See You at Fashions Finest SS20
London Fashion Week is around the corner and Fashion Enter / Fashion Technology Academy will once again have a stand at the up and coming designer showcase Fashions Finest. Brand and Development Officer Stephanie will be on hand to talk about all the courses, sampling and production that we provide and throughout the day there will be catwalk shows presenting new talent as well as industry talks and various exhibitors.
Now entering its 10th-anniversary year Fashions Finest showcases some of the freshest new and undiscovered designers. It has grown internationally attracting international talent and launched Fashions Finest Africa in Nigeria in 2018. On the home front, the inclusion of the ‘Let’s Talk Fashion Business’ in 2017 has been a huge success and often oversubscribed. Fashions Finest has partnered with FashionCapital/ Fashion Enter in the UK and in Nigeria to provide its designers with access to additional education and training as well as manufacturing.
To mark its anniversary the platform has revamped its website and launched its online shop in July. Visitors are now able to purchase some of the latest looks from the Fashions Finest showcasing designers past and present.
Director Deborah St Louis said: “Through our partners at Fashion Enter we are providing designers with vital resources to support their business. By adding our online shop, we are now also an additional touchpoint for designers to connect with consumers beyond the fashion shows. Having stockists or retailers picking up your brand is an important milestone for new and emerging designers. For those of the right calibre, we may become often the first if not additional retail/e-commerce presence. For some shows and accolades, these are basic requirements but can pose an additional challenge and slow down their career progression. We are excited to have launched the online store and be able to assist new designers and brands in the launching and growing their brand.”
The September edition kicks off with the “Let’s Talk Fashion Business” panel talk, and discussion this season features celebrity stylist and TV presenter Nicky Hambleton-Jones and will be hosted by presenter and actress Gayle Thompson. Following this, the floor opens to some exciting collections from new and returning designers.
Fashions Finest propelled the careers of Hellavagirl, John Herrera, and Matthew O’Brien and regularly features brands as worn by Paloma Faith, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and others.
Fashions Finest’s 10th-anniversary SS20 event will take place on Saturday 14th September 2019 at the Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.