New Features at the show!
We are always looking at new ideas to add to the show programme. See below for some of the exciting new show features to look out for this year!
Sourcing Briefing Seminars
As part of Fashion SVP’s Sourcing Academy commitment to knowledge-sharing and learning, we once again present our Sourcing Briefing seminar programme at Fashion SVP, with industry experts. For all brand professionals who want to know more about the critical issues in sourcing, production, brand/product development and design. To read the full details of the seminars and the seminar schedule visit HERE.
AthLeisure – Spotlight on the current big trend!
What started out as a fad has, over the past few years, become the largest and fastest growth sector for many brands and retailers on the high street and on line. Fashion focused sportswear, from yoga pants to gym wear to casual sports clothing, is now equally at home in the pub as on the track or in the studio.And this is a trend that looks certain to continue; 2016 saw UK brands generate over GBP5.1bn in AthLeisure revenues, and 2017/18 spend is set to rise further, particularly with the increased trend in celebrity sports associations like Rita Ora for Addidas and Beyonce for TopShop. Whatever the reason behind it, Olympics euphoria, celebrity association, sportswear comfort and whatever your brand size or philosophy, ignore AthLeisure to your detriment! Managing Technical textiles and AthLeisure design and manufacturing are also a particular skill set which some of the companies exhibiting at Fashion SVP excel at.
Don’t miss this chance to see exactly the sort of on trend, brilliantly designed and manufactured garments that are on display at the show. All of the manufacturers will be there and happy to talk about how they can help you realise your future AlthLeisure collections!
The JobsForum in Association with FashionJobs.com
Want to find a new position? Visit the Jobs Forum!
Want to search the widest and most experience pool to fill your vacancy? Visit the Jobs Forum!
Established in 2001, FashionJobs.com is the leading recruitment website for fashion, textile, luxury and beauty professionals. The website has over 4 million visitors per month and is active in over 70 markets providing a specialized job search platform for fashion professionals and delivers over 15,000 monthly job postings worldwide.
FashionJobs.com has longstanding partnerships with all the major fashion, luxury and beauty brands as well as small emerging labels and top recruitment agencies.Free for applicants and companies in the UK, take this opportunity to see what is currently on offer in the market place! At the JobsForum you can register your CV, access available opportunities, get access to the CV database, post positions and receive alerts.
Whatever your need, visit the JobsForum at the show and see how it can help you!
Manufacturing Focus with Fashion Capital / Enter
Following the hugely popular “Fashion; Made Better” feature at our last show in November, we are delighted to be working with Fashion Capital and Fashion Enter again. As a not for profit organisation focused on training, education and the continued development of professional skills within the fashion manufacturing industry, Fashion Enter are fantastically well placed to offer advice, guidance and information on all aspects of the industry.
So, whatever your question; whether you are just starting out, or you have years of experience, experts will be on hand to discuss all aspects of the manufacturing process with you; from initial design, to efficiency in pattern cutting and grading, to sampling, to sustainability and ethical sourcing issues to the more business related subjects like funding, employment issues, route to market, PR and social media.
If you have a question, whatever your level of experience, visit this part of the show and find your answer!
Fashion Capital will also be running their popular ‘Consultation Corner” again, with FREE mini-workshops for all visitors. Watch this space for more details!
New Designer Awards in association with Fashion Enter / Fashion Capital and Finery
Launched just this year the New Designer Awards has been developed in recognition of commercial design excellence within the fashion industry.
The award is presented with the aim of supporting the future development of apparel manufacturing, the professional skills we want to continue to grow and nurture, and offers all applicants an opportunity to enhance their own profile and professional standing.This curated display will feature the top 3 designs, as determined by the professional judging panel, and the overall winner will be announced at the show on 27th June. These top 3 designs will be made up by one of our Award sponsors; Fashion Enter is a not for profit social enterprise and centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and skills development within the fashion and textiles industry.
Another sponsor, and provider of a key part of the winners prize, is Finery; a London-based brand with a rich cultural interest and attitude. They are a thinking woman’s fashion label; built by and for women of character, who are both interested and interesting. They are driven by a desire to create clothes that are made with love and care, and want women to be re-inspired by the British high-street.
So, be inspired yourself, and make sure that you take a look at the future of commercial design today!
Technical Textile Trends from Portugal
It’s all about innovation! Technical textiles, performance fabrics, outdoor and sports applications, sustainability, AthLeisure and fitness; where are the fabric trends heading? Portugal is leading the way!
What is the difference between all of these fabrics? What can one do but another can’t? What are the cost implications of the range of performance fabrics available? How are design, pattern sizing, grading, cutting and manufacturing all impacted by these innovative textiles?
Visit this display of incredible technical textiles from some fantastic Portuguese manufacturers, and all of your questions can be answered!
Want to see, touch, stretch, pull and learn more about the current and future development in technical textiles? Then visit the Trends area at the show and get all of the information you need about these fascinating and diverse fabrics of the future!
FSVP “Fashion Angel Advice Clinic”
Visit the FSVP Fashion Angel Advice Clinic, where Alison Lewy, MBE, director of the UK’s best known fashion mentoring and business support specialists, Fashion Angel, is running 10 minute speed mentoring sessions and can advise you on your business and fashion ambitions. Whether you’re a small start-up brand taking the first steps in seeking funding or manufacturing, or a more established business looking to realise the growth ambitions of its founders, Alison’s expert knowledge and advice will be indispensable in tackling the key challenges and milestones in any business.