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Fashion Capital Newswire – 8th January 2014


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Dear all,

It may just be the second week of 2014 but already so much is happening in this hectic merry-go-round world of fashion. M&S have selected their 9 apprentices due to start next Monday. And for those of you wanting to get a foot-up on the fashion ladder please check our ‘Apprenticeship’ section under ‘Learning’ on FashionCapital for the latest positions. If it’s a job or an internship you’re after then our forums are always a good place to start and get networking.


London Collections: Men

London kicked off the International menswear circuit this week featuring over 60 designers from the tailors of Savile Row, to emerging talents courtesy of NewGen Men to brand regulars Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen. Check back on FashionCapital for reviews and news from the menswear collections.



Nine Apprentices Announced for M&S

Fashion Enter is delighted to announce that NINE new apprentices will be joining the Level 3 Apprenticeship programme at M&S head office in Paddington.

Candidates were put through their paces and after some tough screening days and two formal interviews, Marks & Spencer have selected nine, apprentices to join the garment technology teams.

The candidates will commence with their apprenticeship from Monday 13th January and we wish all the very best to:

Sharren Awere

Bethany Dillon

Sade Amos

Lucy Turnill-Phillips

Lucy Levett

Laura Cowdry

Natalie Hurst-Knight

Khadra Osman (former student of the Stitching Academy)

Rhiannon Hair


Fashion Enter and Remploy

Fashion Enter and our former Remploy staff have been featured in the Sunday Express…

Another Remploy workplace has shut down, a scene that is all too familiar for Fashion Enter. Last year Fashion Enter went on to hire 6 former-Remploy members of staff in their North London Factory following a closure.

Jenny Holloway comments:

To see ex-Remploy individuals firmly part of a team with a new skillset in fashion is absolutely rewarding for me personally but also great for the company. Employers can gain far more than just productivity with people that are differently disabled; it’s a team spirit that now exists in a greater depth than ever before that provides us with the real benefits.”

Check out the feature here


Belles of London Go to Riga

Last week we featured a brand new Latvian designer store/showroom called 8 Rooms which stocks up and coming Latvian designers alongside labels from further afield. We are pleased to announce that a selection of the ‘Belles of London’ collection will be joining this boutique and the collaboration between Fashion Enter and the Latvian Fashion Brands Association will continue to blossom.


8 Rooms, Shopping Centre Galleria Riga, 4th floor, Dzirnavu st. 67, Riga

8 Rooms Facebook page


On FashionCapital This Week

Katie Farley previews at what’s to come in 2014, from new creative directors, chief creative officers, exciting collaborations and the latest designer store openings. Zoe Barrow takes a firsthand look at the menswear shows during London Collections: Men A/W 14 and Twiggy supports CLIC Sargent’s new and innovative eBay campaign, ‘Wise Up Your Wardrobe’.



New Membership & Mentoring Packages

Make 2014 the year you break into the fashion industry with FashionCapital’s latest membership and mentoring packages!

Aimed at business start-ups, emerging and established designers, the annual membership will assist you in every step along the way of running a successful fashion label.

For £199 (plus VAT) per year you can get a yearly membership, where you receive:

–          One free mentoring session

–          Discounted rates on sampling and production

–          Members only access to FashionCapital.co.uk

–          Promotion on FashionCapital.co.uk

and much, much more…  for full details check out our membership packages here: http://fashioncapital.co.uk/Members.html


Award winning, industry professional and director of Fashion Enter, Jenny Holloway, is offering mentoring and industry guidance in our latest packages.


Offering mentoring in:

–          Developing or reviewing a business plan

–          Branding, marketing and PR

–          Routes to market

–          Product development

–          Sourcing and production

Book in bulk, or just a one off! For more info check out full details here: http://fashioncapital.co.uk/Members.html


“I joined FashionCapital just a month ago and in that time I have had many mentoring sessions that have helped me enormously with my collection. I have a list of two orders, a new e-tail site ready and a soft and full launch date!”


Welcome Back

We look forward to welcoming Anna back to The Factory from her maternity leave in March. Any excuse to include a picture of Anna and her gorgeous baby Laura – also Jenny Holloway’s God daughter!


Creativations Chelsea Boutique

Creativations Chelsea – a designer emporium that promotes, showcases, and provides affordable retail space and staff for emerging designer collections.

The emporium launched in the Fulham Rd in October 2012 providing space for designers, artists and artisans to showcase and retail their original and exciting offerings.


For designers interested in joining this unique boutique concept please e-mail:



Artist Midula Dey on Show

The FashionCapital homepage slide show currently incorporates illustrations by Midula Dey. Midula is kicking off her year exhibiting in a group exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery which runs from Thursday 9th January until Sunday 19th January. Good luck with the show Midula and we hope it’s a great success!

Midula Dey will exhibit at the ‘Art in Mind on the Frontier’ show, Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, London E16 SA.



Boutique Pick of the Week

As it’s all about the boys this week (although girls may love these too!) we have picked out these signature Vivienne Westwood Seditionary boots.

Representing truly British avant-garde contemporary menswear, these can be worn with everything from printed t-shirts and jeans to tailored suits.

£255.00 UK size 5 – 13

Available from ASOS.com


Until next time, have a great week,

All the team at Fashion Capital x

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