Iconic footwear brand Clarks is back for Graduate Fashion Week 2019, sponsoring the Clarks Footwear Award! They’re looking for creativity, innovation and boundary pushing design thinking in a competition that’s open to students from all disciplines in their final year at a GFF member university.
We spoke to Alec Dudson, founder of Intern, about practical ways that young creatives can overcome Imposter Syndrome and gain the confidence to begin freelancing while they’re studying or fresh from leaving university.
In this week news The Atlantic reports on expansion of plus-size options on high street, Alison Green shares her tips how to negotiate salary after job offer, and GirlBoss analyses what quarter-life crisis is, while i-D debates if a degree is necessary to have a job in fashion.
YKK — the global provider of fastening solutions for the creative industry — are back for GFW19, sponsoring the YKK Accessories Award as well as hosting an Instagram competition and exclusive offer for GFW member universities!
Meet GFF Talent Yuxuan Zhou, a second year fashion design student at University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. Alongside design, Zhou’s passion is for illustration — a skill that she’s been honing since childhood. Inspired by Anime and life drawing, she combines styles to create something entirely unique.
Meet Jasmine MacPhee, a fashion promotion graduate of Ravensbourne who won the GFW15 New Media Award. Since graduation, MacPhee has freelanced as a graphic designer and in 2018 launched Find Your Intern, a platform which not only advertises paid placements in fashion, but also creates guides and templates to help young creatives put their best foot forward as they start their career.
In this week news Louis Vuitton’s Michael Jackson inspired collection is facing backlash after ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary, i-D’s experts debate upon gendered red carpet, and all English secondary schools and NHS patients will receive free sanitary products, while the conversation about offensive designs in the fashion industry is gaining momentum.
Morgan Lankester is a third year fashion communications and promotion student at Nottingham Trent University, who alongside her studies, is a course representative. She shares with us 5 lesser known facts about studying fashion communications.
GFF contributor Faith Richardson hunts down the best budgeting and money apps, sites and accounts to follow to keep on top of your finances while at university.
Norwich University of the Arts student Megan Grinham has been unveiled as the winner of the BBC Children in Need x George competition.
In this week news founder of Find Your Intern Jasmine MacPhee shares her internship tips, The Cut discuss financial advice for freelancers and Alyssa Mastromonaco from GirlBoss gets real about the career advice.
To celebrate International Womens Day, we meet Carmarthen School of Art student, Anna Lowe. Studying fashion design and construction, Anna’s graduate collection ”Cohesion” is inspired by female fighters and protectors, aiming to celebrate and empower women.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the GFF team has collated a list of our favourite women-led podcasts to inspire and educate.
Where once, sustainability was something of a side line, these days it is rapidly becoming a main event, argues GFF trustee Hilary Alexander.
In this week’s news, the shortlist for LVMH Prize is announced, the Guardian discusses racial insensitivity in fashion industry after Burberry’s noose hoodie and Fashion United is debating the sustainability of vegan fashion.
The creative design co-ordinator at Selfridges spoke with us about her experience post-GFW and has some great pieces of advice to share with undergraduates.
Faith Richardson, a GFW contributor based in Newcastle, finds 5 ways young creatives outside London can gain valuable industry experience.
In this week’s news, the industry remembers designer Karl Lagerfeld, a new fashion studio assistant apprenticeship was announced during London Fashion Week, while Refinery 29 shares tips on how to succeed in a workplace as a woman and Harpers Bazaar discusses the mistreatment of models.
Sophie Winfield is a Fashion Journalism Masters student who was one of two writers invited to cover Fashion Scout AW19. She shares with us a day in the life of a fashion week writer during London Fashion Week.