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Newsletter 2nd June 2021

GFF & TikTok Residencies Return to the FTA

Last summer, 2020, the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) teamed up with TikTok to provide selected fashion graduates with a unique residency. Based at the Fashion Technology Academy’s (FTA) Tailoring Academy, the students spent 5-days learning all about design for manufacturing, CAD, grading, commercial patterns, production lines and quality control whilst producing their own TikTok brand merchandise designs.

The FTA team are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting the TikTok /GFF Residency once again with our state-of-the-art premises, equipment and experienced tutors. 60 newly graduated designers from GFF UK member universities have been selected as winners to participate in one of two 5-day creative TikTok residencies at the FTA during July. 

Watch this space as we will report from the residencies and showcase the graduate’s designs in the coming weeks.

#HigherEducationDay – Learn In-Demand Industry Skills

Higher Education Day takes place this week and Fashion Enter is an ardent supporter of education for all. At the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) we offer a broad range of fashion related courses, CPPD’s and workshops to fulfil those skilled employment gaps often found in the fashion production sector. Whether you are an absolute beginner, a fashion design student in need of construction understanding, or you need to upskill with new technology – we have a selection of accredited courses to choose from.

The FTA is also extremely pleased to include a range of Tailoring courses. If you would like to learn and gain skills in hand tailoring, pattern cutting and construction techniques to create a tailored jacket and trousers across a flexible 12-week course then contact: education@fashion-enter.com

More info on all of the FTA’s courses can be found here.

New Apprenticeship Position

Aura http://www.aura-lingerie.com/ is currently looking for an Apprentice Sample Machinist. Based in Richmond, London, Aura supplies lingerie, swimwear and nightwear to major retailers and designer brands. To find out more and apply tap here.

Sip n Shop at the FC Designer Collective

Diva Choice, stocked at the FC Designer Collective, is hosting a Sip n Shop experience at our Fonthill Road store. Taking place on Saturday 3rd July 12 – 5pm, customers can pop by for music, cocktails and cupcakes while browsing the latest designs. Along with some bargains those spending over £30 will get £5 off on Diva Choice and B of London items. See you there!

FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH. Close to Finsbury Park tube station.

FC Member: Cerci Equestrian Launching this Month

Cerci Equestrian is a premium equestrian clothing brand manufactured with Fashion Enter in London. Cerci designs performance wear with a focus on generating solutions, increasing comfort, and creating elegance both in and out of the saddle. The brands aesthetic focus is to create timeless pieces that blend tradition and style to empower riders. The Cerci Equestrian SS21 Timeless Training Collection launches on Monday 7th June 2021 via www.cerciequestrian.co.uk

The launch brand is currently running a competition on their Instagram page where you can enter to win any Cerci Equestrian item of your choice! The winner will be announced on Monday 28th June 2021.

Masterclasses and Courses

For our continual agenda of Stitching, Pattern Cutting and Tailoring courses please tap here.

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – June

How to Build a Brand with Dancing Leopard (online)

Optitex 3-day course – July

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – September

How to Do Your Own PR (online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

The competition is hotting up on the Great British Sewing Bee, tonight it’s ‘Music and the Movies week’. Inspired by Dreamgirls we have picked out this gorgeous pale blue satin crepe, perfect for a standout diva design. Available now from the FCFabricStudio at £8- per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital

Meet our mentors, read all about the industry experts we have on board available for support and sound advice.

And Finally…

Summer bestseller: the B of London floral print, one-shoulder scuba dress, a standout frock that ticks all those special occasion boxes! Tap here to view this stunning dress.

Until next time, have a great week.

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