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Fashion Capital Newswire – 03 March 2011


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Dear all,

Profile is back!

FashionCapital is delighted to announce the Profile fashion event will be returning on 8th September 2011 for its 10 year anniversary!

Watch this space for further details.




How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminar

The next Fashion Enters ‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ seminar is set to take place on Wednesday 30th March at 2 Seymour Place. The full day workshop will consist of a series of industry experts revealing their extensive knowledge and experiences on different areas of the industry.

The purpose of these seminars is to enable new and existing members to fully understand all the services available to them and at the same time meet with industry experts speaking on a range of subjects from production to marketing to general business support. Topics will range from production, sales, marketing, retail and press and PR.

This seminar costs £50 plus vat for all members to FashionCapital and at a cost of £150 plus vat for non members.

Please email jenni@fashion-enter.com to book your place.


Further Important Workshops – limited spaces now available!

Christopher, a barrister with over thirty years experience in the employment field, is running a series of three short seminars, aimed at giving you a quick, clear view of the information you need to keep away from problems and trouble when you have people working for you.  The seminars are running on, 16th, 23rd and 30th March.

Workshop 1 – 16th March

2] Hiring freelancers:  setting up a legal agreement, and making it work

a.           How to decide what should be in your agreement

b.           Putting it in writing

c.           Don’t ignore your end of the bargain

d.           Enforcing an agreement

e.           Workers rights under employment law

Review workshops and how to book here

Be Business Ready for 2011- limited spaces now available!

Do you want to be able to market yourself and your designs to the world?

Do you want to be able to approach buyers and negotiate the best deal?

Do you want to be in control of your businesses finances?

Do you want to be able to take good business decisions based on sound information?

Do you want to feel more in control of your production?

FashionCapital specialist advisor Nigel Rust is running a fresh series of six practical workshops to help you get your business in good shape from a financial, production and sales & marketing point of view. Aimed at fashion designers who are either just starting out or have been running for a while and want to improve their business.

Review dates and workshops here

To book please email jenni@fashion-enter.com



Fashion is all about trends! At Fashion Capital there is a highly talented team of journalists constantly reviewing the Fashion Industry to bring you the latest fashion news, views and reviews. This section is mainly for existing trends not predictions and forecasts which available for members only.

Crystal Haze – S/S 12 is now ready for members only to review.





The FCboutique has recently undergone a makeover with the creative direction form talented photographer Jordan Alexander. Each week new homepage images are revealed. Take a look at this week:




Attention Designers – FCBoutique.co.uk

If you haven’t yet utilised the FCBoutique.co.uk membership benefit as an additional selling avenue for your collection please contact Emily@fashioncapital.co.uk. In addition if you are already showcasing on fcboutique.co.uk you should be promoting yourselves in addition to FCBoutique.co.uk’s viral and PR campaign by informing your existing clients and stating the website as one of your stockists to further increase your exposure. If you are not already following fcboutique.co.uk on Facebook and Twitter catch us at the following addresses respectively; FCBoutique FashionCapital and @fcboutique


Rent space at W1 for your event!

If you are a designer and need a central London location to launch your label or hold an event then the W1 boutique and showroom is the perfect place. The 2 storey unit based in Portman Village, just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Street, is a professional and convenient space which is ideal for a launch, special event or to hold meetings with your clients.

If you would like further information on costs or to review the space please email jenni@fashion-enter.com


BD@FC – Bath

Greetings from Bath. British Designers kicked off the Freedom Fashion show in Bath’s elegant Assembly Rooms last week with a vibrant colour blocking story. The models did exceptionally well to bring the garments to life and funds were raised for a great cause. We have more shows on the agenda throughout March so watch this space! The boutique is certainly getting out there as our designers feature in a 6-page spread on Bath fashion in ‘The Bath Magazine’ this month. We have also been busy with the design competition – JoJo is in a scanning and uploading frenzy as lots of last minute entries have come in – more on this next time. Until then, we wish you stylish week.

The Bath Team at British Designers @ FashionCapital





FashionCapital Menswear – coming soon!

Headed by Chrisopher O’Reilly




The Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship programme is up and running. The apprentices are highly enthusiastic and excited to learn about the fashion industry over the next 18 months with Fashion Enter and the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. If you would like to be considered for the next cohort, please email Emily@fashioncapital.co.uk with your CV detailing your grades and subjects and please include your date of birth.

Take a look at some of the apprentices profiles here




Connected Generation

Well the sun has finally begun to show its face after months in hiding so interactive fashion brand Connected Generation is excited to be unveiling their new Spring/Summer designs.

All they need now is for you to tell them which ones you think are going to be a hit by voting for your favourites at: http://www.connectedgeneration.co.uk/vote.php?vcPath=94

In a few weeks time they will then count up the votes and the winning styles will go into production (here in the UK we are proud to say!!) and then be on sale in time for Spring.

So what are you waiting for fashion lovers…get voting!!

Boutique Pick of the Week

This is the ultimate little black dress every girl needs for a glamorous night out. The asymmetric frill adds a unique edgy twist to the statement black dress and the frills give it a feminine, cute look.  Teamed with a stunning pair of wedges or ankle boots this dress will definitely turn heads and for only £70. Check it out at www.fcboutique.co.uk



Until next time, have a great week
All the team at Fashion Capital x


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