20th December 2017
There’s no ignoring the fact that the Christmas season is upon us and the FashionCapital, Fashion Enter and FTA teams have been donning their festive attire while they eat, drink and be merry. The world of fashion meanwhile never pauses for one moment and team have been busy planning some exciting masterclasses, events and opportunities for the coming year…
FashionCapital Membership and 5 X Reasons Why You Need One
Tracey Parks-Taylor and the team have been busy streamlining the FashionCapital membership to ensure it’s effective as it possibly can be.
We can offer members the full package click here for more details.
January Gerber Course – Sold Out
The FTA’s Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners course taking place in January has sold out but don’t worry this course will be running again throughout 2018 – watch this space for the next set of dates.
We have an exciting time ahead and FashionCapital is the true home for technical skills. Learn from our experts! Along with Stitching skills and Pattern Cutting we have VetiGraph courses along with Level 5 Tailoring classes too! So much to look forward to!
To find out more about our courses visit the FTA website
Creator is Coming!
Not all small owner makers can afford CAD/CAM systems but they still need professional support. That’s why we are running the Telestia Creator programmes, which are excellent for professionals and small brands.
Creator will aid you in design, creates patterns online, grades and creates layplans. Perfect for technical skills.
Starting in February 2018 this invaluable course is a must! For more details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Soon…An Amazing Retail Opportunity
Previously FashionCapital has always supported designers with real sales opportunities but with footfall down and rent and rates up we have been patiently waiting for the right shop! We have now found it thanks to the amazing Ali. More to follow next year!
FashionCapital Flies Back to Londonderry
Yesterday FashionCapital CEO Jenny Holloway flew back to the Fashion Textile & Design Centre (FTDC) in Derry City and Strabane District Council of Londonderry, Northern Ireland to deliver a second seminar on the Design Process, Finance and major legal issues in the garment industry.
A big shout out to Deirdre Williams, Business Development Manager at The Fashion & Textile Design Centre and Danielle McNally from the council along with a very talented group of up and coming designers. A fabulous day with fabulous people. To read more about the work we are doing with The Fashion & Textile Design Centre in Derry click here.
Learn to Sew With Us – Vouchers Now Available
Thinking of something special to give this Christmas? How about an experience voucher that teaches how to sew? From complete beginners to advanced learners who would like to develop more stitching skills – we now have gift vouchers available!
Fashion Enter offers an ideal facility based North London with wonderful Juki machines on which to learn special stitching techniques. Our expert tutors will guide learners towards perfect results!
£10/20/50 vouchers available for more information please email email@example.com
New Year New Masterclass
We have a series of informative masterclasses beginning in the New Year and first up on the agenda is Tracey Parks-Taylor and her ‘10 X Steps to Building a Brand’, read on to find out what previous attendees had to say about this workshop:
“I have learnt how to see my brand much more as a whole and to plan strategically. It is so easy to just think about the garments and lose sight of the whole picture. Really useful talk, lots of information.” – Alice
“Invaluable workshop. I have learnt about creating a range, information of being aware of what others are doing, branding and marketing.” – Winnie
“An essential part of my brands growth will be exploring and describing why it is interesting, what the brand represents and expanding into the brand lifestyle. Thank-you so much, you are a mine of fabulous stories and essential information. Very lucky to have attended this workshop with you.” – Sydney
The branding workshop is scheduled for Thursday 11th January at our North London HQ – places are limited please click here for more information and to book.
In The News:
This week FashionCapital’s editor takes a look at London’s innovative festive window displays click here for the full story.
There’s more to branding than meets the eye, this week we look at logo’s and colour, research has revealed that a signature colour can increase brand recognition by 80%. Click here to read the article.
Trend reporter Kate Farley meanwhile takes a look at the unexpected rise in bike shorts worn as a layering piece at the SS18 collections. For the full story click here.
Happy Christmas from All at FashionCapital!
While our main Christmas party takes place tomorrow night (21st December) – all previous learners are very welcome to come and take a tipple with us! The teams have already begun celebrating with meals out and drinks – here’s a selection of images – note the festive attire!
Christmas and New Year Closing Dates
Please note we will be closed from the Friday 22nd December and will return on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Happy Christmas and we wish you a fantastic 2018!