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Get Ready For Graduate Fashion Week 2019

15-10-2019   


FashionCapital Newsletter

29th May 2019

Dear all,

Direct From The Business Design Centre

We are currently live and direct from Make It British Live! 2019. Taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington Make it British Live! is a leading trade event that showcases the best of British manufacturers and producers of textiles, clothing and homeware. Today is the first of the two-day trade show, with our very own CEO Jenny Holloway voicing her views along with notable others on the Make It British Talk schedule. Come along to the Fashion Enter / Fashion Technology Academy stand (G13) to find out all about the services, courses and opportunities that we provide and view pieces from our in-house Belles of London capsule ranges.

To find out more and to register for your free ticket visit: https://makeitbritishlive.com/

Next…Graduate Fashion Week

New to Graduate Fashion Week is the ‘Considered Design Hub’ sponsored by Farfetch. Due to the increasing focus on sustainability in fashion, the hub will act as a platform to illustrate graduate’s ideologies and designs. In addition to spotlighting the works of leading UK and international students, the hub will furthermore act as an area for daily talks and workshops; including one from our very own CEO Jenny Holloway; she will advise how to spot what makes an ethical factory compliant. Her interactive workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to review the good side and the dark side of garment manufacturing today with an explanation of the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authorities workings.

Graduate Fashion Week is running from 2nd – 5th June 2019 at The Truman Brewery, east London – Jenny Holloway’s workshop is scheduled for 3pm Tuesday 4th May 2019.

Gain Stitching and Pattern Cutting Skills Right Here

If you are interested in joining our 6-week Stitching Academy or Perfect Patterns courses then we have places coming up for the next intake. Stitching Academy Level 1 is due to commence from Monday 24th June while the next Perfect Patterns course will start from Monday 1st July 2019.  

“On the course I have learnt so many new skills. I came with no prior experience but I know that I am progressing well and feel confident in my abilities. I love that the course is practical and hands on. The setting is also an advantage. I would definitely recommend the Perfect Patterns courses and I would love to progress onto the Level 2 course.”Chiadi

Contact: 0208 809 3311 education@fashion-enter.com

Applying Those Newly Learnt Skills


Students that finish all their criteria early get to work on a personal project. Brittany and Zsophia chose to design and make a top and just look at the results! Great to see students applying all the skills that they have learnt in such a creative way.

Final Week To Gain An Exclusive Discount on the Marketing to China Conference

Organisers of the marketing to China (m2C) conference have generously offered FashionCapital users an exclusive discount on tickets to the 2-day event. The conference is specifically aimed at businesses, new or existing, wanting to engage with the vast Chinese market, the event features speakers from China, North America and Europe. Click here for more information and tickets and use the promocode FASHIONC to apply the discount. The event will take place at The Rooms at Regents Park, 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4SP on the 5th & 6th June.

Fashion SVP This June

The Fashion Enter team are gearing up for Fashion SVP this coming 25th & 26th June at Olympia, London. Come and visit us for our ‘drop-in’ practical workshops and an interactive area that all visitors, whatever level of experience or expertise, can engage with. For new and emerging brands, start-up’s and designers, we will be demonstrating our range of services including pattern cutting, sewing on industrial machines and so much more! Click here to find out more

35% Off Bloomsbury Fashion Books

FashionCapital newsletter subscribers can take advantage of the exclusive Bloomsbury / FashionCapital Members Only area which features the latest fashion books and guides plus 35% Members Only savings. To gain the 35% discount subscribe to the weekly newsletter and apply the discount code at the checkout area.

Tesco F&F Technical Assistant Apprentice Announced

We have been working with Tesco this season with production – the satin bias cut skirts have been a great success! It’s therefore fantastic news that we are now also their training provider for their newly selected apprentice Chloe who is on the garment tech pathway. Good luck to Chloe – first day tomorrow! 

Masterclasses Coming Soon…

Advanced 2-Day Gerber Course 1st and 8th June
Take on as much or as little as you like with our new Follow-On Advanced Gerber 2-day course. Get into the nitty-gritty depths of the Pattern Design and Explorer and/or continue with your own journey of drafting and amending patterns. Saturday 1st and the following Saturday 8th June.

TR PatternCutting Taster 29th June
 Claudette Joseph has been using and teaching TR pattern cutting for seven years, she is a five times TR Master and a three times TR Super Master, she holds regular classes and workshops in this highly creative form of pattern cutting. Claudette regularly teaches this popular taster course at the Fashion Technology Academy, the next three-hour taster session will take place on Saturday 29th June from 10am – 1pm.

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making Course for Beginners  7th, 14th and 21st September
 The Gerber AccuMark For Beginners is a 15-hour course that will provide you with the skills required for the workplace and within the industry. Led by two leading industry experts who have more than 30-years Gerber experience between them. It is a three-day course, which takes place on Saturday’s from 10am – 3pm. 

To find out more and book e-mail: education@fashion-enter.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve gone bold with this striking multi-coloured, printed Crepe de Chine available from the FCFabricStudio at £6 per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk…

The Tottenham Charter has been created to bring together key partners and deliver beneficial pledges for the local community, find out how FashionCapital is getting involved.

Each month we feature a member of staff and ask them about their fashion journey and the job that they are involved with right now. This time it’s the turn of Kelly Yiu, Junior Digital Designer at Fashion Enter.

Meanwhile Katie Farley’s Fashion Fix takes us on a quick spin around the latest fashion news stories to hit the headlines this past week.

And Finally…

Belles of London will be launching a sportswear collection with FashionCapital’s resident journalist Katie Farley, here’s a sneak peak at the designs. Katie has cerebral palsy but that doesn’t stop her love of boxing. Find out more about Katie here.




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