Newsletter 1st February 2017
Happy Chinese New Year to you all! Let’s see what the year of the Rooster will bring?
Part 2 of Channel 4’s Dispatches investigation: Britain’s Cheap Clothes focused on the warehouse and distribution side, for further reading on this documentary click here.
As always with these investigative reports the aim was to lift the lid on the negative aspects, however, here at FashionCapital it made for some awkward viewing. As a company that strives to do business the right way for both client and employee we feel it is time that media attention was turned to those making positive change within the British manufacturing sector. CEO of Fashion Enter Jenny Holloway comments:
“We actually have an amazing industry with passionate people that genuinely care about the generic welfare of apparel in our country. This is now the third documentary that focuses on the doom and gloom with nothing positive to say about all the real developments that have occurred. It’s actually fantastic that apparel manufacturing is coming back to the shores of the UK…all those new jobs being created. So enough of the negative…and let’s celebrate the positive!”
We are Now on the EEF’s Virtual Manufacturers’ Brexit Panel
Fashion Enter have been invited and have agreed to take part in the EEF Virtual Manufacturers’ Brexit Panel. Brexit has thrown up significant challenges for manufacturers. As a voice in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels, the EEF aims to provide policy insights and represent manufacturers’ views at the highest level and we are pleased to add our feedback and thoughts to them.
Join the FC Trunk Show: How to Succeed in Fashion Today
The combined annual turnover of SMEs was a £1.8 trillion, 47% of all private sector turnover in the UK, do you want to be a part of it? Then why not come along to our ‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ seminar with headline sponsor Freeths solicitors on the 30th March in Manchester. The trunk show will consist of a four-hour seminar, which will be held twice; once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. With CEO Jenny Holloway, Development Manager Jenni Sutton and other crucial members of the Fashion Enter team, attendees will be provided with a wealth of knowledge from leading industry experts. We will announce the full line up in due course which will include all guest speakers! To find out more click here.
The Apprenticeship Careers Fair Hackney
The Fashion Enter and FTA (Fashion Technology Academy) team will be on hand to talk about fashion apprenticeship routes at the Apprenticeship Careers Fair at Hackney Jobcentre on the 8th March. The event will run from 10am to 3pm. The morning up until 12pm will be for school children and the afternoon is geared towards 18-24 year olds. The event will run in line with National Apprenticeship Week 6th – 10th March.
To find out more about our apprenticeships click here.
This Week: Fashion Appreciation Short Course
Tomorrow (Thursday 2nd February) former Fabric Technologist for Marks & Spencer, Deborah Shulton, will be running the first half-day course on Fabric Appreciation. This introductory course is perfect for fashion students, designers, assistant buyers and those starting out in the fashion industry and guarantees to deepen textile understanding.
To find out more click here.
Leyton College Careers & Progression Fair
Also this Thursday 2nd March, Esme, FTA Operations Manager for Education and Learning, will be at Leyton College Careers & Progression Fair to inform students of choices once they have finished school and college and will advise how to get ahead in the fashion industry.
We are gearing up for our next in-house photoshoot on the 13th February. The team are excited to announce further photoshoots are being planned for the coming months so if you are a make-up artist or model we would love to hear from you. Please contact Rebekah@fashion-enter.com
LFW Reporter Competition
The search for an up and coming catwalk show reporter is hotting up and the deadline is fast approaching. If you fancy the chance to report live from the catwalk at London Fashion Week this month then please submit the requested articles and your details by Monday 6th February – the winner will be announced in next week’s newsletter. To find out more and apply click here.
Want to Try Your Hand at Street Style?
We are on the look out for five budding street style reporters based in Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool and Cardiff. If you have an eye for style and a creative flair for photography and trend reporting then we would like to hear from you. For your chance to shine and showcase your skills submit one trend report with at least five images to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could become a regular contributor to FashionCapital!
Please note this is non-paid and is an opportunity for you to promote and showcase your work.
A selection of new fabrics have just been added to the online FCFabricStudio shop. Here we have picked out a spun polyester with a gorgeous watercolour floral print. Available now at £4 a metre.
Dates for Your Diary
2nd February new short course on Fabric Appreciation click here for more information
17th – 21st February – London Fashion Week
2nd March – How to Do Your Own PR with Rosie Davis at The FTA, Unit 14, Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, N4. Nearest tube Manor House.
30th March – FashionCapital Trunk Show Manchester – for more details click here.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Rebekah Litherland has just got back from the press briefing for the V&A spring 2017 fashion exhibition – Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion and for a little taster click here.
We also review the latest exhibition offering from the Fashion & Textile museum: Josef Frank, a UK first dedicated to the textile print artist.
Catwalk reporter and trend guru Katie Farley takes a close look at the recent Christian Dior Haute couture collection, while India Hunnikin selects the latest news and views that everyone is sharing and liking this week.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Finery London are welcoming in the new season with their take on contemporary, wearable style. And this week we’ve spied this gorgeous red cotton top that twists, pleats and exposes the shoulders, while raw edges plus an exposed silver back zip add a bit of edge.
Lytton off-the-shoulder top by Finery London £59-