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Fashion Capital Newswire – 01st August 2007


Hanging it all together for the fashion industry


Hello All,


Isn’t it great to see the sunshine at last, long may it continue!



FC Chat


The forums have been buzzing on Fashion Capital of late and it’s fantastic to see a regular exchange of advice and networking going on. Want to check out the forums? Then sign in and click on forums on the top navigation bar, we have several sections from jobs to business advice – all worth a look.



Street Style


Regulars to Fashion Capital may well remember Jo Carey and her excellent street style reports. This week she is back and has shot a series of individuals donning summer prints. To view the report click here.




Profile 8



Profile, the designer platform held in conjunction with Fashion Expo, is certainly hotting up. Our sister company Fashion-Enter is organising the event has already received numerous applications. Sponsored by Hobbs, Debenhams and Whistles, Profile provides an amazing opportunity for womenswear, menswear and accessories designers to showcase their creations. The team has already begun the gruelling short-listing process and is pleased to announce that the following have made it to the next stage:






Isis Cashmere

Melanka & Me

Joe Blake

Fanni Ann

Jaya Accessorize

Catharina Eden


Sylvie McGinnis

Dawn James



These are just a few of the designers that have been short-listed so far. The team have more applications to check out and for those of you that are interested and have yet to apply there is still time; the final closing date for applications is 17th August. For more information and an application form click here.



All short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the Tea Rooms on Shoreditch High Street on Wednesday 6th September.


Fashion Expo in Association with Profile is scheduled for the 5th & 6th November at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1.



Youth Enterprise Programme


Director Jenny Holloway was blown away by the standard of work on show at the recent Youth Enterprise Programme presentation. The project helps disadvantaged teenagers focus and progress in their careers, an initiative supported by Fashion-Enter and the Getting It Right First Time programme. To read the full article click here.



FC Articles


Meanwhile, London Fashion Week is gearing up for its Spring/Summer 08 season. The provisional catwalk schedule is now ready to view on the LFW website and Lulu Kennedy’s new designer platform: Fashion East has announced who will be showing on their S/S 08 catwalk.


Elsewhere on FashionCapital Becky Lyon explores the ethical debate in her latest article; can fashion truly be ethical when after all it is driven by continual desire rather than essential need? 



Specialist Advice



As most of you know keeping on top of all the changing regulations and judicial requirements can be a full time job. Which is why when it comes to Health and Safety issues we recommend Jeff Manion and his business Grove Services Ltd. Jeff is now supplying a cross section of updates, training, checklists and courses. To find out more contact: competentadvice@groveservices.co.uk




Face of Croydon



And finally we would like to announce the top three models that received the most votes from the R U the Face of Croydon competition. Over 40 would-be models were styled and shot by the Xyris team. All the images were showcased on FashionCapital and we’ve been counting those clicks ever since.



The top three were:



Alinda Sinabulga


When revealed to Alinda she had made the final three she was overjoyed, “The day was so much fun; I’m really pleased to have been a part of it. There were so many different people there who were all really outgoing and friendly making it a great environment to be in. I definitely would love to do something like this again in the future.”



Gosia Walec


Gosia explained, “It was a wonderful experience, I have never done anything like this before. I have always been interested in fashion; I love fashion so modeling these wonderful garments was a great opportunity for me. I can’t believe I’m in the top three, I’m so pleased.”



Bronwyn Amos


Bronwyn was delighted when she discovered she was also one of the winners, “I’m really pleased, I had such a great day and now to be chosen as one of the top three is even better. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved.”



Luigi from New Dymensions Model Management commented: “New Dymensions has undertaken a complete revamp on its company ethos and we have very select models on to our books. This event showcased a wealth of new potential models and we are delighted with the resulting winners. New Dymensions will now help progress these models further and help them every step of the way.”




Until next week, enjoy the sunshine.


The Team at FashionCapital  x




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