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As the bi-annual shows kick off the time has come for the ‘see now buy now’ concept to be put into practice…

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Newsletter 7th September 2016

Topshop unique buy nowDear all,

Let the shows commence! Yes, it’s that time of year again when the industry turns to the four fashion capitals of the world to take in the latest creative directions from the designer sector. First up, New York, and with many designers shaking up the tradition fashion calendar it will be interesting to see how this fast-turnaround model will pan out.



First Time CPPD With Arcadia

Back at FC HQ our sister company, Fashion Enter, is about to welcome a cohort of Admin Buying Assistants and Assistant Buyers from Arcadia group. The CPPD workshop held at the Factory next Wednesday will provide an exclusive insight into how a factory operates so the group can understand the business from a supplier’s perspective.

The last CPPD workshop took place with M&S, Shreya, BAA commented: “I have learnt a lot of tricks to look out for when working with a factory, how garments are costed, issues a factory may have with their retail customer and have visually seen who does what.” 

We look forward to welcoming Arcadia next week. If you would like to read more about our CPPD workshops click here.



7 sept jigsaw picApprenticeship Post of the Week

Do you want to work for Jigsaw? The long established, British fashion brand is currently looking for a Pattern Room and Production Apprentice.

To find out more and apply click here




Fashion Enter Apprentice Razina Talks About Her Experience

“So far this has been a great learning experience, as I feel more responsible, because there is now nobody as experienced as Dymphna (currently on maternity leave) to watch over us or correct us if we make a mistake when doing these things. This means that it is important for me to be very focused in what I am doing and not rush any of my tasks in the pattern room, as a small mistake could be very costly. Alongside this, it is also now my responsibility to train the pattern cutters in digitising, which has been quite successful so far. I now feel a bit more confident in my ability to digitise and check patterns, and I hope I am able to improve my skills in patterns over the next year.”



rebekah at lcm

Want Some Fashion Career Inspiration?

We are currently interviewing individuals with behind the scenes fashion week jobs about their route into the industry. First up we hear from an Events Assistant and from our very own Fashion Editor / Journalist.



Introducing our Latest Batch of Learners

Welcome to: Christina Sanderson, Margaret Bovell, Venu Mesa and Iulia Filipovscaia. These four learners will be adding their profiles to FashionCapital today, to read all about them and their fashion journey click here.



Dates for Your Diary:

Thursday 8th September 2016, British Vogue will air their first ever fly-on-the-wall documentary on BBC2 at 9pm. In a two-part programme Vogue opens their doors to the world as they prepare to celebrate their 100th Birthday!

Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th September – London Fashion Week

17 aug best of britanniaFriday 30th September 2016 – 2nd OctoberBest of Britannia at Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1. Discover the best in British product design and see the Fashion Enter team cutting and machining designs from June Sarpong’s label Ldny firsthand. http://bestofbritannia.com/

Monday 3rd October – Friday 7th October – Vetigraph Course. Learn how to digitise your own patterns, pattern cut, grade patterns, lay panning and utilize fabric effectively in this intensive five-day course at the Fashion Technology Academy! Limited space is available so get in touch now to join! Email: jenni@fashion-enter.com or call 0208 809 3311.

Tuesday 11th October from 10am ‘Fashion Fit For The Future – Better, Faster, Smarter’ conference to be held at Queens Hotel in Leeds, the event is sponsored by Alvanon and Lectra. To find out more and book your place click here.

7 sept fabric showWednesday 12th – Thursday 13th October Textile Forum, The Fashion Fabric Show at One Marylebone by Regent’s Park, London. www.textileforum.co.uk




Meeting Lucy Choi

Rebekah, our social media Queen, will be attending an evening event tomorrow with Lucy Choi, shoe designer and relative of Jimmy Choo, hosted Samata Pattinson. More from this soon.



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FC Fabric Studio Swatch of the Week

As we’ve seen for several seasons bright pops of colour are no longer restricted to the confines of spring/summer. In fact an injection of a bold shade is often a great way to liven up the neutral tones often used in autumn collections. We love this teal textured crepe, which includes a touch of elastane to provide some give.

Available now on the FCFabricStudio website.




On FashionCapital.co.uk This Week…

bazaarvoice Maria Di Martino headshotIndia Hunnikin rejoins the team with her weekly What’s Trending column, to provide a taste of style news in one swift hit.

Rebekah Litherland reports live and direct from the latest edition of London Edge, click here to read about the trends on show.

And Maria Di Martino, Senior PR Manager EMEA at Bazaarvoice (pictured right) provides us with a guest article on the importance of consumer-generated content to read this insightful piece click here.



Boutique Piece of the Week

With New York on our minds we have picked out this playful cocktail print top by British fashion entrepreneur Victoria Beckham. No stranger to New York Victoria is due to show her Spring/Summer 2017 collection on the NYFW schedule on the 11th September. In the meantime we’ll settle for her fun sister line, Victoria, Victoria Beckham available via net-a-porter.com

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And Finally Congratulations to Dymphna

On the safe arrival of her gorgeous baby, here is a picture!

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Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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