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FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 11th July 2018
Dear all,

It’s Coming Home’ 

It’s officially #WaistcoatWednesday! As England prepare to play Croatia in the World Cup tonight supporters are taking a leaf out of team manager Gareth Southgate’s book by donning a waistcoat for the occasion. Good luck England!

Apprenticeship Recruitment Day Tomorrow

Do you want to kick start your career in fashion? Then come along to our Recruitment Day tomorrow 12th July from 15.00 – 16.30 at the Fashion Technology Academy in Haringey North London. We will be recruiting for Ralph & Russo, Phase Eight and F&F Tesco.

RSVP: apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com 0208 809 3311

Announcing: Sew We Learn Summer Camp!

Four-day course Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm for 11 – 18 year olds – £75 (minimum of 10 per class). Make your own party dress or stylish T-shirt! From beginners to advanced this fun, interactive course will teach you how to make your own clothes.

Learn how to create a garment from start to finish including:

Research and design
Pattern cutting
Garment construction
Machine sewing
Zip insertion.

At the end of the four-day course you will be presented with a certificate of completion and have a photo taken wearing your very own garment!

Dates include:

Week 1: 23rd – 26th July
Week 2: 30th July – 2nd August
Week 3: 6th August – 9th August
Week 4: 13th August – 16th August
Week 5: 20th August – 23rd August
Week 6: 28th August – 31st August (note bank holiday Monday)

To book a place email education@fashion-enter.com  stating which week you would like to join.

Advanced Stitching Course This Weekend

This weekend Leyla will be teaching Advanced Stitching over 2-days, a highly informative course where learners are guaranteed to leave with newfound skills in garment construction. Learn how to fuse, make jetted pockets, button plackets, double yokes and lots more.

Here’s what previous learners had to say:

“Many skills have been taught to me over a short period of time. I now know how to insert zips and attach a waistband, and much more! Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. Our tutor was wonderful and an extremely talented seamstress, nothing was too much trouble.” – Michelle

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I learnt so much. Very impressive from Leyla.” – Tracy

Click here to find out more and book your place.

Constructing A Bodice Block

Also taking place this weekend is the 2-day ‘An Introduction to Pattern Cutting – Constructing a Bodice Block.’ Ideal for beginners, learners will be taught how to construct a made to measure basic bodice block and toile along with alterations, how to manipulate darts and much more.

Last Few Places for Gerber and Vetigraph

On the 23rd and 24th July a two-day digital pattern making course will take place at the Fashion Technology Academy with Vetigraph. Want to see how Vetigraph can benefit your pattern making skills then watch this short YouTube video.

To find out more and book click here.

We also have a few places remaining for the next Gerber for Beginners course takes place at the Fashion Technology Academy, an intensive and informative three-day course which takes place on Saturday’s from 10am – 3pm. The 15-hour course 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.

Online Cad Technical Design & Pattern Cutting Course

For those wanting to develop digital pattern skills and accurate design specs in hours to suit then this is the course for you. Commencing 26th July at the Fashion Technology Academy there is an initial class meeting, followed by a further four sessions and 16 weeks online study. To find out more click here.

Coming Soon… How to use Adobe illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design

Office Space Available

Situated here at FashionCapital HQ in Haringey, North London, we have a room available to rent measuring 31m2 the space is ideal to use as an office, hold meetings and to store stock. If you are looking for a space to rent then we can offer affordable rates. Please contact Jenni to enquire and view the room jenni@fashion-enter.com

FashionCapital Supports The Midlands Fashion Awards 2018

We are pleased to support and provide prizes for this year’s Midlands Fashion Awards, a leading industry platform and event that shines the spotlight on creative talent from the Midlands region. The final catwalk event and awards ceremony is due to take place on the 12th October and we will offer: Donated fabric 60m valued at £3000 and a free mentoring session with CEO Jenny Holloway for the winning designer.

Fashion Studio Assistant Required

Job in a million! Studio Assistant role available here at Fashion Enter. A fantastic opportunity in our expanding Fashion Studio that offers pattern cutting, sampling, and small run production has opened up. There is nothing we cannot do in our Fashion Studio so you’ll be working with lots of different garments from swimwear to tailoring.

We know we are a quirky company, which combines a design/pattern room, large fully compliant UK Factory working for ASOS.com, Finery, Tesco and M&S and The Fashion Studio, creating high-end designer garments and small run production.

We are additionally a recognized ESFA approved showcase center of excellence for training and development which covers short courses, apprenticeships, CPPD and introduction to pattern cutting and stitching courses from level 1 to 5.

The Studio Assistant will be working alongside the Studio Manager, Jenny Beth, and assisting a very talented team of cutters, machinists and quality control. Please contact Caroline and Jenny Beth for more details if you are interested or know someone perfect for this role! jennybeth@fashion-enter.com  & caroline@fashion-enter.com

SBT Summer Party

Last Thursday Production Director Caroline and Development Director Jenni Sutton attended the Social Business Trust summer party. The networking event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase and network with the SBT community including other social enterprises, business volunteers and supporters. Thank you SBT for organising another fantastic event!

This Week’s Featured Client: Bow Savile

Luxe women’s workwear brand, Bow Savile, will make their debut this July at Pure London, www.purelondon.com

The stylish British brand has developed a fresh Spring/Summer collection of work-appropriate attire to fit the shapes of real professional women today and can be found at stand C65 at Olympia London between the 22nd and the 24th July. Bow Savile is proud to collaborate with Fashion Enter www.fashionenter.com The clothes are ethically produced in London and is core to enabling Bow Savile to produce quality products in a sustainable way.

Masterclasses Taking Place Next Week

The common sense lawyer with mismatch shoes, AKA Nick Gould, will be holding his popular Legal Eagle Masterclass on Tuesday 17thJuly covering all those key legal points you need to know to operate your fashion business. Nick will be advising on the following core topics: Paper trails, Agency, Distribution, Contract of employment and Section 1 statement and will block out 15 minutes of “free” advice and support for any designers that may need his services after the seminar closes at 1pm.

Meanwhile Life & Business Coach, Eric Gilston, will be back for his second masterclass that focuses on ‘memory’. Do you ever say “I’m terrible at remembering names”? Then Eric has some tips for you that will ensure you retain and recall essential information when you need it. How to Develop A Super Memory with Eric Gilston – Thursday 19th July.

Alvanon Supports Fashion Enter Learner’s

Alvanon, the global innovations company specialising in fit and sizing for the apparel industry, has provided Fashion Enter / FashionCapital with continued support by offering learner’s bursaries and donating a range of Alfaform technical fit mannequins. Over the last few months three Fashion Enter learners were fortunate enough to gain an Alvanon bursary, click here to find out about their progress and their future fashion plans.

Fashion Studio Summer Break Closing Dates

The Fashion Studio will be closed from Monday 6th August for 2 weeks and reopening on Monday 20th August. Pre-booked pattern cutting and sampling will continue during this period and pre-booked production will be running on skeleton staff also during this period. Please be aware, there will be no point of contact for the studio and fit meetings will be booked in prior to closure through Jenny-Beth and Sophie. Please contact Jenny-Beth for more details. jennybeth@fashion-enter.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve picked out a summer floral in cool silk available now from the FCFabricStudio at £8- a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Top Tips for that First Buyers Meeting

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Paris Haute Couture AW18/19

And Finally…

It’s always great to receive feedback from clients, learners and customers – this week a customer of the FCFabricStudio sent in a fabulous photograph of a dress that she made from our printed silk satin!

More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.

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