Being a student can be incredibly stressful and emotionally draining at times, as the graduates presenting their years of hard work at Graduate Fashion Week know all too well! Here, you can find tips and tricks, discussions and guides to looking after your mental and physical wellbeing.
It’s not uncommon to spend the first year or two following university finding the job that’s right for you, or any job at all. We’ve teamed up with Kate Hogan, a therapist and coach who spent over a decade working in fashion recruitment, to share her practical tips on how to stay sane while you’re unemployed and searching for a job.
GFF contributor Chloe Ford speaks to Caryn Franklin MBE and George Hodgson, founder of brand Maison de Choup, to discuss if fashion is bad for our mental health — or if it attracts those who are vulnerable — and what the industry is doing to fix the deeply rooted issue.
This week, GFW contributor Faith Richardson speaks with nutritionist and personal trainer, Kayleigh Armstrong, for the ultimate list of tips for students to stay healthy and eat well while at uni.
Lotte & Alyss from the podcast We Are Offline talk us through their top tips for using social media mindfully to protect our mental health and wellbeing.
Today marks the beginning of Anti Bullying Week in the UK. Often concentrated on schools and educational institutions, the week seeks to bring attention to this particular behaviour and encourage those that are being bullied to seek support, raise awareness and work with communities to eradicate bullying. It is a common misconception that bullying is something that stops once you leave school environments, as it is as much a behaviour you may encounter in the workplace, after leaving university.
We asked our award winners, alumni and industry members what they would say to themselves in first year. From taking time for yourself to interning to gain that industry exposure, here are our top tips for excelling from the moment you arrive at university, from those that have been there!
During GFW 2018 our Global Trustee Caryn Franklin MBE, fashion activist, campaigner and former Fashion Editor at i-D asked attendees the question ‘’Working in fashion, what matters to you most?’ by creating a wall pledge and asking people to respond with their ideas.
Jamie Windust is an incredibly important voice in the industry today. After finding a lack of media created by people of the LGBTQ+ community, Jamie used their final project to elevate these voices by creating a platform, titled Fruitcake Magazine. The magazine was consequently praised for it's pioneering and authentic attitude by the ASOS team and award judges, culminating in Jamie receiving the ASOS Future Talent Communications Award.
Caryn is a pioneer of championing mental health in fashion specifically and a refreshing advocate for a disruptive, political and inclusive industry. Here, we release the podcast of her Survive & Thrive workshop from Graduate Fashion Week 2018!
Caryn Franklin MBE held a motivational talk for GFW Live, which captivated the attention of the packed out audience.
On set at the GFW18 Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot, there were many talented and interesting influencers, all with strong and inspirational values and perspectives. We caught up with Zahra Rose, to hear more about why she's representing herself, why she loves London's liberal attitude toward self expression, and why it's important to utilise the tools in place on instagram to curate your feed to emulate positivity, and avoid the pitfalls of social media induced negativity.
Anxiety and stress are two common issues with students who feel the pressures at university, particularly during deadline season. Here are five ways you can practice self care during deadline season.
In the wake of Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to final year students about dealing with criticism and if they still love fashion design as their courses come to a close.
From exploring new knitting techniques at university, to interning at the ethically conscious Missoni, Sophie Whatling has been taking steps into the industry since showcasing her Menswear collection at GFW17. The menswear collection created at Arts University Bournemouth captured attention at Graduate Fashion Week last summer, and it's not solely for the illustrative aesthetics.
Daniel Lismore takes to the GFW LIVE! stage to talk about his new book and inspirations for his unique personal style.