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FashionCapital Newsletter

17th April 2019

Belles Launch Success

A big thank-you to all that turned up to our in-house label – Belles of London spring launch last Thursday. Six capsule collections from each Belle (Belle Esme right) were showcased as guests enjoyed Prosecco and cupcakes whilst the evening’s entertainment came courtesy of expert style and image consultants Red Leopard. A huge thank-you to Annie and Manina from Red Leopard! They were entertaining, insightful and a perfect fit for the Belles brand.

Annie said: “We have just arrived home after an incredible evening with you all. What a wonderful team you have and what great energy you produce. Thank-you for inviting us to speak, we love the chance to share what we know about colours and their effects and to point a finger in the direction of the style of clothes that we all wear. We loved meeting your team and hope that they enjoyed the evening as much as we did.”

Tomorrow Eco Luxury Showcase

Tomorrow Belles of London designs will feature on the Eco Luxury Showcase catwalk along with a stand at the accompanying exhibition. Taking place at the University of Women Club on Audley Square, Mayfair, London, the event will combine sustainability with fine quality on the eve of Fashion Revolution Week. Click here to find out more and purchase tickets – the exhibition opens at 2pm and the fashion show commences at 6.30pm, just in time for a pre-bank holiday cocktail!

What Brexit Means For Your Fashion Business

If you are worried about Brexit, confused about its implications to your business, employment or personal life, or don’t know where to start when looking for information, then Fashion Roundtable aims to help with an opportunity to ask experts your most burning questions.
Fashion Roundtable
 will be hosting a Fashion and Brexit Question Time evening on 29th April 2019 at Sunbeam Studios in West London. Join Professor Swati Dhingra Associate Professor of Economics at the LSE and Economics Expert at Fashion Roundtable, Dr. Simon Usherwood Deputy Director at UK In A Changing Europe, Alison Cole Senior Trade Mark Attorney at Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP and Tamara Cincik CEO and Founder of Fashion Roundtable.

For tickets to Fashion Roundtable’s – Fashion and Brexit Question Time click here.

Just Style Features Fashion Enter

Last week Malcolm Newbury featured Fashion Enter in his article for Just Style entitled Re-shoring – Has its time finally arrived? For more on this article click here.

Working with HM Prison Service

We are delighted that our strong ties with HM Prison Service are continuing! For the last four-months we have worked closely with the service providing in-depth bespoke stitching classes for their trainers. These four-day courses have been well received and now Fashion Enter Ltd is looking forward to attending the Training Centre Meeting on 7th and 8th of May. Jenny Holloway will be providing a presentation on the growth of garment manufacturing and how we need a new generation of stitchers! 

Fashion Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway commented: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with the very talented training managers from a wide cross section of prisons from around the UK. During this time it’s clear that we can offer new pathways of employment and form closer ties to benefit both the industry and individuals.”  

Win A Bespoke Belles Outfit

This Easter we’re giving away a Bespoke Fit experience to one lucky winner!

*The prize will include a full outfit of your choice made to measure in our north London factory worth up to £200.

To enter simply click here and enter your name and email address.

Share your unique link with your family and friends for more entries!

We’ll pick a winner at random on the 1st of May.

Best of Luck x

Apprenticeship Posts Just In

We have two new apprenticeship posts on offer; one for an Apprentice Product Developer for Neon Sheep and another for an Apprentice Buying Admin Assistant at Mountain Warehouse. We are also accepting CV’s for Erdem and Halfpenny London. Please check out our latest apprenticeship posts here.

Masterclasses Coming Soon

Introducing: Fashion Masterclass – Let’s Create Your Own Fashion Brand

One day intensive course Tuesday 21st May 10.00 – 16.00 at The Factory

In this one-day course you will be supported by a team of industry experts who will advise you through every touch point of the garment process from design to the sampling process to production and finding the right manufacturer. Further 1:1 mentoring can follow with in-depth targeted advice for your brand!

Cost £99. Full agenda will be announced next week. To express your interest email jenni@fashion-enter.com  

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making Course for Beginners  11th, 18th and 25th May
 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.

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.

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

Fabric Swatch of the Week

We have various 100% cottons available at the FCFabricStudio and this week we have picked out this woven cotton in cornfield blue at £3 per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

How can brands and retailers from the UK navigate and reach Chinese consumers? Elena Gatti, Managing Director DACH Azoya International advises.

According to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC), a record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high streets in 2018. We reveal the latest figures.

And Katie Farley reveals what’s been happening in the world of fashion over the past seven days in her latest weekly edition of the Fashion Fix.

And Finally…

Belles will also be at:

Ethical Brands for a Fashion Revolution – 27th April, Museum of Brands, London.

Sustainable & Ethical Fashion – 30th April, Dugdale Theatre
39 London Road, Enfield.

To find out more about any of these events click here.

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