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Newsletter 15th June 2016

Dear all,

From GFW to London Collections: Men to the International Festival of Business and National Sewing Machine Day…those fashion and business cogs are constantly turning.

For new and emerging designers we are hosting a popular seminar that is crammed full of useful information essential to the growth of your new business:

general group shot learningThe Fashion Enter – How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminar is scheduled for the 6th July at The Factory in North London and will include topics surrounding important documentation, finding the right manufacturer, IP and copyright, fabric sourcing and the design process. 

Sharing their industry knowledge we have an incredible line up of speakers confirmed including;

Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter. 

Nick Gould, Solicitor/Partner of Gunnercooke, London.

Mark Dodd, Fabric Technician and consultant for ASOS.com, Charlotte Tilbury and Oliver Spencer.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jenni (jenni@fashion-enter.com) for further details. This is an incredible opportunity for designers and is not one to be missed. Members are eligible for a discount for this seminar.

15 june liverpool jennyMade in Britain. Loved by the World

FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway has just returned from the Made in Britain. Loved by the World conference in Liverpool where she was an invited panelist. The conference was a part of the International Festival of Business and organized by The Manufacturers’ Organisation EEF to support the growth of British production.

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Celebrating Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust Milestone15 june fashion textile trust

Lord Stone of Blackheath will host an evening reception at The House of Lord, Thursday 16th June, celebrating over 160 years of the charity’s work and its strategy to help more families.

Guests will include representatives from the retail and manufacturing industries, including Jenny Holloway (Fashion Enter), Steve Rowe (M&S), Liza Webb (Jaeger), as well as MP’s and charities including Gingerbread, Turn2Us and Buttle UK. Speakers on the night will include Louise May, senior HR advisor, Boden Leicester, speaking about her personal experience of referring staff to FTCT. The charity wishes to hear from employers and employees who can help refer families within the industry, who are experiencing financial difficulties.


Work with Ethical Fashion Social Enterprise Ldny

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Do you want to work with June Sarpong MBE, television presenter and broadcaster, on a new project that requires 10 apprentices in Fashion? Then read all the details about this exciting opportunity here.




Stitching Academy for Tomorrow’s Designers

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Grace Osofisan (left) is currently undertaking our ‘Stitching Academy for Tomorrow’s Designers’ Level 1 course. Now three weeks in read about what she had to say.

Want to know more about the course? Then click here.




cutting generalPerfect Patterns Open Day

Want to learn more about our highly successful Perfect Patterns course? Then come along to our open day. The Fashion Technology Academy will be holding 2 drop-in open days for potential learners to meet with Perfect Patterns tutor Alice Prier and learn more about the course. 

There will be hands-on activities, which attendees can engage in to help them learn more about patterns and what the course can offer them.

The first will be Thursday 4 August from 10-2. 

The second will be Thursday 25 August from 10-2.

To find out more about the Perfect Patterns Level 1 and Level 2 course click here

Contact 020 8809 3311 or email education@fashion-enter.com to confirm your attendance at one of the open days or to enrol.

News from the Fashion Studiovanessa from nina baker jenny

Today the Fashion Studio is meeting with the inspirational Vanessa Blythe (right with Jenny Holloway) from the label Nina Baker, which is not just about product but is a Community Interest Company. The company helps individuals who have been through a 12-step program or any other abstinence based recovery program for drugs or alcohol. It’s about the people behind the label being given a second chance to truly discover and utilise their talents, progress and become productive members of society. More on Nina Baker soon, in the meantime you can read Vanessa’s bio here.



Dates for Your Diary

The EU & The Fashion Industry Wednesday 15th June – Tonight!

A hot topic that’s hard to ignore right now is the EU referendum. Rise, UKFT & Drapers will host a panel debate on how the EU decision will affect the fashion industry. Held at the RBS Auditorium at 280 Bishopsgate from 6.30pm Wednesday 15th June.

Rise is kindly offering FashionCapital users a 25% discount – link to: https://eufashiondebate.eventbrite.co.uk/?discount=FashCapEU25

TCBL 2-Day Industry Event Huddersfield Tuesday 21st June

The first TCBL Event invites you to find out how the textiles and clothing sector is responding to major change. The morning session – TCBL Talk – will look at new trends, consumer choices and customisation, the environment and new technologies and provide a range of provocative speakers, including our very own CEO Jenny Holloway, offering new perspectives on these issues; the afternoon – TCBL Jam – will showcase ideas from all over Europe on how this might work in practice, developing new business models and collaborative ventures along the way.

To find out more and book your place click here

Fashion SVP – 28th – 29th June

Fashion SVP held at Olympia, London, on the 28th and 29th June is a trade event where visitors can see all that manufacturing has to offer, from full-service knitwear and jersey wear production to high quality sewing services, design and pattern cutting services, materials testing and technical services. Jenny Holloway has also been invited as a guest speaker at the events popular seminar sessions.

To register online as a visitor at www.fashionsvp.com

15 june fabric swatchFabric Swatch of the Week

An abstract black and white printed silk, with a soft feel and colours contrasting to create a pattern that stands out. Also available in black and pink.

Composition: 100% Silk

From the FCFabricStudio.com




Staff Crazy Golf Outing

Last week some of the Fashion Enter teaching staff let their hair down with a company crazy golf night out. Here are some rather amusing images from the evening!

15 june crazy golf

15 june mens collections mixThis Week on FashionCapital.co.uk…

The FC team have been out covering all the action at LC: Men SS17, a big thanks to Sophie Lau for all of her show reports, Rebekah Litherland for her images and social media input and JoJo Iles reporting and shooting street style this season. The event had a fantastic buzz and was a great showcase to the creativity and heritage of menswear design that’s unique to London. Also this week, Siobhan from up and coming brand Claravalla headed over to GFW and gives us her first blog installment. While Nick Gould our law mentor advises on the new rules coming into force regarding Annual Returns.

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15 june boutique pickBoutique Pick of the Week

This week the FC team was introduced to the Swatch Pop collection whist at the men’s shows. These bold and graphic timepieces can be worn in numerous ways – as a necklace, brooch or as a traditional watch, they really are a versatile take on the everyday accessory. Here’s a monochrome piece ‘Popdancing’ which retails at £54- A big thank-you to Michalis Christodoulou for his elegant illustrations of the FC team sporting their chosen Swatch designs.

Swatch Popdancing

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Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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