Newsletter 27th August 2014
We are delighted to be involved with this year’s Education Achievement Awards for children in care. The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation hosts the annual awards event and this year they wanted to link up with local organisations to offer something different that will inspire and encourage young people in care.
On 29th August Fashion Enter will be delivering an interactive workshop on the garment life cycle. The group will have the opportunity to create their own mood boards of inspiration and then go on to design an outfit. This will lead into presentations at the Education Achievement Awards encouraging young adults to think about their futures.
More on this story next week.
The Tottenham Summer Festival 2014 – Fashion Seminar
The Tottenham Summer Festival is a series of eight events which have been taking place from July until September 2014 ranging from T-shirt design to up-cycling trainers.
Fashion Enter has been asked to go along on Saturday 13th September to deliver a seminar on the fashion industry to an audience of young people interested in kick-starting their career in fashion.
The seminar is free to attend and will start at 2pm on 13th September at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road,
London N15 4RX.
Last Place Available for our Pattern Cutting Masterclass
Just one place remains for our oncoming pattern cutting masterclass with e-Telestia commencing 22nd September. This five-day course provides essential training from an educational and training leader in its field and successfully balances traditional knowledge with the latest technical developments.
The five-day full-time course will include: –
1.How to measure correctly both for bespoke and generic market sizing – review of theory and actual application.
2.How to construct patterns for basic blocks for ladieswear, menswear and childrenswear. Incorporation of actual body shape identification and then resulting blocks to ensure “perfect fit”.
3.Style developments from basic blocks.
4.Technical drawings with measurement specs for perfect pattern making.
5.3D grading techniques to ensure perfect fit.
6.Use of all e-Telestia software to be able to “Teach the Teacher” and enhance learning for all designers irrespective of pattern making experience.
This masterclass is aimed at beginners to intermediate and will be held at The Factory in Haringey, North London – if you would like to know more please state your interest to Jenni Sutton email@example.com as soon as possible.
Press for Tanya Elizabeth
The Tanya Elizabeth collection, which is produced at The Fashion Studio, has been featured in Drapers Magazine this week.
Tanya Elizabeth fully supports the Made in Britain movement, both sourcing and manufacturing her garments in the UK – with the support of Princes Trust and Fashion Enter, we have been here to fully support Tanya in launching her womenswear line, an easy to wear, high fashion collection designed to make women look and feel beautiful.
The Fashion Studio specalises in small scale, high quality production runs.
Check out Tanya Elizabeth’s newest collection via http://tanyaelizabeth.co.uk/ or at The Prince’s Trust shop on Eldon Street in London during September.
One to Watch! Caroline Beyll
Caroline introduces her vintage inspired collection:
“I have always loved the flattering form of the 1950’s but I could not find dresses that were right. I understand about quality and being older, yet very young at heart, I wanted fun but sophisticated dresses. I also wanted to be proud of British manufacturing too! So over the last year I have designed and created what I truly believe are beautiful dresses with fashioncapital.co.uk!”
Jenny Holloway CEO of fashioncapital.co.uk and Fashion Enter Ltd adds:
“Caroline always knew exactly what she wanted to achieve and she has done it! After extensive sourcing and ensuring the fit is perfect her collection will be ready to go live shortly!”
Caroline Beyll designs launching soon!
Prospects for the British fashion industry – domestic manufacturing, sector skills and wearable technology
Guest of Honour: John Miln, Chief Executive Officer, UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) plus our very own Jenny Holloway (pictured right) speaking amongst others.
Delegates at this seminar will examine the next steps for policy and business practice to ensure continued economic and creative growth in the British fashion industry. This conference will be a timely opportunity to consider how the British fashion industry can maintain, grow and widen its markets – particularly in terms of facilitating the return of manufacturing to Britain in light of announced Government support, capitalising on new emerging markets, and latest thinking on ethical policies and corporate responsibility strategies.
Event date: Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Venue: Central London
Price per place: £210 plus VAT
Booking includes: One delegate place including delegate materials and refreshments. One PDF copy of the briefing document. (Including transcripts of the speeches, comments and questions, as well as extra articles submitted by delegates, which is distributed to all attendees approximately ten days after the seminar).
To book your place go to: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/book_event.php?eid=825
This Week on www.fashioncapital.co.uk…
With the International collections about to kick off in New York our resident trend guru, Katie Farley, takes a look at the London labels to watch this coming London Fashion Week. We discuss the ‘size issue’ and why more skilled pattern cutters are needed in the industry to ensure labels are offered in a range of standardized sizes. And the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster are still very much on our mind as the compensation fund set-up to help them and their families remains less than half full.
Boutique Pick of the Week
This autumn Radley and designer Holly Fulton collaborate once again to create the second ‘Holly Fulton for Radley’ collection.
(The Envelope bag by Holly Fulton for Radley pictured right)
Inspired by Holly’s love of pop art, this new collection introduces bold new silhouettes in a vibrant fresh colour palette. Intense bright blue with hits of mint green and ice white are grounded by deep navy, providing a refined vehicle for the embossed graphics. The detail continues to delight inside each bag with spherical leather embossed coin purses and mirrors to complement each design.
The range will be in-stores from this September prices range from £129 – £279-
Until next time, have a great week,
All the team at Fashion Capital x