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Fashion Capital Newswire – 19th December 2007


Hanging it all together for the fashion


December 2007

Dear All,

There’s no
escaping Christmas mania and with less than a week to go retailers are banking
on those last minute purchases. Apparently e-tailer’s are faring up nicely with
a year-on-year increase in online sales both in the UK and the States. Looks
like armchair shopping is really taking off – who needs to face the cold and
crowds in this day and age!

Boutique Special Offer

In the
spirit of giving we have a gift offer of our very own. Ever wanted your own
unique online boutique to sell your latest designs and promote your label? Well
now you can with the all new and improved FashionCapital Boutique. Due to
launch at the end of this month the FashionCapital Boutique provides designers
with their own boutique webpage which they can update as and when required. For
those interested the cost is £250 plus VAT but for a limited period only we are
offering boutique space with a 50% discount. To make the most of this
opportunity and apply for a boutique you need to contact Vanessa at vanessa@fashioncapital.co.uk
before the end of January 2008.



back from the first ever FashionExpo event in association with Profile have been
fantastic. Over 1300 visitors attended the event and there was some great media
coverage. If you attended then Expo organisers would love to hear your
feedback. Please click on the link below to complete a short questionnaire and
you’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win a HOBBS handbag worth £149.00.


College Designs at Enter Boutique

Last week
saw the launch of the fabulous T-shirt designs from Croydon College fashion
students at the Croydon branch of Enter Boutique. Local press engaged and it
was great to see such a vibe occurring with the talented 26 fashion designers.
Their t-shirts now have pride of place at the Croydon store with their own
dedicated area and already the tills have been ringing!

Atkins Course Head of Croydon College said: “This particular series of Getting
It Right First Time has surpassed all expectations. The project with TopShop
head office team of Caren Downie and Rachel Proud has taken the seminars to new
heights and all the students have derived real benefit from this series of
seminars and workshops. Some of the designers are now keen to have their own
label especially the six winners from Daisy May who will be having their stock
sold at TopShop, Oxford Street. Our grateful thanks to Jenny for all her hard
efforts here too – it’s all certainly paid off!”

students will have their t-shirts stocked at the Croydon Enter boutique for the
next two months after which time the winning brand will be announced based on
number of units sold.

are on sale now and are priced between £25 and £45 pounds – each one is
exclusive and lovingly made!


Boutique Croydon, Unit 2, Centrale Shopping Centre, 21 North End, Croydon CR0

On FC this Week…

Becky Lyon checks out the
ethical ‘Make Your Mark’ sustainable fashion design competition and Vivienne
Westwood announces her return to the London Fashion Week catwalk in presszone.


Pick of the Week…

Hayleigh Amos at the Croydon Enter boutique informs us that Fashion Enter
Essentials have been flying off the rails over there. Here we feature one of
the designs – a pleated tie-neck dress also available online at www.enter-boutique.com



dress by Fashion Enter Essentials


Wishing you
all a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2008!



From the
team at FashionCapital x



‘Fashion Forward’ Sponsorship Winners Announced

The Return of Vivienne Westwood in London

Ethical News Flash: Make your Mark in Fashion Competition
Young enterprise campaign, ‘Make your Mark’ have launched an exciting ethical fashion competition for wannabe sustainable designers entitled ‘Make your Mark in Fashion’.



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