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All Eyes On London


FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 13th February 2019
Dear all,

London Fashion Week Is Here!

It’s all eyes on our home capital as London Fashion Week kicks off this week. With so much discussion on sustainability and ethics within the industry it’s rather apt that VIN + OMI will showcase their limited edition label with Ocean on the opening day.

VIN + OMI said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Ocean on this project. They have taken a great innovative approach to recycling their old advertising canvases.  We hope to develop this collaboration to produce a range of items made from the canvases and in return support the Marine Conservation Society from the proceeds.

“Working with us on this project are students from Oxford Brookes University. It’s great that a planet responsible company like Ocean is helping us educate a new generation in how to do the right thing.”

The FashionCapital team will be reporting directly from London Fashion Week visit FashionCapital Insights for the latest updates.

Fashions Finest This Saturday 16th February

Members of the FTA / Fashion Enter team will be at this season’s edition of Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week on the 16th February 2019. Come and see us on our stand to talk production services, courses, masterclasses, mentoring and more. Fashions Finest will take place at Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell St. London WC1B 3LS from 12 noon.

Aljazeera Filming at The Factory

This morning The Factory and Development Director, Jennifer Sutton, were filmed by the independent news organisation Aljazeera. The topic was Brexit and the British fashion industry and the segment is due to air this Saturday in line with London Fashion Week.

Site Visits Galore

This week The Factory and FTA have been busy with educational site visits. The visits enable students to understand how the complete production process works from fabric delivery through to final garment packing and delivery. This week we have four groups from Nottingham Trent (one group pictured below from the buying and merchandising course) and another two from Wolverhampton University on Friday. Here’s what Course Leader Kristen from Istituto Marangoni had to say after their group tour yesterday.

Really good – should be compulsory for all fashion students!”

Click the link to find out more about our Factory Tours.

Fashion Technology Academy Open Day

Next Wednesday 20th February 2019 from 2pm to 5pm we will be holding an Open Day. If you are interested in seeing what courses we provide including our popular Stitching and Patterns courses amongst others then please come along. Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13 / 14 Crusader Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ. E-mail: events@fashioncapital.co.uk

Taking Place This Saturday 16th February

From 10am – 1pm we are holding a Fabric and Sample Sale.It’s all happening at The Factory and FTA this Saturday…

Claudette will be holding her popular ‘TR Pattern Cutting Taster’ masterclass, while Maggie will be providing some insider pattern making knowledge with her ‘Essential Elements to Make your Pattern Production Ready’ masterclass. Click on the links for full details.

European Fashion Law: A Practical Guide Launch Event

Good luck to Rosie Burbidge who has the launch event of her book, European Fashion Law: A Practical Guide from Startup to Global Success, this evening, Lorna from the FashionCapital team will be going along to the Soho soiree.If you would like to know more about the author or to pre-order the book please click here.

Rosie is also hosting a masterclass ‘Getting to Grips With Intellectual Property’ on the 26th of this month to find out more and to book your place click here.

Apprenticeships Available 

Lara Intimates is looking for an apprentice Sample Machinist and the Garment Technologist apprenticeship withF+F at Tesco is also currently available. Click here for the latest apprenticeship posts.

Other Masterclasses & Courses Coming Soon…

Della Nelson’s 3 Stage Brand Building 

interactive masterclasses:

Stage Two – Planning Your Range

Stage Three – How to Sell Your Brand

How to Do Your Own PR

Gerber Accumark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners March Dates

Due to popular demand we now have a mid week course for Gerber on 12th, 13th and 15th March click here for more details.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Coral was named as a key colour for 2019 so here we have picked out a vibrant coral ‘soft touch’ jersey available now from theFCFabricStudio.com at £4- per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk 

Time To Reinvent British Manufacturing…Katharine Hamnett Speaks Out At Pure London.

Starting your own fashion label can be a daunting process. There is so much to think about and so many processes involved. Step forward theFashion Studio, based at Fashion Enter Ltd’s Factory in North London.

UGG is proving to be more than just a one-style wonder and the brand has been busy developing its range and building on its signature boot with a collaboration showcased at New York Fashion Week.

And Finally…

It’s official, a selection of Belles of London garments can now be found and bought on SilkFred.com Come and visit our SilkFred Boutique here.

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