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Flares Make a Fashion Comeback – FC Newsletter 24th June 2015


Milan Menswear Trends, Dressmaking for Drag Queens, Fabric Sale this weekend, Bespoke Prom Dress Service and a whole lot more…

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Newsletter 24th June 2015 – Flares Make a Fashion Comeback

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As the men’s shows head over to Milan take note of the latest reoccurring trend for SS16 – flares! From wide-leg pleated cuts hip to ankle to bellbottom shapes designers are putting skinny styles to bed come next summer. Other trends spied on the Italian catwalks: gender-bending feminine styling, silk separates and unseasonally dark colour palettes.



Bespoke Prom Dress Service Now Available

A new service has started at our in-house Fashion Studio. Each year the Fashion Studio has increasing demand for bespoke Prom Dresses.  One such client has been Morgana Austin who has her prom tomorrow night. Morgana has designed this ‘slinky’ maxi with a deep plunge back and we thought she looked stunning as you can see below. Have a wonderful time at the Prom from all at the Fashion Studio.  If you want to know more about this service please email Kasia@fashion-enter.com

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Dates for your Diary:

7th & 11th October 2015 24 june 15 knitting stitching show

Back by popular demand FashionCapital will return to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace from 7th – 11th October with an interactive installation showcasing the complete garment life cycle. The team will be able to take visitors on an informative journey that reveals each stage of garment production from initial idea right through to the delivery of finished designs. 

For those interested in pursuing a career in fashion, FashionCapital will also host talks and demonstrations on its level 1 Stitching Academy, levels 2, 3 and 4 Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship programmes and recently launched qualifications at the Fashion Technology Academy.


Thursday 22nd October 2015

24 june 15 lord Stone jennyFashionCapital and Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited to speak at the Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: The UK fashion and textile industry – priorities for domestic manufacturing, export and skills, alongside Lord Stone, (both pictured left) where she will expand on support for skills development and training – start ups, cross-sector partnerships and entrepreneurship.

To find out more and book your place please click here


13th – 14th November 2015

24 june skills eventSkills London 2015 – London’s biggest jobs and careers event

Taking place this November, London’s biggest jobs and careers event, Skills London 2015 will offer students an opportunity to meet a vast range of prestigious employers, top universities and colleges, award-winning training providers and expert advisers offering career guidance and life coaching.

Focusing on interactive and individual advice, young people are encouraged to visit and develop relationships with recruiters and admissions teams. This personal touch helps open doors to new roles and routes. Skills London 2015 also features live jobs and vacancies giving a chance for visitors to start their career journeys.

Open on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November, organised groups of students visit from colleges and schools on Friday and individuals and families are encouraged to visit on Saturday.  

Over 80 companies have committed to being at Skills London 2015, including Ealing Hammersmith and West London College, Europass, FashionCapital, Fashion Retail Academy, Food and Drink Federation, graduate-jobs.com, H&M Hennes & Mauritz Ltd, Heathrow Airport Ltd, London Metropolitan University, M&G Investments, St Mary’s University Twickenham, Thales UK, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Transport for London and many more.

FashionCapital will be exhibiting at the event running a unique free competition. Attendees are invited to design their own prom outfit and the winning entry will have their design created to fit superbly at the FC Fashion Studio.

To book your place visit www.skillslondon2015.co.uk or call 0208 315 1020.


Coming Soon – Dressmaking for Drag Queens!

A new course at the Fashion Technology Academy exclusively for drag queens, trannies and those simply curious is about to launch! 

As a drag queen you already have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent – now it’s time to learn a new skill which will transform the way you dress in drag!

We are offering tailor made courses in pattern cutting and stitching at our North London Fashion Studio for FREE!

You will be taught by our highly skilled pattern cutters and stitchers whose careers span across 40-years in the fashion and theatre industry. 

In an intensive five-day course you will learn how to create your vision in drag and sashay away with the skills set to take your drag career to the next level!

Contact info@fashioncapital.co.uk to express your interest now!

More details announced next week.



Fabric Sale This Saturday 27th June 10am – 1pm

6 may 2015 fabric saleSaturday 27th June 2015, from 10am until 1pm we will be holding a fabric sample sale! Continually updated with end-of-roll printed and plain silks, jerseys and woven at discounted prices. 

Date: Saturday 27th June 10am – 1pm.

Address: Location: FTA, Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London, N4 1LZ Nearest Station: Manor House Underground Station or Haringey Green Lanes overground.


Job Offer of the Week…

Administrative Assistant, Fashion Space Gallery

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Part-time (3 days per week), Closing Date: 29.06.15

Fashion Space Gallery is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join the team on a part-time basis. Find more details onhow to apply click here.



Catwalk Models Required

If you are a male or female catwalk model based in the Midlands then this could be the casting for you…

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Thank-you Zoe & Pearl

FashionCapital Assistant, Zoe Barrow and Stitching Academy Co-ordinator, Pearl Owusu are moving on to pastures new, the team wish them well and thank them both for all their hard work over the past three years.

Jenny Holloway comments:

“Zoe has been an amazing apprentice. She was the first person to win the ‘Fashion Enter Apprentice of the Year Award’ and she was a worthy winner. After almost three years Zoe is now moving on and we really do wish her all the very best for the future. Thank you for all you have achieved too Zoe.”

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Welcome Chandler

Taking the baton from Zoe we welcome Chandler Tregaskes (pictured right) to the FashionCapital team. Chandler will be working across the site to ensure it is updated with all the latest news, events, courses and info.  

Chandler comments:

“I’m really excited to be a part of the team here at Fashion Capital. Everyone I have met so far has been great, friendly and supportive. Each day there is something new and exciting to do and my role at the company is perfect for me!” 


Staff Day Out

Next Saturday 4th July FashionCapital & Fashion Enter will be holding its annual summer day trip for all staff. Always a time for everyone to let their hair down, here’s a snap from last year’s outing – how very Martin Parr!!

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On www.fashioncapital.co.uk This Weeksonia 2

Chandler Tregaskes reviews the latest Sonia Delaunay exhibition (pictured right) currently on at the Tate Modern. Paul Markevicius talks to Dorota Watson, Subject Head of Fashion & Textiles at the University of East London, about how graduates of today are ill-prepared to engage with the professional marketplace resulting in the development of a new MA course. On a roll Paul also profiles the much-needed industry support organization the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, which has certainly assisted some of the individuals within our own company, click here to found out more. 



Boutique Pick of the Week

24 june hair braidsAfter the Summer Solstice last weekend and the oncoming festivals throughout the season we are in the mood for some festie styling fun and so are Kopparberg Urban Forest in Hackney Wick. Last Saturday top floral stylist Lara Sanjar teamed up with celebrity acclaimed The Braid Bar to adorn the boy’s ‘Kopparbeards’ with summer flowers and transform the girl’s hair into beautiful Scandi-style ‘Kopparbraids’. The Kopparberg Urban Forest, open until 12th July, sees Swedish and London culture collide in a heady mix of live music, street food and drink. If you like the look but want it in half the time then we’ve found some great banded and clip-in hair accessories at ASOS.com – like this hanging flower plait clip £10-

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Until next time, have a great week.


The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk




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