Newsletter 22nd February 2017
Last week began with a glowing press feature courtesy of The Evening Standard and as the week progressed members of the Fashion Enter team could be seen talking about fashion production on Sky News and the Victoria Derbyshire show on the BBC. With London Fashion Week just underway the media were keen to discuss, not only design talent, but British manufacturing too, and we were only too happy to promote this growing sector.
To find out more about all of our latest news / TV coverage click here
Mouret Talks Production Family
How refreshing was it to hear established designer Roland Mouret, celebrating his 20th anniversary with a show at LFW, talk about the importance of his British production team, so often this crucial area of the fashion industry is overshadowed by the design and media side.
“The beauty of London fashion is its influence on production. One by one, we saved factories here. We produce so much in Britain now. I hope Theresa May will understand. We have to take care of the people that work for us. They are part of the family.”
Click here for the full story
How to Succeed in Fashion Today – The Full Story
Our first FashionCapital Trunk Show, sponsored by Freeths solicitors, is making its first stop in Manchester on the 30th March. We pride ourselves on providing the full fashion story, lifting the lid on the industry – from design, fabrics, legal advice and business planning to samples, costs, production and press & PR.
There will be two three-hour seminars taking place on 30th March at the Manchester Art Gallery. Tickets cost £50 and £35 for students.
Contactinfo@fashioncapital.co.uk / 0208 809 3311 to purchase tickets.
National Apprenticeship Week
Being a leading apparel apprenticeship provider in the UK we are naturally gearing up for National Apprenticeship Week (6th – 10th March). Not only will we announce our in-house Apprentice of the Year but we will be at the Apprenticeships Fair at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on Wednesday 8th March as well as the Apprenticeship Careers Fair at Hackney Jobcentre – 8th March 2017 from 10am onwards.
Click here to view our latest apprenticeship vacancies
Fabric Appreciation No.2
Due to the fantastic success of our first Fabric Appreciation seminar with Deborah Shulton a second has been scheduled for the 26th April. Offering insightful, in-depth and hands on knowledge for both beginners and those already with some experience within textiles and the industry, Deborah Shulton will offer her expertise in fabrics, fires, dyeing, finishing and colour.
Click here to find out more.
To register your interest in the event and to book your space, please contact: Jenni@fashion-enter.com
Perfect Patterns Level 1 – New Intake
Our current cohort of Perfect Pattern Level 1 learners completed their course on Monday and we are now looking for our next intake of students. On their learning experience the students commented:
“I am much more confident in constructing and manipulating patterns. The teachers and staff have really helped me and each student understand how to make patterns from scratch despite everyone having different learning styles.” – CeeCee
“I do have a better understanding of what clothing will look like from 2D to fitting garments on the body and I’m able to measure people and create items more confidently. I’m able to work with clients and have an expanded knowledge of pattern cutting from my previous experience. I also am now aware of the Telestia tools which make for quicker drafting which is perfect for what I do.” – Natasha
“I am in the process of changing careers and this course has given me the skills to go off and start making patterns and designs of my own.” – Sharon
The next uptake for our popular 10-week (four half days a week) Perfect Patterns course has been set for March. To find out more and express an interest please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0208 809 3311.
How To Do Your Own PR
Next week our popular seminar ‘How To Do Your Own PR’ is back with the Director of the London Fashion Agency, Rosie Davies.
Topics covered will include:
What do you need before you look for PR?
When should I start contacting magazines?
How do I gain coverage?
What should I include in my pitch?
I’ve gained the attention of an editor! What now?
What about influencers?
How do I pitch to an influencer?
This seminar due to take place on Thursday 2nd March will be popular so spaces are available on a first come first served basis.
Please contact: email@example.com for availability and costs.
London Fashion Week Mania
The FashionCapital team have been busy attending, reporting, tweeting and snapping all the latest collections from up-and-coming talent at the London Fashion Week shows. A big thank-you to reporters: Sophie Lau, Rebekah Litherland, India Hunnikin, Katie Farley and our two competition winners Niamh Rooney and Sophia Koumis, as well as photographer Chris Daw and street style snapper Sherion Mullings!
