The `Derry Design Collective’ head to Fashion Capital’s Meet Up

Fashion Enter partnered with the Derry Fashion & Textile Design centre to hold the second series of workshops through the Designer Business Start- Up programme on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

Alongside the workshop there was also a competition held the day before called ‘Pitch to the panel’. This was a pitching session held for each of the 15 designers, where the emerging designers discussed their brand concepts to an industry panel including Fashion Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway. The prizes of the competition included; specialist support with the team at Fashion Enter London, Free membership with the Fashion & Textile Design Centre Derry (Londonderry) and most importantly the opportunity to showcase their collections at Fashion Capital’s meet up held during London Fashion Week. Out of the fifteen designers ten were selected and will be showcasing their fantastic designs and collections at Fashion Capital’s meet up on Tuesday 13th February 2018. The designers include; Andrew McAllister, Emma Kirwan, Alan Creswell, Agne, Orla Philips, Hannah Vail, Nicole Schott, Emma Curtis, Joanne Doherty and Edale O’Kane.

The Fashion Capital meet up is held every quarter of the year for members to network and engage with like-minded creative individuals, as well as the opportunity to listen to the Black Sofa interview with a Fashion Icon. On Tuesday 13th February the Fashion Capital will be held in London with an interview with the Buying and Merchandising Director of Jigsaw Shailina Parti. Shailina has over twenty years of experience within the Fashion industry including; Head of Buying for Jaeger womenswear, Brand Director for Jaeger and Design and Buying Director for Monsoon. Shailina will discuss and share her significant experiences and how to overcome the dynamics of the Fashion industry.