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Newsletter 6th September 2023

Welcome New Learners!

This week our educational division, the Fashion Technology Academy, welcomed new Level 1 and 2 cohorts on our popular Stitching and Pattern Cutting courses. The learners are already getting stuck in and gaining new skills that will support them in their fashion career or their own personal projects.

Our Stitching and Pattern courses run continually throughout the academic year, along with Tailoring, Fashion Design and Business and Production Skills, some courses offer concessions, please visit: https://fcfta.com/courses/ to find out more.

School Leavers – Want an Introduction into the World of Fashion?

Would you like a career in fashion? Learn how designs get off the page and into production with our free Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Design & Business. This free one-year course will introduce various sectors of the industry and culminate in a capsule t-shirt range that each student will promote and sell. 

If you are between the age of 16 – 18 the Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Design & Business provides a great place to start your fashion journey. The course is run in collaboration with Capital City College Group in Islington. Tap here for more details and to apply.

Free Drop In Upcycling Sessions on Fonthill Road

Do have piles of much-loved garments in desperate need of repair? A piece of clothing that you cherish that you just can’t bear to discard? Registration for a series of free drop-in upcycling workshops in Islington is now open!

Taking place on a monthly basis at the FC Designer Collective shop on Fonthill Road in Finsbury Park. Attendees can pop-in with their own pre-loved items and learn how to repair or upcycle the item courtesy of Fashion-Enter Ltd in partnership with Islington Council.

Extending the lifespan of our clothes isn’t just good for our finances, but also benefits the environment and our mental health. Time to get into ‘mendfulness’. The first session takes place next Tuesday 12th September.

Tap here if you would like to attend.

OMNES X Naomie Harris Made by the Fashion Studio

Have you seen the latest OMNES X Naomie Harris red carpet collection beautifully created here in London by Fashion-Enter?

The stunning capsule collection features 4 unique and elegant dresses. The styles are cut with modern asymmetric shapes that beautifully sculpt the body. Naomie’s conscious fabric choices are planet friendly and bold with vibrant tones.

FEL’s head of technical Claire Solley worked closely alongside OMNES, bringing Naomie’s collection to life!

Find out more about our friendly and skilled team at the Fashion Studio in this short YouTube video

The Bureau: Transforming Fashion with 3D Avatars

The Bureau is an amazing, visionary modelling agency that scans models to create 3D Avatars with exact biometrics, that seamlessly integrate into pattern and design software. The aim is to create an effortless flow between physical fittings and 3D production. Tap here for the full story.

FEL Exclusive: Optitex 30-day Free Trial

Fashion-Enter Ltd has partnered with Optitex technology to provide short course learners access to a remote license on a 30-day, free trial basis. Post trial users will then be able to receive special rates on the Optitex license subscription. Tap here to find out more.

See You at Leicester Textile Festival

The Leicester Textile Festival, 16th – 24th September, is described as ‘A Love Note to Textiles.’ Throughout the festival various textile events and exhibitions will take place across the city and our Fashion Technology Academy in Leicester is also preparing to join in! To find out more tap here.

New Term Courses

Roll-on courses available at all campuses Islington, Haringey and Leicester from 4th September…

Level 1 & 2 in Stitching

Level 1 & 2 in Patterns

Various Levels in Tailoring

Diploma in Fashion Design and Business 

If you are unemployed or low income (below £23,302.50), over 19-years-old, you could be eligible to join some of our courses for free. Email: education@fashion-enter.com to enquire.

Masterclasses and Short Courses

Louisa Parris

12th September Drop-in Upcycling session at FC Designer Collective (Free)

20th September An Hour with Designer and Brand Owner Louisa Parris (Free via Zoom)

27th September Mastering the Art of Building and Launching Winning Products (Free via Zoom)

3rd – 5th October Optitex Technology 2D and 3D 3-day course

Tap here for more masterclasses taking place in October and beyond

This Week on FashionCapital…

The Ethical Fashion Guide: Sustainable Fashion From Top To Toe

And Finally…

Ukrainian Embroidered Style at the Shop

Since December 2022 the FEL team have been thrilled to be able to support and sell Nataliia Horbenko’s unique, embroidered designs. Nataliia is from the Ukraine and has resettled into the Islington borough. This week she has re-stocked her rail with a selection of beautiful embroidered pieces, including jackets, tops and dresses. Visit the FC Designer Collective shop, 113-115, Fonthill Road, just 1-minute away from Finsbury Park tube station, to view Nataliia’s unique items.

Until next time, have a great week,

From the Team at FashionCapital (Sister company to Fashion-Enter Ltd)

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