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Fashion Capital Newswire – 22nd July 2009


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Dear all, 

Launch of the Stitch in Time programme

This Friday sees the launch of the Stitch in Time programme at The Workshop and Florentia Clothing Village.


If you reside in the Seven Sisters area of Haringey you can have the opportunity to learn about the world of fashion and if you meet the required standards, can then obtain a job in the industry locally. The programme, entitled “Stitch in Time” is a project supported by the Bridge New Deal for Communities, Haringey Council and the Florentia Clothing Village in Seven Sisters.


To coincide with the programme the Rt. hon. Stephen Timms MP will be making a special guest appearance to The Workshop and the Florentia Clothing Village on 24th July to review the facilities available.


News just in that the BBC has confirmed they will also be there to cover this exciting project!
stitch in time

Summer Uni 2009!

In the midst of Summer Uni 2009 at Barking the series of workshops and seminars are proving to be a great success!


Those attending the workshops have already had the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding on various subjects ranging from how to set up your own business with Director of Fashion Enter, Jenny Holloway, to Marketing your Brand with Menswear Buyer at Harvey Nichols.


‘Just a quick note to say thanks for today, thought it was a great group and congratulations to you for arranging something really worthwhile.


They had great questions and are clearly committed, I thought they were keen and bright and enthusiastic.


I hope my talk gave them some information and proves useful to them in some way.’


There are still two days left of workshops including How to be a Catwalk Model with leading modelling agency Mahogany Models which will be especially valuable to all those entering the Face of Barking and Dagenham competition.
Terry Betts

Harvey Nichols Menswear Buyer to attend The Showroom

After the highly successful workshop, Fashion Enter is delighted to announce that the Buyer will be attending The Showroom to review menswear designers.

If you are a menswear designer and would like your collection to be considered for review please contact hayleigh@fashion-enter.com


The Face of Barking and Dagenham

The modelling competition is really hotting up with some fantastic entrants eager for your vote! Click here to see who’s competing for this year’s title of The Face of Barking and Dagenham and cast your vote on who you think has got what it takes.


If you are 16 or over and reside in the Barking and Dagenham area there is still time to apply. Simply click here to download the application form and either email back to jenni@fashion-enter.com with your picture or drop into the Enter Boutique in Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Barking.



Are you looking for additional business finance in excess of £1000?

Fashion Enter has teamed up with Prevista to help businesses secure the required funding through the Leardership and Management programme.

The Leadership and Management Service commenced on 1st April 2008, funded by the Learning and Skills Council. This Service is specifically aimed at supporting leaders and senior managers to enhance their businessbuilding and leadership skills with the aim of fostering greater business growth.

More info to follow..



Diploma in Retail Business

To launch the Diplomas in Retail Business and Creative and Media Fashion Enter is delighted to announce it will be providing an extensive array of support. This will include workshops and seminars within the school environment, visits to The Workshop and The Showroom, uploading of data and projects by students onto FashionCapital and work related learning in the retail boutiques.


If you would like to get involved or would like further information please contact emily@fashioncapital.co.uk

Click here for article


Clothes Show Meeting 24th July

Designers don’t forget the meeting on 24th July at 10.00am at The Showroom in Kingston if you are interested in showcasing at the next Clothes Show events. The stands will be 2m x 2m and sold at £259 per meter squared therefore the full cost of each stand is £1191.40 including VAT.


For more info please click here . If you would like to attend please email jenni@fashion-enter.com


Clothes Show

FREE Stand at Clothes Show Live

Also we are now calling all new designers to take part with the chance of a FREE stand at Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham in December 2009.

Click here for more details

Bournemouth Fashion Show 

This weekend Fashion Enter will host its first ever Fashion Show event in Bournemouth with Big Bear events and LMP Models. We have also been allocated a stand to promote Fashion Enter.  We are naturally very excited about the show and would like to thanks Jessica Lane of Big Bear Events along with Kelly-Anne for their support and vision in aiding to promote Fashion Enter Designers.


Amazing help! Invaluable Advice!

FashionCapital is here to help, whether you need business advice, inspiration or help with promotion we strive to help you succeed.


‘As a newbie trying to get my foot in the door designing and setting up my own fashion label, I have found FashionCapital absolutely fantastic!


The advice and tips from other users has really helped and I am especially thankful for the section on Tools of the Trade.

Thank you very much!

Watch this space!’

Gina Rose


COLA T-Shirt competition

The work Fashion Enter has carried out with students from the City Academy of Islington has proven to be highly successful.

Karen Mangan Enterprise and Community Development Coordinator from COLA commented:

‘What started off as a short one day introduction to fashion has now resulted into a full blown project! We have now held 6 seminars with Fashion Enter and this has included our pupils in year 9 visiting Clothes Show London and access was gained to Graduate Fashion Week too.  We are now working on a project for September too that involves Year 9 and 10 making recycled garments to then be sold in the Barking Enter boutique in Croydon. A sincere thank you to all the team at Fashion Enter for making all of this possible.’

The COLA T-shirt competition continues and you can still vote for your favourite T-shirt on line.

one of the T shirt designs

Job of the Week

Freelance Print Designers Required

Applicant of the Week

Design assistant – post wanted

Boutique Pick of the Week

Summers on its way and Hinksey By Hinks Taylor has produced a Full Frock Dress full of class and summer charm. The square neck line is finished with the lovely detail of a collar that adds sophistication to the dress. Contrasting buttons take centre stage on the full swing shape causing this dress to be just perfect for any summer event, an essential for this year’s sunny days-when they arrive.


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


  Summer Uni Continues

We are now in the midst of Summer Uni 2009 at Barking and the series of workshops and seminars are proving to be a great success! [More->>]


Girls from Tinterns schools 4 schools program are having a fashion parade in August to raise funds for their partner school in South Africa. Last year their Oaktree group organized Art 4 Aid, which raised more than 13,000 dollars. [More->>]


The 22nd annual Fashion Cares event was held in Toronto and titled Fashion Scares to echo the theme of haute couture meets Halloween meets Paris is Burning. Katy Perry performed for the largest AIDS fundraiser in Toronto, which featured designs on the catwalk from 30 high profiled Canadian designers. [More->>]


This summer pants are making a major comeback. Styles from the 80s and the 90s are being given a modern day spin and are suddenly cool again. Harem pants, a 90s style of MC Hammer fame, and the hottest pants this year, were the first to top the runway. Jennifer Lopez has been spotted wearing them. [More->>]


Katie Holmes is the latest IT girl in fashion as the face of Miu Miu. It was inivitable that Katie would be a designer spokes model, over the past few years she has been included on many of the best dressed lists. [More->>]


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