|Newsletter 3rd September 2014
We are just moments away from launching our new look www.fashioncapital.co.uk. Over the last few months we have been working with Iqbal Ullah and his team to take www.fashioncapital.co.uk to the next level. Each section has been pared back so that navigation is easy to use and yet packed with essential industry information. The layout has been developed with our in-house designer Beth Davy-Day and incorporates a strong, clean aesthetic. The site is in its ‘soft launch’ phase so we welcome feedback and comments – positive and negative. Please send your comments to the editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Official launch to follow.
Did You See Us in the Financial Times?
We’ve been so busy preparing the new website that we forgot to mention the rather big story of gaining some column inches in the highly respected national The Financial Times. Journalist Tanya Powleyinterviewed Stitching Academy qualifier Khadra Osman about her experience on the course that helped her land a two-year apprenticeship with Marks & Spencer.
The article continues to discuss the essential need for such training and apprenticeship schemes to ensure that the UK manufacturing sector continues to thrive. Followed by the news of a New Year launch for the Fashion Technology Academy with the capacity for 1,620 places a year by 2019.
While we are on the Topic of Successful Apprentices…
Chelsea Williams landed an apprenticeship via Fashion Enter’s programme with online retailing giant ASOS.com as a Buyers Assistant. She has subsequently been selected as one of the apprentices to front the latest National Apprenticeship campaign across the country. You can now see Chelsea featured on posters, the official apprenticeship website http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk and in the campaign video.
Jenny Holloway comments:
“I always knew Chelsea was special! We are all so proud of you.
New label Fatkyds is about to launch this month fusing the practical unisex tee with limited edition artwork. Every year Fatkyds commission
a new artist to create a series of one-off designs that are printed in strictly limited
runs of just 250. Every garment is numbered -
with the first 25 forming the Black Editions, which come with an exclusive, signed and numbered canvas from the series artist.
Once a T-shirt is sold out, it’s gone forever and its owner has guaranteed exclusivity.
Made in LDN: Fatkyds unisex T-shirts are produced at our Fashion Studio in North London and are made of 100% Pima Cotton – also known as the ‘cashmere
To find out more visit: http://www.fatkyds.co.uk
Fit Solutions at The Factory
Fashion Enter has joined forces with pattern cutting experts e-Telestia following ongoing challenges with size and fit in the UK.
On Monday 22nd September from 15:00 – 17:00 Fashion Enter will be welcoming press and industry to an introduction into the training solutions now available to retailers, designers and manufacturers at The Factory in North London.
If you work in the industry and would like to attend please contact Jenni email@example.com
Alvanon Professional Development Series Workshops
Alvanon, the world’s leading apparel size and fit expert, is bringing its unique Professional Development Series, PDS, workshops to the UK. The interactive module-based workshops, delivered by Alvanon’s strategic fashion sizing and fit consultancy AlvaInsight, will equip fashion professionals with the key concepts, components, tools and processes they need to achieve accurate and consistent fit, increase speed to market and improve product development efficiencies within their organisations and supply chains.
In recognition of the UK launch Alvanon will be hosting three introductory PDS workshops on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September 2014 at the UKFT offices, 3 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR. Open to companies of all sizes, each workshop will offer a masterclass in sizing and fit for childrenswear or for women’s and menswear:
Thursday 25th SESSION ONE: 9.30am registration
September 10.00am – 12.30pm ‘Masterclass – size & fit for childrenswear’
Official media sponsor: CWB magazine
SESSION TWO: 1.30pm registration
2.00 – 5.30pm ‘Masterclass – size & fit for women’s and menswear’
Official media sponsors WWB and MWB magazines
Friday 26th SESSION THREE 9.00am registration
September 9.30am – 1.00pm ‘Masterclass – size & fit for women’s and menswear’
Official media sponsors WWB and MWB magazines
(Please note this workshop replicates session two)
The cost of one session is £175.00 per person or for two sessions £300.00 exclusive of VAT. Places are strictly limited to 50 people per session.
To reserve places on one or two of the workshops please contact: Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +44 (0) 207 792 5977 or visit www.alvanon.com
What’s On www.fashioncapital.co.uk this Week…
Our in-house trend reporter, Katie Farley, is in a New York state of mind with her NY Fashion Week preview piece. Aquascutum present their latest autumn campaign featuring British actor Damian Lewis and enigmatic British supermodel Eliza Cummings. And we launch ‘The Big Fashion Conversation’ to schools, colleges and community organisations based in the Wandsworth area of London for Wednesday 26th November 2014. To find out more click here.
Boutique Pick of the Week
A match made in heaven the PATTERNITY and Clarks Originals collaboration continues with PATTERNITY liberally applying their print aesthetic updating those Clarks classics we all know and love.
For Autumn/Winter 14/15 they have taken the unisex Clarks desert boot and covered with geometric lines, triangles, circles and squares. The result is an ultra-modern and dazzling monochrome interpretation of a truly original silhouette.
PATTERNITY X Clarks Originals desert boots can be purchased from Clarks Originals online £95-
Until next time we wish you a great week.
The team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk