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Newsletter 7th June 2017

Dear all,

The FashionCapital & Fashion Enter team are deeply saddened by the recent attacks in Manchester and more recently our home city of London. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all those that have been affected by these meaningless atrocities. We stand firm and will continue to go about our business as before. Just a special mention for Graduate Fashion Week and the London College of Fashion for discreetly stepping up security at their recent events.



Fashion SVP Finalists Announced

31 may fashion SVPThe top 3 Fashion SVP design award entrants have been named.

Congratulations to:

Esther Oluka

Dilara Karaca

Sally K Boutique

Their designs will be made-up as fully commercial pieces and will go on display at the Fashion SVP Gallery. The overall winner will be selected and announced at the show on Tuesday 27th June.

See you at Fashion SVP 27th – 28th June at Olympia, London.




Tips From the Top: Plymouth

For those wanting more industry advice based in the South West we are coming to see you! Our next ‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ UK Trunk Show will be held in Plymouth on 22nd June at Ocean Studio, thanks to The Factory Cooperage with headline sponsors Millfield Trust and Plymouth College of Art, and continued support from leading national awarding body ABC Awards.

10 may boutique pick caren jennyThe fabulous Caren Downie (right with Jenny Holloway) will be there as one of our guest speakers, a true industry mogul she will be discussing how to successfully launch a new brand.

Tickets are going fast and are strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to find out more

Tickets are FREE for students and £10 businesses.

Contact: info@fashioncapital.co.uk / 0208 809 3311 to confirm your attendance.




New Fashion Enter Memberships Now Available

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We are super excited to announce that we are launching a new Membership package which will be invaluable to those starting their new fashion business. Headed up by Tracey Parks-Taylor the membership package is supported by a team of industry experts, which will offer hand-held mentoring, group workshops, masterclasses, seminars and all the essential skills to equip and grow your business.

To find out more click here



Open Day – Thursday 15th June

If you are thinking about starting your own fashion label and would like to know more about the services we provide then please come along to our Open Day – Thursday 15th June from 10am – 12pm. For more information click here

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Jobs Just In….afira beautifully wicked

B.Wicked are looking for a fit model UK size 10 to find out more click here, this is a paid position.

The brand is also looking for a creative and enthusiastic graduate to join their studio with interest and experience in lingerie, womenswear and couture, plus some basic technical fabric knowledge and good research skills. Click here to find out more about this work placement




Fashion Studio News: The Launch of Bow Savile

Luxe women’s workwear brand, Bow Savile, have just launched with an online store www.bowsavile.com and the production for this debut collection was down to the Fashion Studio team…

“The Fashion Studio have been brilliant at partnering with us from concept to finished collection. It has been a tremendous partnership and we have worked collaboratively and positively as we have developed and refined our style. The guidance received from the Fashion Studio has informed our journey and helped us to avoid many of the mistakes typical of new designers. We have always felt like there was a gentle hand guiding us and asking the right questions as our collection developed. Importantly we were confident we always had tight control of the creative direction but with exceptional technical support to back up and reinforce our vision for Bow Savile.” – Sarah at Bow Savile

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George at Asda Attend Fashion Enter CPPD

Assistant Buyers, Merchandisers and Designers were among the group of employees from George at Asda who attended a CPPD at Fashion Enter on the 30th May 2017.

Feedback from the group included:

“I have learnt how a factory works, how to cost a garment and how long it actually takes to complete a garment.” – Danielle, Assistant Buyer

“Today has taught me about the three stitching processes and more about pattern cutting.  The workshop was very interesting and engaging.”– Chloe, Assistant Buyer

To find our more about our CPPD’s click here



Meet the Sewing Bloggers @Fashion Enter

7 june yasminOur Digital Media apprentice Yasmin Pigeon has created this fabulous short video from our Sewing Bloggers Open Day recently held at the Academy. Yasmin (pictured right) is currently with the Fashion Enter team 4-days a week and trains one-day a week at the Big Creative Education. She attended Graduate Fashion Week on Monday and has created a video taster from the shows and exhibition.

Yasmin comments: “I am currently working the visual branding and making sure everything that Fashion Enter and FashionCapital do is highlighted for people to see. I’m here to make sure Fashion Enter & FashionCapital gets the image they deserve through visual marketing and I absolutely love doing it.”


Click here to view the Sewing Blogger video

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And here for the Graduate Fashion Week taster

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FC Fabric Studio News

“Last week we had a group of lovely talented Sewing Bloggers come in for tea, biscuits and industrial sewing machine training. It was such an insightful and exciting afternoon for everyone. We’ll be holding lots more events like this here at our factory, which will give stitchers a chance to fabric swap, purchase fabric & socialize in a creative environment. 

“Our new scuba fabric, Zara has been a best seller this week! Remember, new fabrics are added every week so don’t miss out visit http://www.fcfabricstudio.com/shop/

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This Week on www.fashioncapital.co.uk

The FashionCapital team have been taking in all the talks, exhibitions and shows at Graduate Fashion Week 2017 – thanks to Sabrina Shafi, JoJo Iles, Yasmin Pigeon, India Hunnikin and Katie Farley for reporting on all they saw.

2017 NTU finale

Highlights include: collections from the University of Salford Manchester reviewed by Sabrina Shafi.

Honest advice from designer Henry Holland and pushing those experimental boundaries courtesy of the London College of Fashion.

Also new on FC this week, articles on latest sunglasses styles, the announcement of the Fashion Museum’s annual Dress of the Year and the top ‘trending’ stories of the week via India Hunnikin.



Boutique Pick of the Week7 june boutique pick

We’ve been on Bow Savile’s launch website www.bowsavile.com and love this collarless lime green swing coat that says simple and statement all at once. The coat works over dresses or trousers but looks particularly fresh over slim-cut pants in a contrasting shade. Made to order by expert tailors in London – it’s ethical, well-made and timeless all rolled into one.


Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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