JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Johnstons of Elgin showcased new cutting edge lightweight textiles and knit innovations with their SS19 collection during London Fashion Week at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel. Johnstons of Elgin is a Scottish cashmere brand with a woollen mill in Elgin, especially concerned with the preservation of traditional craft, and ensuring the conservation of special and increasingly rare skills.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE NEW ROMANTICS ON MARCUS DEAVILLE

THE INFLUENCE OF THE NEW ROMANTICS ON MARCUS DEAVILLE

Marcus Deaville, student at Birmingham City University, was recently awarded the newly created ASOS Future Talent Design Award for Level 5 students at GFW 2018. Taking inspiration from the New Romantic movement of the 80’s that encapsulated the styles and music of Adam Ant and Boy George, his illustrations and menswear designs took the ASOS teams by storm.

FROM PUNK AESTHETICS TO RAVE CULTURE IN THE 1990'S WITH CHARLOTTE HELEY

FROM PUNK AESTHETICS TO RAVE CULTURE IN THE 1990'S WITH CHARLOTTE HELEY

Charlotte designed her menswear collections using inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the retro beach setting for coach. Read how Charlotte used the pastel colour palette taken from Beate Gutschow’s work, to create a straightforward and relaxed Spring Summer collection with a delicate 70s touch.

AWARD WINNING SWIMWEAR DESIGNER LUCY NOLAN ON SUSHI INSPIRED PRINTS

AWARD WINNING SWIMWEAR DESIGNER LUCY NOLAN ON SUSHI INSPIRED PRINTS

Lucy Nolan, graduate of Northumbria University, won the Boux Avenue Swimwear Award at the 27th Graduate Fashion Week this summer! We caught up with the emerging swimwear designer to hear more about how the technicians at Northumbria expanded her skill set, aiding her creative development, and why marketing goes hand in hand with design. 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NOTTINGHAM TRENT GRADUATE

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NOTTINGHAM TRENT GRADUATE

Whilst at GFW18, NTU graduate Emma Mitchell spent her time at her university stand, in the catwalk hall and exploring the exhibition space. After being selected as finalist for the Fashion Marketing Award, Emma reminds us of her day at Graduate Fashion Week, in this 'My Day At GFW' diary. 

DESIGNER X BRAND COLLABORATIONS WITH AMY CARTER

DESIGNER X BRAND COLLABORATIONS WITH AMY CARTER

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University, Amy Carter felt ready to pursue a career in the knitwear industry. Armed with the technical skills, creativity and passion, Amy landed a position British Knitwear brand John Smedley. Responsible for heading up designer collaborations and showcasing these at international fashion weeks, Amy has exploded onto the knitwear scene. 

THE THAI DESIGNER CONSTRUCTING A BANGKOK DYSTOPIA - PLAIRE CHAIPHET

THE THAI DESIGNER CONSTRUCTING A BANGKOK DYSTOPIA - PLAIRE CHAIPHET

We caught up with the young designer on why developing a signature style is crucial to the success of an emerging designer, how a learning curve at Kingston University taught her how to believe in her vision and work with integrity, and where she's going next. 

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB? CHECK OUT OUR NEW JOB LISTING!

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB? CHECK OUT OUR NEW JOB LISTING!

Here at Graduate Fashion Week, our ethos is to ease the transition from education to employment. Below, we have a new opportunity available. Make sure to closely follow the instructions of the lister, by sending portfolios to the listed email address. 

CONSIDERING SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICAL DESIGN WITH SASKIA LENAERTS

CONSIDERING SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICAL DESIGN WITH SASKIA LENAERTS

Encouraged by the discovery that the West's problematic relationship to clothing has a damaging environmental and social effect upon the rest of the world, Saskia Lenaerts began to design with a particular consciousness. Recognising the multi-cultural world in which we live, Saskia used her creative pursuits to explore the remnants of colonisation, otherness, the way in which we form our identity.  

THE COMPLEXITIES OF FASHION AND ART WITH LAUREN ROBERTS

THE COMPLEXITIES OF FASHION AND ART WITH LAUREN ROBERTS

We caught up with the winner of the first ever Level 4 ASOS Future Talent Communications Award winner Lauren Roberts, to hear more about her photography and styling projects, and her university experience so far. From finding endless inspiration in modern female magazine The Gentlewoman to the relationship between art and fashion, find out what inspires the emerging stylist and why network network network is always on her mind...

ALICE KIERNANDER ON FINDING INSPIRATION IN OBSCURE PLACES

ALICE KIERNANDER ON FINDING INSPIRATION IN OBSCURE PLACES

We caught up with the emerging designer to find out how her time at Arts University Bournemouth taught her to have more self confidence, learning to use the Lectra software and why she chose to go out of her comfort zone with her designs...

KNITWEAR, PRINTS AND ICONOGRAPHY BACKSTAGE AT THE GALA SHOW

KNITWEAR, PRINTS AND ICONOGRAPHY BACKSTAGE AT THE GALA SHOW

The final show, the scuttling to seats, the whispers of excitement, it must be the Gala Show. The most prestigious catwalk of the 4-day event revealed multiple designs, styles and techniques fashioned into the selected designers collections.