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Newsletter 14th June 2017

Dear all,

From graduates to menswear it has been an inspiring time in the non-stop world of fashion. Now the shows are over it’s time to get down to business and for those starting out there is a lot to consider. 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 tomorrow – Thursday 15th June from 10am – 12pm. For more information click here

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For those wanting to take the next step and start their own fashion business Tracey Parks-Taylor will be on hand at the Open Day to answer any membership questions. The re-launched FashionCapital 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



Next Stop Plymouth – Thursday 22nd June

For those based further afield and in the South West the team along with industry experienced guest speakers will be offering up their gems of wisdom at the second FashionCapital trunk show. The ‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ seminar will take place 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. 

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(Image of the Plymouth Trunk Show featured in Underlines)

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.




Followed by Fashion SVP

On the 27th – 28th June, the team will also be on hand at Fashion SVP, Olympia, London, a unique sourcing event presenting over 120 leading fashion producers from the UK and 21 overseas countries. Jenny Holloway will be one of the panel speakers at ‘The advantages and challenges for managers in local sourcing’ seminar and the popular Fashion Enter ‘Consultation Corner’ will be back, with free mini workshops for all visitors.

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See you there!




Coming Soon – Saturday Stitching Surgery

fashion enter open day anna on machineOur award winning courses can’t always help many full-time workers so we are opening our Stitching Academy doors every Saturday from 1st July for the Saturday Stitching Surgery!

Our team of stitching experts will be on hand to help you upskill on any sample or production issues you may have. You may be a complete beginner or you just may need some additional support on product specific areas! Whatever your stitching needs are we are here to help you!

Classes are restricted to 10 only and are held from 9:00 – 15:00 at The Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, N4 1LZ.

Each session costs only £45 per person per class.

Strictly first come first serve basis only

Further details please contact: education@fashion-enter.com  



Introducing Shush Swimwear

14 june shush working‘My name is Sophie, I am 24-years old, and I’m into unique fashion, something different and out of the ordinary – I don’t like to be the same as anyone else, I want to wear something where someone says to me ‘WOW where did you get that from!!! I want people to buy my unique and bespoke collection, and not produce thousands of the same piece! I prefer to create a dozen of one style and those lucky dozen girls get to look absolutely amazing without anyone else stealing their limelight! 

My auntie, who I mostly got my inspiration from, is so talented and has been a dressmaker for years. I spent hours in her little sewing room while she taught me patterns, simple stitches and believe it or not… how to pin the fabric before sewing, yes pinning! I now have a small collection of handmade items which I work on at the weekend and when I’m home from work on weekdays. My dad helped me to set up a website for all my items and after a lot of hard work and late nights, it wasn’t long until I had Pixie Lott wearing my bikini along with some other TV reality stars, I also featured on ‪FashionFinders.com, The Daily Mail online and in Vogue magazine! Pixie Lott was also pictured in the Sun newspaper in one of my items! 

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I am now enrolled on Fashion Enter’s Stitching for Designers course and I hope one day to get a Bricks & Mortar shop/studio of my own! One room for sewing and another room for selling! There is so much to come from SHUSH in the future and I can’t wait!!’



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Fabric Swatch of the Week

Just in – the Rubi bold stripe printed jersey, easy to handle and work with – let the stripes do the talking! Available at the FCFabricStudio now at £4.30 a metre.

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This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

India Hunnikin reports on the inspirational collections from this year’s Royal College of Art, MA fashion and textiles graduates.

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We bring you the latest show reports from London Fashion Week Men’s – a diverse range of collections from traditional heritage style to the more avant garde; this season was brimming with ideas that had something for everyone.

And as we have been surrounded by fashion shows and presentations over the past few weeks we offer some tips on putting on your first fashion show and getting it right.

Click here to watch the latest video from Yasmin featuring catwalk shows from Nottingham Trent Uni, London College of Fashion and UCA Epsom.

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Boutique Pick of the Week

Inspired by Sophie’s story on how she started her own niche swimwear label ‘Shush’ and the increasingly warm weather we have picked out this black and white bikini perfect with a cocktail and a trilby! Mon multiway bikini £18 from ShushSwimwear.

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14 june anna with jennyAnd Finally…

We wish Anna and her family the best of luck for next week. Anna who worked with us for years is now heavily pregnant with a second baby – she looks blooming marvellous and just look how Laura has grown! 

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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