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Fashion Capital Newswire – 26th November 2014


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NEWSLETTER 26th November 2014
Dear all,

26 nov mayor wandsworthToday the Fashioncapital.co.uk & Fashion Enter team along with Wandsworth Council welcomed over 200 school students to the Big Fashion Conversation. The event targeted 14-24 year olds interested in careers and training in the fashion industry. The panel featured a broad range of professionals working in the sector and provided a real eye-opener into the range of jobs and opportunities available. From business to design, production to promotion, we would like to thank all of the panel members that presented and answered questions.


Image right: The Mayor introduces the Big Fashion Conversation

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From left to right: Deanna, 15, Saint Cecilla School

“Really enjoyed today, learnt a lot that I’ve never thought about before. Great insight into fashion, as I aspire to be a fashion designer one day. Speaking to Barjis really inspired me, as she went to the college I hope to go to and has completed the route that I hope to follow.”

Chimna, 15, Saint Cecilla School

“At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go into fashion, but now seeing the different jobs you can do I would love to. I got inspired from the CEO of the UKFT and found him interesting.”

Gabrielle, 15, Saint Cecilla School

“I’ve really enjoyed today I found it very helpful and it has widened my knowledge on what I would like to do in the future which is definitely to become a fashion designer. I found Lilly especially inspiring as she is a young woman that was developing her position in the fashion industry.”

Get involved with the Big Fashion Conversation using the hashtag #BigFashionConvo 


Fashion & Textiles Skills Summit

Last week Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway & Paul J Markevicius attended and spoke the Fashion & Textiles Skills Summit organized by Creative Skillset.

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Jenny Holloway speaking at the summit

Paul J Markevicius commented:

“It was a privilege to be able to attend this Skillset industry event, supported by UKFT, ABC Awards (working closely with FTA) British Fashion Council, Nottingham Trent University, F&T, Hive and CapitB Trust, whose Chair, Mike Williams gave an indication of funding support that was still available for appropriate training projects. It would be good to see trainee, student representation on the next event program and possibly a workshop format, to squeeze more ideas out of the best people in the industry, focusing on ‘how’ the industry can collectively solve its problems. The Fashion and Skills Council is looking for committed representatives from the industry and has its next meeting in January.”

Jayne West from Creative Skillset added:

“A deep and heartfelt thank you for all the input and commitment to the first ever UK wide Fashion & Textiles Skills Summit. We’ve had some amazing feedback, recognition of some of the similar issues encountered across the industry and we hope all that attended found the day useful as first step towards an industry wide action and investment plan.”

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Link to Drapers coverage on the summit 



Up & Coming Fashion Enter Courses

Perfect Pattern Cutting

Perfect Pattern Cutting course now available. Award winning social enterprise Fashion Enter Ltd is now offering an accredited pattern course. The six-week course will provide an ABC Level 1 qualification that is held in a live working environment at the Factory in North London. The course starts beginning of December and there are limited spaces available. The course can be free if you are registered as unemployed. Courses commence from the 1st December onwards and are held at Fashion Enter, Unit 14, Crusader Estate 167, Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.

To find out more and book your place please e-mail: info@fashioncapital.co.uk

12 nov pattern cutting course

Press, PR & Sales!

How to source a good PR agency. What you might expect to pay for PR and how to make the most of it. The value of good PR. Ways in which you might generate your own PR. The value of affiliation and collaborations. What your PR may ask of you. Sales agents and what to look for. What trade shows would be valuable to you and how you might approach them. What funding is available to help you with a trade show and where you may obtain this. What a buyer will look for in your brand in order to take you on. The pitfalls of selling to trade – payment terms, discounts and ‘sale or return.’

This Press, PR & Sales one-day seminar is scheduled for 16th December 2014 and will be held at Fashion Enter, Unit 14, Crusader Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.

To find out more and book your place please e-mail: info@fashioncapital.co.uk


This Week On FashionCapital.co.uk

london cloth co danielThe retail sector is looking to increase profits after a disappointing autumn with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to make up for lost ground read more in Industry news. Katie Farley picks out her personal fashion-inspired Christmas wish list to lust after and Paul J Markevicius discovers his latest inspirational individual in the shape and form of Daniel Harris of London Cloth Company (pictured right)…



Boutique Pick of the Week

Our Boutique pick this week is very British through and through. Made from 100% Hainsworth Melton Wool, woven in West Yorkshire and produced in England, this double-breasted wool jacket by Peregrine is structured and smart whilst remaining warm and ready to face the elements. Available in sizes small to extra large in Khaki or Navy.

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Hemmingway Wool Jacket by Peregrine £229.00



Our header this week features an inspiring Christmas window display courtesy of Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge. Just 4 weeks and counting!



Coming Soon…

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Until next time, have a great week,

All the team at Fashion Capital x









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