Chris (middle) in the thick of it at Fashion Scout!
Rebekah, JoJo and India
Sophie (left) and competition winner Sophia
Click here to view all the latest reviews.
Rebekah comments: “It’s always hard to pin point a LFW favourite because each designer offers something unique that catches your eye, but for AW17 Malan Breton was definitely at the top of my list, presenting a sleek, sophisticated and suave collection that I only wish I could pull off myself! As always Rocky Star and Ashley Isham were also up there in my top three as they presented a truly glamorous affair that takes you to a place far away, telling a story of ambition.”
Countdown to the New Fashion Technology Academy Website
We are just 6 days away from launching our all-new and shiny FTA website. Coming very soon…
Booking Open for Northern Clothing & Textile Network Event
Scheduled for Friday 17th March 2017 the next Northern Clothing & Textile Network event will include speakers from leading textile and clothing specialists on some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.
Hosted byNorthern Design Centre, Gateshead booking is open. Places are always in demand so please book your place now to avoid disappointment click here
Our speakers will include:
Jenny Holloway, fashion industry expert and CEO of Fashion Capital and Fashion Enter
Mark Harrop, fashion technology figurehead and CEO of WhichPLM, WhichERP and WhichPLM Academy
FCBboutique New S/S Collection
The new Spring/Summer FCBboutique collection is now available to purchase online! Once again a huge thanks to our wonderful models and make-up artists as well as photographer Rodney for helping us!
FCFabric Studio News
We love seeing what our FCFabricStudio customers have been busy creating with our fabrics – here are a few of the latest images shared by our customers.
Rebekah Returns to Uni
Our marketing and social media queen – Rebekah Litherland is returning to University to complete her degree as of tomorrow and while we will all miss her energy and input she will continue to work with us remotely.
(Rebekah right with Sophie Lau travelling between shows.)
Rebekah comments: “As my placement with FashionCapital comes to an end I cannot thank Jenny, Jenni and JoJo for the continuous support they have all offered me over the last nine-months and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have been presented with. Working within marketing is something I enjoy and knowing that together as a team we have seen such a growth over the last nine months especially on the social media pages and fabric studio is so rewarding for the whole company.
“My time here has given me a whole different insight into the fashion industry and I’ve had the chance to gain knowledge in areas that I never thought I would, for example: fabrics, textiles and manufacturing. Everything that happens here just shows what people like Jenny and Jenni are trying to do to give others the chance to learn new skills and put their skills into use. Being part of such a hardworking and dynamic team here is something I’ll always carry with me in the future and I’ll never forget presenting to Jenny with no voice as part of a University project, which actually led to me being offered the placement in the first place!
“Everyone here has helped me along the way and treated me as part of the FashionCapital family and I cannot thank them enough. Whilst I am sad to be leaving the office this week I will be continuing to work with FashionCapital remotely whilst completing my university studies so this is not the end! A huge thank you to Jenny for truly believing in me.”
“Rebekah has become such a valuable member of the team over the last 9 months…we have all had great fun creating new and exciting campaigns. Rebekah has been offered a job and we just want her back as soon as possible! Thanks for absolutely everything. X”
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
This week has been all about London Fashion Week…
Click here to view what the fashion pack wore courtesy of Sherion Mullings.
Read show and presentation reviews by our two LFW competition winners: Mimi Tran by Sophia Koumis and A. V. Robertson by Niamh Rooney.
Or here to see Fashion Scout’s top four talents to keep an eye on by India Hunnikin.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Spied on Yoox.com – could an accessory be more fitting than this right now? Show Time i-phone cover by London Fashion Week regular Markus Lupfer puts your gadget centre stage!
Show Time i-phone 6 cover by Markus Lupfer at Yoox £23-