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Genuine industry support starts here…


FashionCapital Newsletter
21st March 2018

Dear all,

As previously announced we are going forward with the exciting development of a Tailoring Academy on a site neighbouring the FashionCapital and Fashion Technology Academy HQ in North London. Nick Keyte, managing director, from Gieves & Hawkes wrote a superb letter of support, additionally he enrolled three Level 5 students on to the apprenticeship scheme with us! What commitment this shows to develop a new generation of master tailors. The three Level 5 apprentices are:

1.       Keiichi Inakura
2.       Oliver Spencer
3.       Mike Deans

Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter Ltd and the FTA comments: “We are incredibly proud to be working with Savile Row Bespoke tailor Gieves & Hawkes. We now have three highly talented apprentices enrolled on to the Level 5 standard. It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to work with Nick Keyte, Managing Director, who has been thoroughly professional throughout the entire apprenticeship process. Thank-you Nick for all your support.”

FTA Matrix Audit

FashionCapital’s sister company, Fashion Enter Ltd and its Fashion Technology Academy (FTA), centres on learning and educational development in the fashion sector, and now after a thorough assessment process is pleased to have successfully passed Matrix accreditation. The Matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for organisations to assess and measure their information, advice and/or guidance services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

Helen Walczak, Director M&Co, commented: “I have worked with Jenny and the team at Fashion Enter for the last three years and always found them to be very honourable and honest. Their information, advice and guidance at all levels in education has been of the highest quality because quite simply they care. They want to see genuine success for us the employer and the student. I believe these courses set students up to join the workforce with fantastic industrial knowledge and experience. Congratulations on the Tailoring Academy too. Great news for us all!”

Click here to find out more about courses, apprenticeships and CPPD’s at the FTA.

New Course: Technical Design & Pattern Cutting CAD

A unique course to gain perfect patterns and accurate design specs in a short space of time.

Covering 3 core subjects:

  • Technical Design
  • Style Interpretation
  • CAD Application

+ To draw technical specs for any design or body shape
+ To make styles that represent accurately a standard or personal size
+ To work on CAD software as you work by hand with 100s of automatic functions

The course covers 16 weeks online study and 5 class meetings, including a session with pattern and fit guru Anastasia Vouyouka who is flying over especially from Greece to share her invaluable expert knowledge.

Starting dates: 11th and 12th May, cost £500, to find out more and book your place contact education@fashion-enter.com

Phase Eight Apprenticeship

An opportunity for a position at Phase Eight is now available on the Level 3 Apprenticeship programme as a Garment Technologist Apprentice. To find out more about this position and to apply click here.

Open Studio with Richard Quinn

This week the award-winning designer Richard Quinn opened his print studio doors to press and industry professionals for a live demonstration. To coincide with this Open Day Epson also hosted a dinner at Skylon where Fashion Enter’s Development Director, Jenni Sutton, was in attendance. She met up with Freya Richmond, Head of Print at Richard Quinn (pictured here with Jenni), and discussed the importance of the studio’s relationship with Epson and how the UK fashion industry can strengthen by working together. To read more about Richard Quinn and his print studio click here.

Other Courses Commencing Soon

TR Pattern Cutting Master Course– 23rd & 24th March

Perfect Pattern Cutting – Level 1 and 2 commencing from 26th March.

Stitching Academy – a six-week introductory course also commencing from 26th March.

Pattern Grading with Maggie Stott –14th and 21st April

Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners – 7th, 14th and 28th April

To find out more about these courses and book your place please contact education@fashion-enter.com or view more details via our FTA website

Masterclasses On the Agenda

Know Your Ethical Factory with Jenny Holloway 13th April.

Followed by Digital Era for Fashionby Socialrise UK (Camilla Walters and Paolo Santosuosso) 2nd May.

To find out more click here.

See You At Make it British Live!

Formerly known as ‘Meet the Manufacturer’ – Make it British Live! is an annual conference and trade show that brings designers, manufacturers, retailers and academics together. In line with our own ethos of growing quality manufacturing on home soil we have exhibited at this event from the very beginning and we are looking forward to the 2018 installment scheduled for the 23rd & 24th May.

To find out more visit: https://makeitbritishlive.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Looking for a spring/summer floral? How about this vibrant blue, with black and white flower printed cotton jersey, available now via the FCFabricStudio at £4 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Instagram has just launched Shopping in the UK, which allows businesses to tag products in their organic posts and for people to seamlessly shop them.

Fashion Enter strives to create the best learning experience possible so feedback forms are always issued after every course or CPPD, and as you can see the comments and the high score ratings speak for themselves.

If the Autumn/Winter 18/19 collections taught us anything, it was to embrace our inner empowering qualities and look towards the future. One particular trend that depicted this – silver – providing autumn with a streak of Sci-Fi.

More from the FashionCapital team next time. Until then we wish you a great week!

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