Fashion Brand Bootcamp – An intensive 1-day masterclass to ensure the success of your fashion brand
On Saturday 21st September FashionCapital is providing a one-day masterclass with industry experts that have been through the real highs and lows of running a brand. They are going to share essential information and tips on how to succeed, how to avoid mistakes and provide guidelines on how not to spend your precious money unnecessarily!
We understand that many start-ups and young brands also work other jobs throughout the week and due to demand we have scheduled this intensive one-day masterclass on a Saturday with six experienced industry experts. The masterclass will take place at FashionCapital’s HQ in Haringey, North London from 10am – 4pm. This will be an inspiring and interactive day for all brands that want to succeed in today’s dynamic and challenging market.
The agenda will include:
9.30am arrival for 10:00am start – finish at 4pm
Introduction and welcome from Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway
Eric Gilston – Life and Business Coach – If It’s Going To Be It’s Up To Me
This is a burst of positive encouragement and tips on how to keep yourself motivated when working on your brand. Being a designer/brand owner can be such a lonely place and you need to realise that you can, and you will succeed. Eric is going to provide you with a toolkit to support you every step of the way.
Caroline Ash – Fashion Enter Production Director – Factory Tour
Let us show you the key manufacturing machines and how to estimate costings. We can reveal quick and easy ways to help you cost, read layplans and define what makes a factory ethical. This is an absolute must to attend when the media is constantly reviewing the ethics and sustainability of clothing brands.
Caren Downie – Brand Director, Founder and Consultant – Define Your Brand Signature
Are there trends any more? Do we have Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter or do brands now develop rolling ranges? What exactly is your collection’s signature style / story, who is your customer and how are you going to find them? Listen to Caren; she has started three brands from conception one of which reached £5m sales in just one year.
Shaun Southcombe – Senior Retail Consultant – Get Your Supply Chain and Logistics Right from the Start
Shaun has over 20 years of industry experience and has headed up merchandising departments for leading online fashion brands. Shaun will inform you all about stock management, supply chain and logistics and how to get these right from the very beginning.
Nigel Rust – Cash Flow is Reality!
Most creatives are not numerative. It’s a different functionality of the brain and figures can be regarded as a painful! Nigel has run financial workshops for many years and shows you how to use basic systems that work, are easy to control and use and will keep you on the straight and narrow. We meet many creatives that work long hours for months trying to establish their brand and when that all-important order book starts to fill they realise they have cost incorrectly and end up losing money. Don’t let this happen to you.
Jenny Holloway – CEO of Fashion Enter – Save Money on Sampling and Production
So the range is ready, the shoot is completed and now your orders are beginning to roll in. How do you deliver on time at the right quality and the right price? Learn these tricks of the trade and make sure you are not a victim of cabbage.
Q&A and One-to-Ones
There will be time for you to have open dialogue but if you want to have a dedicated 20-minute session with an expert then you can book in advance and send in questions ready to answer.
A lunch is provided with refreshments throughout the day.
Fashion Brand Boot Camp cost £199- incl VAT and will take place at the Glassroom, FashionCapital, Unit 13/14 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.