Newsletter 13th September 2017
Have you been following all the New York Fashion Week action? It was particularly interesting to see the immersive experience Artistic DirectorJean-Paul Goude created for the Desigual show. After all, it’s not just about selling the collection; it’s about marketing the brand and gaining plenty of all-important media attention. Goude is a master at creating a visual impact and for Desigual he has done it again. From Friday the fashion spotlight turns to London and the FashionCapital team will be there to report on all the action.
Coming Soon”¦Best of Britannia London
Since its launch in 2012, Best of Britannia (BOB)has strived to bring British brands and manufacturing to the fore, championing craftsmanship, engineering and design credentials. Manufacturing skills that were the foundation of Britain’s past prosperity are undergoing an extraordinary renaissance. From the Scottish Highlands to the South Downs, from Norwich to Penzance, we are witnessing the re-birth of the well-made object ”“ the high-quality artefact, produced here by people who have honed their skills over generations.
Once again the Fashion Enter team will be there, exhibiting their sampling and production capabilities in an interactive stand showcasing the life cycle of a garment. In addition the team will be promoting some of their Stitching Academy and Perfect Pattern Cutting learners who will be on hand to discuss the skills they have learnt and what the future now holds for them!
Come and meet the Fashion Enter team on stands 58 – 60 at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London on the 12th and 13th October!
Best of Britannia @BestBritannia #BOBLondon
FC Fashion Meetup Attracts Linkup China!
We are delighted to welcome the founder of Linkup China Yuri Rui Ou to the FC Fashion Meetup on Thursday 28th September. Linkup China represents 600 Fashion editors, bloggers and celebrities from China. They bridge the UK-China markets by promoting good overseas brands to the Chinese media for more exposure and potential break into the Chinese market!
In addition you will also hear from the experts in an honest and open conversation with Caren Downie, former Brand Director Topshop, ASOS and Finery who will be talking about what makes a successful brand, what buyers are looking for and top tips for gaining the right exposure and generating sales.
To attend this FREE networking event please email [email protected]
Jenny Holloway to Speak at EEF National Conference 2018
Now in its seventh year, the EEF National Manufacturing Conference will be returning to the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster on Tuesday 20th February 2018. Attended by over 800 senior representatives from industry, Westminster and the media, the event provides a high-profile forum to celebrate and champion the sector and discuss key industry issues.
Entitled ”˜Global Britain ”“ Change, Opportunity, Growth’ the Conference will provide delegates with the opportunity hear from and challenge leading policy-makers on the key issues of the day. FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway will be there, amongst others, to discuss the challenges of a post-Brexit Britain and how the manufacturing industry can adapt and grow at this turbulent time.
Job of the Week
Boyswear Product Developer & Buyer, FG4
This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a contemporary fashion brand, which is owned by the serial entrepreneur George Davies. If you are the kind of Fashion Buyer/Product Developer who is passionate about the design and detail of a fashionable and unique brand, then this could be an amazing career choice for you. Click here to find out more and apply.
Legal Eagle Seminar with Nick Gould
A seminar you can’t afford to miss from Nick Gould “The common sense lawyer with mismatched shoes”. Nick is a Partner at the law firm Gunnercooke in London and is highly experienced at advising companies from local start-ups to multinational trading groups on a wide range of business law issues. With his legal knowledge and expertise he informs small companies on how to think and protect themselves and their business as they grow.
His next seminar is scheduled for Wednesday 15th November at Fashion Enter HQ in North London – to express an interest in attending please contact: [email protected]
Other Workshops Coming Soon”¦
Thursday 21st September: Ten steps to starting your own business. Tracey Parks-Taylor, Marketing Consultant and Former Global Marketing Executive for Monsoon and Accessorize
Tuesday 3rd October: The design process and product development. Gabby Shiner-Hill, Design Consultant
Tuesday 17th October: How to manage your finances. Nigel Rust, Business Coach
Thursday 19th October: FashionCapital will host the third ’How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ Trunk Show in Newcastle at Sage Gateshead, The Barbour Room, with headline sponsors Sage.
Thursday 26th October: Fabric Appreciation. Deborah Shulton, Former Fabric Technologist Marks & Spencer
Thursday November 9th: The importance of branding and how to sell online. Aaron & Harriet Rudman-Hawkins, The Evergreen Agency
Thursday November 23rd: Public relations, influencers and social media. Rosie Davies, Director PR Dispatch
Please contact Jenni Sutton [email protected] for further details and to confirm your attendance.
Members get priority access to all seminars and workshops including 20% discount to find out more click here.
Fashion Enter at Tottenham Today
Last Saturday the Fashion Enter team held a stand at a free community event highlighting jobs, skills, events, opportunities and more for Tottenham residents. As a local business in Tottenham the team were more than happy to get involved and showcase all the training and career opportunities available to the community.
Thank you to Haringey Council for hosting the event.
Video of the Week – Aisling Duffy
Hear how designer Aisling Duffy decided to upskill her fashion expertise by completing both Level 1 & 2 Stitching Academy courses and progressing on to Level 2 Perfect Patterns”¦ “When you come here (Fashion Enter) you are going to learn so many transferable skills that you can bring forward into your fashion career.”
Click here to watch the You Tube video interview
Fabric Swatch of the Week
Just in – we have this fabulously fun blue star print woven cotton. Available now via the FCFabricStudio.com at £4 per metre.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Read all about the next edition of the FashionCapital Trunk Show due to land in Newcastle on the 19th October. This is a highly informative seminar you can’t afford to miss.
Katie Farley picks out her 3 key designer accessory trends that look particularly strong as we head into AW 17/18.
And Molly Sheridan reports direct from the SS18 catwalks of New York and gives us her take on the Sachin + Babi show.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Diane Von Furstenberg commented at NYFW that working with Jonathan Saunders provided “the perfect pairing for the brand. We have so much in common, it’s crazy.” Feeling in a New York state of mind, with a wee bit of home grown talent thrown in – we’ve picked out this striking stripe skirt, which has Jonathan’s signature all over it. The contrasting asymmetric panels swirl around the legs and a side-seam slit plays up that sense of movement. Available from the AW DVF collection via MatchesFashion.com at £332.