Newsletter 20th September 2017
The FC editorial team are back from the catwalks of London Fashion Week and what a creative eye-opener it has been. From the designs and inspirations behind each collection to the hair & make-up detail and the way it’s all presented, to the on-going street style courtesy of the fashion pack.
A big thank-you to Sherion Mullings and her street style shots (right and in the header/footer), which includes fashion heavyweight – Ms Anna Wintour this season. To Chris Daw for getting up close and personal in the pit to capture all the catwalk images as well as behind-the-scenes shots. To India Hunnikin and JoJo Iles for translating it all into copy and to the designer PR’s for the invitations.
We asked the team which collection stood out for them and why?
Chris Daw, photographer: “My favourite was Di Liborio (image backstage by Chris below) at the Barbican Conservatory. The setting made for a kind ‘urban jungle’ feel, and the show was accompanied by live drummers beating out jungle rhythms. As the models walked, metal detailing on the garments jingled and chimed down the catwalk! Lots of very detailed leather, metallic elements and sheer fabrics, and the models looked truly Amazonian!”
JoJo Iles, reporter: “It’s very difficult to choose, but I would say Teatum Jones (left) on-schedule for the fluid silhouettes in muted summer shades, very wearable and yet really of-the-moment. Off-schedule I really enjoyed Fashion Scout’s Merit Award winner EDDA (right), I love illustration and she combined her illustrative print with her 50’s inspired shapes beautifully. There was a real buzz around her presentation.”
And a big well done to Omar Mansoor Man((bebe(and his LFW show success, a designer we have long supported at FashionCapital and Fashion Enter. (Pictured below.)
While LFW might seem a tad exclusive at the designer end of the market the event does have a knock-on effect within the industry at large. Craig Smith, VP of customer success at Amplience commented on this season’s LFW: “The ‘see-now, buy-now’ customer mentality has taught fashion retailers that they need to be more responsive and ‘in the moment’ to keep up with customer demands and the latest fashions. Far from being a self-contained calendar staple, LFW has evolved into a digital-first event.”
Want to Create Your Own Samples?
Just starting out and want to learn how to make your own patterns, samples and gain a real insight into garment construction. Then come along to our Fashion Technology Academy Open Day and see all the courses and services we provide.
FTA Open Day Tuesday 10th October – to find out more and confirm your attendance contact email@example.com
Tomorrow: 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business
Tomorrow, Thursday 21st September from 10am – 12pm, the highly experienced Tracey Parks-Taylor, Marketing Consultant and Former Global Marketing Executive for Monsoon and Accessorize, will be discussing 10 key steps to get your fashion brand off the ground. We have a few spaces remaining please contact Jenni Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org further details and to confirm your attendance.
Members get priority access to all seminars and workshops including 20% discount to find out more click here.
Next Stop: Newcastle
FashionCapital will host the third ‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ Trunk Show in Newcastle at Sage Gateshead, The Barbour Room, with headline sponsors Sage on 19thOctober 2017. Tickets: FREE students / £10 businesses. Contact email@example.com / 0208 809 3311 to confirm your attendance.
FC Trunk Show Heads to Ireland!
We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the Fashion & Textile Design Hub in Derry, Northern Ireland! Derry City & Strabane Council have worked with the Design Hub to develop a bespoke Designer Business Start up Programme providing business support to assist in the growth of the Fashion, Textile Design and Manufacturing sector in the Council area.
We will head to Derry on 15th November for the first in series of workshops aimed to empower local designers with essential knowledge and tools to develop their business infrastructure and growth strategies. Watch this space!
Coming Soon…Best of Britannia
Come and meet the Fashion Enter team on stands 58 – 60 at the popular Best of Britannia London show, held at the Truman Brewery, a show that champions beautifully made British brands and manufacturing on the 12th and 13th October!
Register on the Best of Britannia website for your free tickets and say hello to the Fashion Enter team who will be exhibiting their sampling and production capabilities in an interactive stand showcasing the life cycle of a garment.
In addition the team will be promoting some of their Stitching Academy and Perfect Pattern Cutting learners who will be on hand to discuss the skills they have learnt and what the future now holds for them!
Best of Britannia @BestBritannia #BOBLondon
Video of the Week: The Role of a Senior Buyer
One of our most popular videos with almost 21,000 views is our mini interview with Gabrielle Rode-Hilbert, talking about her role as a senior buyer for ASOS. Click here to view the video.
A Warm Welcome…
To the new cohort of ASOS / Fashion Enter apprentices, we wish them a productive time ahead.
We will also be welcoming a senior delegation all the way from Bangladesh this November organized by UCL Institute of Education, the group will view first-hand the teaching and services we provide at Fashion Enter HQ.
Skills Pays the Bills
While the design sector of fashion is flooded with competition the technical side over in production is crying out for skilled employees. Find out more about the courses and opportunities we provide by visiting our Fashion Technology Academy website click here. https://www.fcfta.com
Fabric Swatch of the Week
A playful choice this week with this 100% cotton starfish print on navy, available to buy online via the FCFabricStudio.com now at £5 per metre.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk…
In trends Katie Farley picks out key emerging styles, colours and details straight off the SS18 New York and London catwalks.
Stuck in London and can’t make it to Première Vision in Paris? Then head over to the YKK London Showroom in Shoreditch where a unique product preview on new launch fastenings and finishings is available until 21st September.
Of course London Fashion Week has been a major topic over the past week click here and read all about it starting from Day 1.
Boutique Pick of the Week
We’ve picked out this show-stopping satin coat plastered in printed roses by London Fashion Week designer Joanne Hynes. Cut with a kimono sleeve, this confident and powerfully feminine coat would provide the perfect cover-up for a dressed-up night out. Available now via Dunne Stores at £185-
We would like to say our thoughts are with those that are undergoing exceedingly trying times around the world, while we’ve been struck by yet another terrorist attack on the London Underground many are dealing with the might of earthquakes and hurricanes, our thoughts and prayers go out to them.