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Fashion Capital Newswire – 20th November 2013


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Newsletter 20th November 2013

Dear all,

This week we’ve got lots to tell you about it’s a job to know where to begin…If you are a womenswear designer then you might want to check out our exclusive opportunity to sell your pieces at a pop-up boutique in Latvia for a two-month period. Scroll down for further info. It is always wonderful to receive some recognition and a pat on the back from key industry and business figures and last night Jenny Holloway and Fashion Enter got just that. Scroll down to see how we got on at ‘The Great British Entrepreneur’ Awards. And just a quick mention for the Lidewij Edelkoort trend presentations in London next week, Lidewij pioneered trend forecasting as a profession and is extremely experienced in this field – a must if you are in need of upcoming trend information.


On FashionCapital this Week…

Graduate Fashion Week has announced a new venue for 2014, resident journalist Katie Farley takes a look at the latest trends in footwear this season, while the high priestess of punk, Vivienne Westwood, reveals that she is in the midst of writing her autobiography due to be published in the autumn of next year.


Lidewij Edelkoort Trend Presentations

Attention designers!

Do you want to predict the freshest trends before they hit the mainstream? Give your brand a kick start by learning how to trend predict from industry professionals.

Trend predictor Lidewij Edelkoort, is holding not one but TWO presentations, GATHERING and FETISHISM in FASHION next Thursday 28th November 2013.



Don’t forget students get a discount when booked with a student card!

For full information and to book your tickets check it out here


Sell your collection in Riga over Christmas 20_nov_latvia_shop

Fashion Enter has been asked to take part in an exclusive designer pop-up shop located in Riga – Old Town over the Christmas period in the Galerija Centrs.

The boutique will have a dedicated section for London designers on a sale or return basis for a two month period commencing 4th December.

Attracting not only the Latvian market there is a large Russian influence in the city that will be looking to spend money and discover the next big names in British fashion!

The target market is 20 – 40, upper-class professionals.

We are looking for high end womenswear collections retailing around £70 – £250 per item.

Approximately 12 styles in two ratio packs.

If you would like to be considered please email across images and a wholesale price list to jenni@fashion-enter.com

Collections must be in the boutique by 3rd December 2013. Please note delivery for collections to and from Riga will be covered but garments must be sent to The Fashion Studio first.

For my details please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com / 0208 462 9620


The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2013

Celebrating Entrepreneurial success ‘The Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ in association with Bizcrowd celebrates Entrepreneurs and recognises their far reaching achievements. We are extremely proud that Fashion Enter made it into the final for the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ award and were invited to the Grand Connaught Rooms this week on the 19th November, during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The annual event, which is judged by a number of successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals, celebrates entrepreneurs and recognises their growth and achievement. Award categories ranged from e-commerce to retail, acknowledging some of the best growing talent.



The black-tie event kicked off with a lavish 3-course meal and a performance by the London Gay Men’s Choir.

Unfortunately Fashion Enter didn’t win the award, however would like to thank ‘The Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ for a wonderful evening and recognition of our work!

On getting to the final our CEO Jenny Holloway said:

“Fashion Enter was delighted to be shortlisted for the Social Entrepreneur Award. We were shortlisted with some esteemed high calibre companies and it was a genuine honour to have been selected for the award. Well done to all the entries in this category.”

Others shortlisted included:


  • Anthony Pile, Founder and Chairman, Blue Skies
  • Bill McCance, Forces Support
  • Dave Neilson, Fusion21
  • James Caan
  • Karen Lynch, CEO, Belu Water
  • Krissy Charles-Jones, Bright Assessing
  • Liz Bruce, The Independent Social Work Partnership
  • Marcel Baettig, Founder and Chief Executive, Bow Arts
  • Matt Gubba, CEO and Founder, BizBritain
  • Michelle Wright, Chief Executive, Cause4

Well-done to Blue Skies on winning the 2013 award in this category.

On the awards Mayor Boris Johnson said: 20_nov_awards_boris

“I am delighted to send a personal message to The Great British Entrepreneur Awards.  Entrepreneurs play a key role in the continued success of the capital’s economy, bringing dynamism and strength which is vital for London’s growth and for the country as a whole. I am extremely pleased that the nation’s leading entrepreneurs are being recognised for the valuable contribution they have made.”


Do YOU want to work for ASOS?

6_nov_barbie_outfits_girlsWell great news… Through the Level 4 Apprenticeship programme, Fashion Enter is now offering candidates the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship in the Buying and Merchandising teams with leading global e-tailer ASOS!

ASOS burst on to the scene in 2000 and hasn’t looked back. ASOS are the UK’s number 1 fashion and beauty destination, and as a recent survey showed, are the second most visited fashion website on the planet. ASOS ship to over 190 countries and also have specific sites targeting the USA, French and German, Italian and Australian markets. With much excitement ASOS opened offices in Sydney in January 2012 and New York in September 2012, France and Germany will follow soon after. This is all part of the brands strategy, which they call ASOS Future.

The ASOS ambition is to be the world’s no.1 online fashion brand for 20-somethings, having set a target to reach £1bn annual sales by 2015. Therefore it is really important that ASOS continue to attract top talent across the globe to help the brand realize their goals.

To review the job role description for the Buying Administrator Apprentice role please click here

To review the job description for the Merchandising Administrator Apprentice role please click here

To apply for either role please submit your CV to apprenticeship@fashion-enter.com and confirm your date of birth.


PAUL SMITH Book Signing and Exhibition Late Night Openings

To celebrate the opening of his new exhibition ‘Hello My Name is Paul Smith’ fashion designer Paul Smith will be signing copies of his new book ‘Hello My Name is Paul Smith’ on Friday 22 November between 12.30pm – 1.30pm in the Design Museum Shop.


The book ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’ is published by Rizzoli priced £40, and is available from the Design Museum Shop.

The exhibition is open until 9 March 2014 and offers an insight into Paul Smith’s creative influences and fashion designs over the last 40 years.

The exhibition will be open late on the following dates:

  • November 16 / 19 / 23 / 30 until 7.45pm
  • December 6 until 10pm
  • December 7 / 10 / 14 until 7.45pm
  • February 11 / 18 / 25 until 7.45pm

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, Design Museum, London

Until 9 March 2014

Member Profile Focus

Vjera Vilicnik is a Croatian born, London based designer. Vjera studied at Istituto Marangoni in London for her BA and then completed four levels of professional haute couture embroidery at Ecole Lesage in Paris. Vjera completed her MA at Marangoni in London as well as working with Max Mara, Julie Smith, Tom Ford, WGSN and Roksanda Ilincic during her studies. Her own label launched in July 2010. Throughout her career as a designer, she has presented capsule collections at Profile and London Fashion Week. Visit Vjera’s website to view more of her designs:


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Boutique Pick of the Week 20_nov_fair_true_scarf

Chunky knit time with this Fair+True fairtrade knitted scarf, available in two colour combinations. The long fringing can add a pop of colour to a layered outfit. This scarf works really well wrapped around the neck a few times and looks great worn with lots of layers. We love it teamed with jeans and collarless wool coat.

From Fair+True £25.00



Until next time, have a great week,

All the team at Fashion Capital x


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