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Fashion Capital Newswire – 03rd October 2007


Hanging it all together for the fashion industry


3rd October 2007



Hello All,


Much like the jam-packed International show schedule we’ve got so much to tell you it’s difficult to know where to begin!



Eric Way Show Tickets



First off, big congratulations to Ana Pingol and Angela Humphreys and their plus 1’s who will be attending the Eric Way Demelza evening soiree and fashion show tonight. They successfully answered the FashionCapital competition question and will be sipping champagne and hobnobbing with the best of them. The evening will no doubt be a glamorous affair with a collection preview, raffle and proceeds going to Demelza Hospice Care for Children.





Along with a brand new look this autumn FashionCapital will be launching a stand alone ecommerce boutique www.fashioncapitalboutique.com – the site will be hyperlinked from the main FashionCapital site and have its own PR campaign targeted at consumer press. The move is a natural progression to ensure that designers on the boutique receive maximum PR and exposure and consumers can easily find the unique designs they are looking for.



The cost of an ecommerce boutique on this site will be £250 plus VAT for non Fashion-Enter members. For those that are members of Fashion-Enter the cost will be subsidized to £100 plus VAT. Those interested should contact Vanessa vanessa@fashion-enter.com Tel: 020 8462 9620. Work on the new FashionCapital Boutique is currently underway and the site will be ready at the beginning of November.



Wayne Hemmingway & Profile 8


More fantastic news for FashionExpo and Profile 8, the compere for the gala evening is Wayne Hemmingway, known for setting up award winning fashion label Red or Dead with his wife Gerardine. The couple has since moved into various areas of design with a strong lean on sound eco values.


Here is a complete list of Profile 8 exhibitors with a few amendments:




Annelie Israelsson    

Catharina Eden        

Co. Ink           


Corset Art     

Death for a Doll        



HeMyca Ltd  

Jessi Mode   

Joe Blake      

Karen B.        


Melanka & Me          

Olwen Bourke           

Qyoot Kulture

Samata’s Muse Ltd 



Urban Buzz




Company Name       


C J Poupazis


Gayle Atkins 

Harsh Bags   

Jaya Accessorize    

Quute Illumina           

Ruthie Orlin   

Sun Angel

Katherine Elizabeth




Company Name

Isis Cashmere          

Nico Kubisch

Orlebar Brown          

Stateless Ltd

Urban Species

Who Else?    

Chicurela Bags



Please note all designers:


Designers attending the Profile event briefing the meeting will take place this Friday 5th October between 10am – 12pm at The City Marketing Suite, Basinghall Street, London EC2. Could Accessory Designers bring along a few example products. Thanks.



FashionExpo Workshop Speakers


Speakers confirmed so far:

David Jones – Managing Director, London Apparel
Zowie Broach – Partner/ Director, Boudicca
Judith Rosser-Davies – Senior Development Manager, Creative London
Maria Grachvogel – Designer


Yvonne Fuchs – London College of Fashion
Melissa Norman – Events Officer, OwnIt
Arabella Preston – Head of PR, Peopletree
Simone Ruffin – PR Advertising Manager, Adili

Sital Punja – Project Manager, Eco Design Network
Dilys Williams – London College of Fashion
Adam Smith – Chief Executive, Adili Ethical Online & Retail Store
Galahad Clark – Chief Executive, Terra Plana

Lunia Oliver – Production Consultant, London College of Fashion
Junior Persaud – Director, J & R Designs Ltd
Sadiq Miah – Riviera Fashions Ltd
Stamo Ampatielou – Production Innovation Centre Manager, London Apparel
Marcia Lazar – Product Director, F2IT
Jennifer Williams-Baffoe – Willbaforce Ltd

Chris Hall – Curriculum Development Manager, Centre for Innovation & Partnerships
Doreen Adusei – Creative Director, Fashionworks
Em Ekong – Business Development Manager, London Apparel
Chas Hubbard – Skills Director, Skillsfast UK
Elaine Bellew – Bravado
Neha Ahmed – Production Manager, Boudicca
Rachel Burr – Freedom Recruitment
Patrick Lee-Yow – Central Saint Martins

Frances Richards – Director Creative Differences
Martin Redif  – Chief Executive, Excel Apparel Ltd
Lezley George – Director, Lezley George
Gail Williams – International Trade Advisor, International Trade Team, UKTI



FashionExpo & Profile 8 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 on the 5th & 6th November



Eastbury School and Barking College



We would also like to say a big welcome to Eastbury school, our sister company Fashion-Enter is currently working with the school as well as Barking College who are about to embark on a Design a T-Shirt Competition with TopShop. How’s that for exposure! There will be a briefing with TopShop on the 11th October along with a trip to their flagship Oxford Street Store. More on this soon.



On FC this week:



While TopShop is in the frame our editor JoJo Iles caught up with Buying Director, Caren Downie for a quick chat to read the interview click here. You know we like to tell you how it is warts and all here at FashionCapital and while fashion may look all glossy and glamorous from the outside those in the industry know what a hard slog it can be. Check out this diary from fashion designer Simon Ekrelius and his first experience of exhibiting at Paris  Expo for a taste of the blood, sweat and tears that goes into a collection. As for trends we have a London Fashion Week S/S 08 round-up and a future A/W 08/09 trend report courtesy of Premiere Vision coming your way soon.




Boutique of the Week


Mark Anthony’s little black tops with crystal embellishments – glam in an instant.


Gabrielle top £110 –




Until next time have a great week,



From the Team at FashionCapital x




Five Minutes with Caren Downie – Buying Director for TopShop
Caren Downie is a pivotal cog in the well-oiled machine that we all know as TopShop. As Buying Director for the influential chain Caren is also heavily involved with the New Generation sponsorship scheme and London’s emerging fashion talent. Here she talks London Fashion Week, TopShop collaborations and personal style… [More->>]

Delivery Day – Emily Tullett

Samata’s Blog: Back from Nolcha Fashion Week NYC

LFW – The S/S 08 Trends
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