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The Very First ‘School College Fashion Week’


On Thursday 11th July 2019 staff from Fashion Enter and the Fashion Technology Academy took part in ‘School College Fashion Week’ (SCFW) an event organised by Caramel Rock, founded by Faith Johnson, Managing Director.

Held at Fashion East Village near Stratford International station ‘School College Fashion Week’ showcased the creativity of students within the fashion, art, media, graphics and beauty industry as well as offering guidance and on-going career’s advice from a variety of participants.

On the Fashion Enter stand Esme Tecle, Operations Manager of Education and Learning at Fashion Enter and the FTA, told attendees all about the various courses, apprenticeships and production facilities that we provide for the fashion production sector.

Attendees could also get involved with interactive workshops such as one-to-one fashion mentoring with MBE Wale Adeyemi and a social media workshop with Digiwoo, as well as listen to talks from; Tuareg Productions, UKFT, Rosetta Arts, V&A Museum, Fashion Roundtable, Genix Imaging and Texintel.

Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “This was the first SCFW and credit to all the hard work Faith and Comfort had put into the event. Despite a late change of venue Fashion Enter Ltd was very much there waving the flag for the importance of education and learning. There are now so many options for school leavers to engage in the real skills of garment making – how can you ever be an effective designer if you don’t understand the machinery, fabric properties, fit and construction of a garment. School careers advisory services really do need to engage with industry so there is a real appreciation and understanding of what industry needs today with all the advancement in technology and lean manufacturing. Thank you for inviting us. Until next time!”

Esme added: “Thank-you to Comfort and Faith from Caramel Rock for having us. We had some interest in our Stitching and Level 3 Garment Technologist and Level 5 Tailoring apprenticeship programmes. The speakers from different industries emphasised the importance of persevering in education and finding your own passion. Pupils and tutors asked question about Fashion Enter and the different operations running under the same umbrella. I also had the pleasure to meet Shakaila Forbes-Bell, founder of Fashion is Psychology Ltd who is currently working with a major clothing retailer to analyse potential customers’ buying habits.”

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