of our production workers at The Factory have limited English, we therefore provide all of our terms & conditions and company information translated into any requested language to ensure clarity and understanding. Production workers are also encouraged to upload and promote their profile and skills via the FashionCapital ‘Industry Bios’ section.
Fabric Swatch of the Week
This is a lovely soft emerald green Jersey with a vibrant floral print, perfect for dresses during the transition from summer to autumn.
Composition: 96% Viscose 4% Elastane
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Designer Joe Richards will be In Conversation during Bath in Fashion 18th – 24th April 2016, alongside the likes of Julien MacDonald, Erdem, Zandra Rhodes and Sir Roy Strong amongst many others, to find out more click here. Fashion Enter / Darling apprentice Belinda Diangi tells us about her next career move now that her apprenticeship is over. And don’t forget, next week Fashion Revolution will be running their #whomademyclothes campaign – want to take part? Then click here for more information.
Boutique Pick of the Week
We’re in the mood for spring here at FashionCapital HQ and with that we’ve picked out this pinafore jumpsuit that’s super cool on its own but easy to layer up when needed. Smart and chic it ticks all the season’s trend boxes.
Milford D-Ring Pinafore Jumpsuit by Finery London £75