This week’s GFF Talent is Gloria Ogunyinka from Norwich university of the Arts. Her final collection — which happens to be the first collection in her brand GLRGNYNK — explores her experience as a mixed race girl growing up in Liverpool. Gloria’s collection, called SPOT THE REAL THUG, seeks to challenge preconceived ideas about what the media and society deem to be thugs, looking particularly at football hooligans.
Head to the International exhibition at GFW19 to check out the stunning work that has been created by graduates around the world. Discover the universities that will show their work up close in the International Exhibition.
40 international schools from around the world will take part in GFW19, with an exciting lineup for the International Fashion Award Show and International Exhibition. Sponsored by Gap Inc, the International Fashion Award winner will receive a prize of £1,000, alongside the opportunity to showcase for free at London Fashion Week SS20. Read more here!
Today, we’re excited to announce the judges for the International Catwalk Show, who will deliberate over the final collections of graduates from countries like Australia, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, the US and more. The International Fashion Award, sponsored by Gap Inc. will be judged by…
This week we meet Chloe Street, Senior Fashion and Beauty Writer for the Evening Standard. Chloe joined 6 other influencers at our Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot in April, and sat down with GFW to discuss her career journey, which has taken her from marketing to event production and now to journalism. Chloe shares her advice for young writers who want to break into fashion media, and her thoughts on the future of print and online fashion publications.
To celebrate Ralph Lauren joining GFW for the second year running, we asked Kim Giangiuli, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Ralph Lauren, to share some of her best tips for creating a CV and portfolio: what she looks out for, common mistakes and how to score your first job out of university.
To celebrate the launch of the Tu Scholarship winner collections in Sainsburys, we caught up with one the 2018 scholarship winners, Molly Hopwood, whose menswear collection can be found in selected stores and online now! Molly gives us a glimpse into her sketchbooks to see how the denim-focused collection, inspired by her graduate collection, came to be.
Emphasising the need for ethical and sustainable practises within the fashion industry, Graduate Fashion Week alongside sponsors Farfetch; the leading global technology platform for the luxury industry, have launched the Considered Design Hub for 2019.
This week, we’ve announced the judges for more than 20 awards and scholarships to be given at GFW19! The Collection of the Year Award is the biggest accolade to be given at GFW19. Meet the GFW19 Collection of the Year judges here.
Around 30 representatives from titles like Vogue, Drapers, LOVE magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Hunger, Vogue Business, Wonderland and more, came along to peruse through an array of graduate portfolios and garments which lined the private dining room of Balthazar, Covent Garden, for the GFW19 press breakfast.
This week our GFF Talent is Hannah Shaw from Manchester Fashion Institute. Her final collection is all about social media: the value of sharing a true reflection of yourself online vs. a curated image of perfection. Read on to find out why Hannah is passionate about showing your honest self online.
Meet Rachael Sealy, a fashion and beauty blogger who joined us at the GFW19 Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot. As a plus sized influencer and woman of colour, Rachael is driven to break the stigma around black and plus-size fashion and beauty.
As GFW19 approaches, we catch up with Global Ambassador Christopher Raeburn, founder and creative director of his self titled brand, as well as recently appointed creative director of Timberland. With a passion for responsible design, Christopher shares his thoughts on the current sustainability conversation in the industry, as well as sharing his advice for graduates and what he’s looking out for at GFW19.
Recently, GFW17 alumni Harriet Eccleston was invited to Moscow to present her designs at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, as part of a Global Talents initiative. She tells us how this opportunity came about, what she’s up to next and the biggest lesson she’s learnt in starting her label.
To celebrate the launch of our competition to win tickets to the V&A’s retrospective of the life and works of Mary Quant, GFW contributor Faith Richardson gives us a brief history of one of Britain’s iconic designers, whose feminist influence can still be seen almost 70 years later. Head to our Instagram to find out how you can win tickets!
In the news this week, the debut Gucci Beauty campaign celebrates imperfections, i-D examines how Instagram has transformed the fashion industry, while Susie Dent writes for Stylist about the money language that can help us get comfortable talking about our finances.
Our GFF Talent this week is Shakeem Hart from Coventry University. Inspired by marine life as well as the current political and social climate in the UK, Shakeem’s message is simple: “Wear whatever you like — be brave, take risks or don’t take risks — just be you,” he says.
GFW meets Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE RDI in her Rainbow Penthouse in Bermondsey, London, to discuss her 50 year career, why she’s joining GFW as a lifetime patron in 2019, the secret to her longevity and more.
This year was the first time we got to involve final year graduates within the making of the Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot. Following submissions from tutors, we worked with our photographer, Erika Astrid and stylist Jennifer Mertens to select eleven talented students to help create content. Meet the team here!
GFW digital editor Megan Doyle speaks with Sul from @SulsWorld — a blogger, influencer and Youtuber who creates content on fitness, fashion, lifestyle, self confidence, dating and everything in between. Sul shares his advice for students transitioning from university into their careers, as well as sharing the most surprising aspect of his job.