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“I realized almost immediately: pattern-cutting, that was what it was all about.”

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FashionCapital Newsletter 30th August 2017

Dear all,

“I realized almost immediately: pattern-cutting, that was what it was all about,” Sarah Burton (now creative director at Alexander McQueen) comments on what she learnt when she first started interning with the late designer. McQueen himself would often jest that many designers knew nothing about cutting or sewing. Learning the process from the inside out alongside the business of fashion is exactly what we offer here at FashionCapital and sister company Fashion Enter…


cutting generalPerfect Patterns Autumn Term

The next Level 1 and 2 Perfect Patterns Courses are about to commence from the 11th September. The course attracts a broad range of learners and many degree course students say they have “learnt more in 3-weeks on Perfect Patterns than during the entire time spent at University.” Want to find out more? Then click here.

Email: education@fashion-enter.com or telephone 0208 809 3311.




FC Memberships

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As a start-up or growing fashion brand our membership package offers pertinent advice, mentoring and workshops packed full of vital information. We have been mentoring and supporting new designers since 2001 and now Tracey Parks-Taylor, an experienced, industry brand consultant, will kick off our schedule of in-house workshops on the 21st September with ‘Ten Steps to Starting Your own Business’…

  • What makes your brand unique-play to your advantages
  • Closely watch your competitors-learn from their mistakes as well as their successes.
  • Understand your customer behaviour-what are their interests lifestyles etc
  • Build a brand DNA that resonates across all touch points
  • CAPTIVATE, INSPIRE and ENGAGE customers across all channels


To find out more about our membership package click here.

Limited membership spaces are available please contact: yasmin@fashion-enter.com




Want To Find Out About FC Memberships First-hand?

Then come along to our Open Day Friday 8th September 11am – 1pm, meet the team and find out exactly what we can offer you.

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Please register your interest by emailing Jenni – jenni@fashion-enter.com




Quarterly Fashion Meet Up

Following Tracey’s workshop we will be holding the first of our Fashion Meet Up’s on Thursday 28th September. This is a free, informal networking event with guest speaker, Caren Downie, she will be discussing what makes a successful brand while a representative from Sage Accounting Services will advise on keeping those books in order. We have a few spaces left so if you would like to attend please contact Jenni – jenni@fashion-enter.com

Further up and coming workshops & seminars include:

Tuesday 3rd October: The design process and product development. Gabby Shiner-Hill

Thursday 19th October: FashionCapital Trunk Show #3 Newcastle

Thursday 26th October: Fabric appreciation. Deborah Shulton

Thursday November 9th: The importance of branding and how to sell online. Aaron & Harriet Rudman-Hawkins

Thursday November 23rd: Public relations, influencers and social media. Rosie Davies.

Please contact Jenni Sutton jenni@fashion-enter.com for further details and to confirm your attendance, please note members receive priority and a 20% discount on workshops.




Tottenham Today

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We will also have a stand at Tottenham Today, a free community event that highlights jobs, skills, events, opportunities and more for Tottenham residents. To be held at Tottenham Town Hall on Saturday 9th September 10am – 4pm. See you there!

Find out more www.tottenham.london/tt




First Stage Interviews for ASOS.com Apprenticeships

On Friday 25th August Fashion Enter hosted an ASOS.com Open Day at the Fashion Technology Academy for the Advanced Apprenticeship in garment technology to find out more about the Open Day click here.

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Want to Find A Fashion Apprenticeship?

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Then please visit our educational arm – the Fashion Technology Academy for the latest apprenticeship positions currently on offer.




Quality at the Fashion Studio

It’s all about quality – from the machines to the materials. Watch our latest YouTube video on our state of the art button-hole machine as used at the Fashion Studio!

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Fabric Swatch of the Week

Jersey, incredibly soft and easy-to-wear it’s no wonder designers utilise the fabric time and time again, here we have picked out a Zonique stripe jersey in black and cream, available now at the FCFabricStudio at £4.30 a metre.

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This Week on FashionCapital30 aug fashion scout

We talk fashion collaborations and whether an unexpected collaboration can add brand appeal or brand appal?

Gearing up for London Fashion Week – Fashion Scout announce this season’s Merit Award winner (pictured left) and their One’s to Watch.

Meanwhile, with a focus on Midlands based creative, fashion talent the final line-up has been announced for the 10th edition of the Midlands Fashion Awards 2017.




Boutique Pick of the Week30 aug boutique pick

The iconic Eastpak Padded Pak’r has been REMADE by Christopher RÆBURN using recycled materials sourced from authentic British army gear. In Christopher’s own words: “We worked with one of the most iconic silhouettes of Eastpak… But we really wanted to do our own version, which is really all about that patchwork camouflage, with the double pockets on the front, and a zip on the bottom with a fluorescent water-resistant rain cover that comes out”.

Available now from the Christopher Raeburn website retailing at £350-


Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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