New fashion etailer FCBoutique is giving ten graduate fashion designers the chance to kickstart their careers through a dedicated online store
FCBoutique, which is due to be launched imminently by not-for-profit organisation Fashion Enter, selected the designers from Graduate Fashion Week. The chosen ten are: Yanti Clark, Victoria Henderson, Elizabeth O’Connor, Louise Driver, Charlotte Brown, Adele Tayco, Sally Macdonald, Adele Ross, Richard Cullen-Douge Poynter, Asu Gulfidan and Ceri Jones.
The designers will be given a store under the FCBoutique banner and each will have control over their own section with their name featured within a simple URL. They can upload and edit their own section, which will include a biography and news about the collections.
Jenny Holloway, director of Fashion Enter, said: “This initiative was specifically designed to help graduates get their business up and running, to help them have visibility and get their collections off the ground. The designers get instant visibility and a sales platform – both vital to launching their careers and both things that can take a lot of time and money.”
The designers will also have access to the team at Fashion Enter, which will offer business and production support. Charlotte Brown, a University of Central Lancashire grad who has been selected for the scheme, said: “I’m really excited and greatly appreciate the opportunity to be involved in such a brilliant scheme. Being a part of the designer section within FCBoutique will raise my profile as a graduate designer to a much broader audience.”
Fashion Enter was set up to support fashion enterprise and help new designers to enter the fashion industry. As well as FCBoutique, it also has a 5,000 sq ft factory in North London and a dedicated workshop team.