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Enter the fashion world

PUBLISHED: 12:56 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 11 August 2010

Fashion

Fashion

DESIGNERS from Barking met with government minister, Stephen Timms last week to celebrate the success of a fashion shop. The Fashion Enter clothes boutique in Vicarage Field shopping centre is a not-for-profit company, stocking exclusive clothing created

DESIGNERS from Barking met with government minister, Stephen Timms last week to celebrate the success of a fashion shop.

The Fashion Enter clothes boutique in Vicarage Field shopping centre is a not-for-profit company, stocking exclusive clothing created by local fashionistas.

Many of these up and coming designers are introduced to companies such as Topshop by Fashion Enter director, Jenny Holloway.

Jenny said: "Barking is our flagship store, and we are so proud of everything that the company and designers have achieved here.

"There is some real talent here, and Fashion Enter gives them a platform to display their work, and to show people what they can do.

"We want to offer something that no other clothes shop does, so we also offer workshops where customers can learn simple dress patterns and designs."

The company website was launched recently by East Ham MP, Stephen Timms, Minister for State of Employment and Welfare Reform.

Mr Timms is also the first Labour Party Vice Chairman Chair for faith groups.

Speaking about Fashion Enter, Mr Timms said: "The day went very well and I was very impressed with what I saw in the store.

"There was a fantastic range of innovative clothing.

"What we are seeing in London at the moment is great creativity. It is very much a world city and I think we have a lot of very talented designers.

"Fashion Enter is a brilliant way to give these talented young people the opportunities they deserve.

Many of the designers from Barking and East London have just returned from a trade mission in New York, where they sought style ideas for this season.

Celebrations began with a presentation by Mr Timms, and carried on all day with food and drink for designers and guests.

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