Newsletter 26th August 2015 – Get Your Fashion Career Here!
This week we are dedicating the newsletter to two staff members: Jenni Sutton, Senior Development Manager and Beth Davy-Day, Designer and Pattern Cutter. The pair have gone completely out of their comfort zone and taken up the challenge of The 3 Cities Bike Ride taking them from the UK to Brussels by cycling 90 miles a day over four days. They both confess to not even owning a bike let alone riding one for several years prior to training for this – so we really wish them well as they set out today and we hope they remembered their padded cycling shorts!
Jenni is raising money for a charity close to her heart, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Beth has chosen the ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ a charity which grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life threatening conditions. To view their fundraising progress or to add to the kitty visit:
Online Learning with FashionCapital
We are in the midst of developing a Moddle so that students can access online information in a virtual learning environment. We have already created a wide range of online learning videos, everything from step-by-step to production insight to key job roles within the industry. We would particularly like to mention Rhiannon Prescott for all her hard work and involvement here.
This week we have featured ‘The Role of a Senior Buyer’ with Gabrielle Rode-Hilbert from ASOS.com.
Click here to view
Watch this space for further news on our online learning channel.
Apprenticeship of the Week
Angelina Colarusso Marketing and Design Apprentice
Angelina Colarusso are looking for a Marketing and Design Apprentice for their small design company specialising in bridal and couture gowns, the apprentice will take the lead on the organisation’s social media campaigns and marketing strategy, therefore written and verbal communication skills are key for this position.
To find out more and apply click here.
Skills Shortage Machine Engineers Needed
Calling all manufacturing employers and apprentices we are offering a UK first with our Machine Engineering Level 3 apprenticeship course. There is a real skills shortage in this essential maintenance area in fashion manufacturing.
To find out more and to apply for a place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0208 809 9933.
Design Your Own Prom Dress @ Edmonton Jobs Fair
Have you ever wondered what the steps are to design your own prefect prom dress? Well come and visit www.fashioncapital.co.uk stand on 30th September at Edmonton Careers & Jobs Fair and learn how to become a designer. Jenny Holloway, CEO, will be showing you the stages of creating your design and how to make sure you have the perfect fit for your silhouette. There will be a review of fabric and trims and Jenny will be showing you what is a “pattern” and a nest of patterns too. Jenny explained: “There are actually over 130 different stages if you want to become a designer and create production for a leading high street retailer or etailer. This is called the garment life cycle and we have a wide cross section of courses that we can discuss to ensure you make the perfect garment first time!”
Edmonton Careers, Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair on Wednesday 30th September 10am – 3pm at Edmonton Leisure Centre, N9 OTR.
Maria’s Multisensory Fashion Experience
Last Saturday Maria Tukhas brought Sleekster.club, her young and vibrant London-based fashion and lifestyle brand to the Hayward Gallery Concrete Bar and presented her one-of-a-kind multisensory fashion show “What If” & video art interactive installation with it. Click this link for a taste of the experience.
Fabric Sale Coming Soon
Over the summer we have been taking a break from our monthly fabric sales at The Fashion Technology Academy, as from September these will resume and will take place on the last Saturday of each month. Take note the next one will be Saturday 26th September at the usual time of 10am – 1pm. We have over 300 rolls of fabric to offer at discounted prices.
Fabric Sale Saturday 26th September 10am – 1pm
@ FTA, Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London, N4 1LZ Nearest Station: Manor House Underground Station or Haringey Green Lanes overground.
Goodwood Revival & Tesco’s
It has been fantastic to be working with Tesco on their Goodwood Revival garments. The supermarket chain gets in the vintage spirit by not only providing campers with shopping list favourites from eras gone by but by looking the part too!
Goodwood Revival event takes place from 11th – 13th September.
Introducing Carl Snellgrove
Carl Snellgrove (pictured right) joins the team as Operations Manager for Education and Learning. Carl comments:
“I joined Fashion Enter understanding about the high level of quality learning and progression opportunities open to learners across the various courses and apprenticeships. I am genuinely excited about the opportunities that are being created within the company. The chance to work with a learning provider, which is, in many ways, ahead of the game, was something I wanted to be part of and also felt like a natural progression.
“In joining, I will be brining over 12 years’ experience working in education administration, supporting courses across the spectrum; FE, HE, Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships and Adult Education at institutions based in Somerset and Camden.”
On www.fashioncapital.co.uk This Week…
Sophie Lau has closely inspected key styles from the recent couture collections and highlighted pieces that will turn heads this autumn season. Simone Rocha grows from strength to strength and adds her own flagship store on London’s Mount Street to her rapidly expanding business. Meanwhile Paul Markevicius talks to founder of Ramnation, about her British knitwear brand (pictured left), and don’t forget our series of advisory webinars throughout September and October to find out more click here.
Boutique Pick of the Week
We adore this abstract floral top by our in-house label ‘Belles of London’, why? Because the asymmetric hemline and cut is extremely flattering for most body shapes while the vibrant print ensures the piece is far from ‘safe’.
Abstract floral print top from Belles of London with 3/4 length sleeves, a round neckline and an asymmetric hemline. £47.50
Made in London, available in UK sizes 8 – 22 buy onine here