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Fashion Graduate Take Over


FashionCapital Newsletter

6th June 2018
Dear all,


This week it’s all about the grads and we have been at Graduate Fashion Week visiting exhibition stands and watching the collections come to life on the catwalk. The amount of talent on show is staggering, the judges certainly have a task on their hands to select this year’s winning awardees – which will be announced tonight at the gala show. Good luck everyone. This quote from fashion critic and columnist Sarah Mower sums it all up:

“Being in fashion is a life, not a job – so you’ve really got to love it and think about it ALL the time.”

Here are the reviews from Day 1 and Day 2.

Jenny On BBC Breakfast

Our CEO Jenny Holloway was up bright and early this morning for another appearance on BBC Breakfast. This time she was at Ford Dagenham waving the flag for equality and skills in manufacturing.

Click here to view the footage which aired at 6.50am.

Masterclasses by Caren Downie…Coming Soon!

Back by popular demand the highly experienced, industry expert Caren Downie will head up 22 masterclasses covering the complete design, sampling and production process.

Topics include:

  • How to start your own label,
  • Planning and Forecasting prices,
  • Production and lead times,
  • Buyer / Supplier Relations and
  • Marketing, Virals and Websites!

Dates will be announced soon. To express your interest email: jenni@fashion-enter.com

Masterclasses This July

Nick Gould and his popular Legal Eagle Masterclass covering all those key legal points you need to know to operate your fashion business will take place on the 17thJuly. Along with core legal advice Nick is happy to block out 15 minutes of “free” advice and support for any designer that may need his services after the seminar closes at 1pm subject to a first come first serve basis. This is not to be missed! Tuesday 17th July from 11am – 1pm at Fashioncapital HQ.

Followed by ‘How to Develop a Super Memory’ by Life & Business Coach, Eric Gilston, with advice and top tips on how to improve and maintain good memory skills. Never forget a person’s name ever again! Thursday 19th July 11am to 1pm at Fashioncapital HQ.

Both masterclasses cost £40- and can be booked via our Masterclasses page.

June & July 1-day & 2-day Courses

An Introduction to Pattern Cutting:Constructing a Skirt Block
+ Skirt Adaptations
+ Constructing a Bodice BlockAbsolute Beginners Stitching CourseIntermediate Stitching Course – Constructing a Skirt/Trouser

Advanced Stitching Course

And the TR Pattern Cutting Taster Course are all taking place over June and July, to find out more details and to book please click here.

Please note with some of these courses a 10% discount will be applied if follow-on sessions are booked.

Lay Plan Open Day

Today we are hosting a Factory Open Day and revealing what lay plans are all about and how important they are to the production process. More factory and FTA open days will be announced soon.

FashionCapital Kit Out The Flutes

The Flutes started out as a social mums’ hockey “team” with just seven “players” and over the years has continued to grow into a competitive side. Last year the Flutes competed in their first international tour – the Bordeaux Veterans Tournament and this summer will head out to the Paella Cup in Valencia. One of the players Elle Argyrou is a Fashion Enter employee and we are pleased to support the team with kit sponsorship. Here are the team donning their cerise polo tops complete with the FashionCapital hanger logo. Elle is in the centre of the front row.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

New to the FCFabricStudio this week is this sunset floral scuba print, bold and beautiful available now at £6.00 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

The London College of Fashion also presented their BA graduates this week with an innovative, multisensory show experience, read all about it here.

Kate Farley talks about the new McQueen documentary directed by Ian Bonhôte and written by Peter Ettedgui, which is said to be the most authentic representation of the designer yet. Out from the 8th June.

There’s a whole lot more to fashion than being a designer visit our Advice and Support section and scroll through the many specialized roles in the sector.

And Finally…

Watch out Blackpool! This weekend the FashionCapital & Fashion Enter workforce will be landing on the Pleasure Beach for their summer weekend away and we’ll also be reporting from London Fashion Week Men’s SS19.

More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.

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