The exploration of the creative textile process should include evidence of the following:

  • A distinctive or thought provoking fashion statement in printed or constructed textiles

  • The successful control of the quality of the colour and pattern across the submission

  • Challenging the established boundaries of technical excellence

  • Appropriate for the fashion purpose identified

  • Swatches and/or complete garments


Part 1

  • Thursday 16th May, 18:00 - Deadline for submission, lecturers are to nominate 2 final year students and nominations must be made by clicking here.


  • SUN - TUE (date TBC) , 10:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00 - Judging will take place on the nominated graduate’s university/ college stand from

  • All nominated students MUST stay on their stand for the entirety of the day to ensure that they are available to meet the judges if requested.

  • The judges for your award will make themselves known and this will be your opportunity to talk through your idea and possibly answer questions from the judges.

  • 5 students will be shortlisted and announced on the GFW website on the evening of the judging

  • Wednesday 5th June, at the Best of GFW Awards Show at 15:00 - 5 shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend when the winner will be announced

  • In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive a ticket to the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show at 19:30 on Wednesday 5th June

  • All the exhibition award winners will have their winning work clearly highlighted on Wednesday 5th June and a mention during the GFW Gala Awards Show in the evening