As per usual we have been busy bees here at FC HQ.
Our latest Manufacturers Workshop gave an exclusive insight into the inner workings of retail Mecca TopShop. Thanks to Caren (Buying Director), Belinda (Buyer for Concessions), Eimear (Garment Technologist) and Caroline (Style Adviser) for the invaluable information and advice.
Sharon from Hunki Dori attended the workshop said:
“Thank you so much for squeezing me in on Wednesday, it was invaluable and we were all very lucky to be given such a unique opportunity. I found it fascinating listening to the logistics of it all. It was mind boggling, scary and exciting all at once! You know they’re big but I don’t think any of us quite realized the sheer scale of the operation. The thought of actually supplying them is terrifying but if you’re given the chance somehow you would just have to do it. I thought they were very professional and for them to take time out of what must be very stressful jobs was really good of them.”
And that’s not all, our ‘Getting It Right First Time’ seminars have been doing the rounds at Ravensbourne College of late. A big thank-you to guest speaker Denise Pearson.
On Fashion Capital, meanwhile, you can now grab your own front row pew and view a selection of interviews and videos direct from London Fashion Week. Resident journalist Becky Lyon has been checking out all the trends on the Milanese catwalks while JoJo Iles focuses on the commercial side with a report from this seasons Pure.
Also keeping busy are the Fashion Capital forums; a fantastic resource for the fashion community, whether it’s a job, business advice, an opinion, or pretty much anything fashion related, all you need to do to join in is register.
We would also like to add that Fashion Capital now offers one to one mentoring sessions on a wide range of industry issues for more information click: here
And for those of you who love a bit of culture with super stylish overtones The National Theatre is offering Fashion Capital readers a special ticket discount on the production ‘The Man in Mode’ by George Etherege click the link below to find out more.
Until next time, have a good week.
The team at Fashion Capital
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