FRASER MILLER ON HIS VISIONARY KNITWEAR COLLECTION 'AN ABUNDANCE OF KIN'

FRASER MILLER ON HIS VISIONARY KNITWEAR COLLECTION 'AN ABUNDANCE OF KIN'

Fraser Miller, graduate of De Montfort University and joint winner of the Visionary Knitwear Award, took inspiration from the textures, patterns and styles of the wallpaper, curtain and tiles in the 70's, 80's and 90's. We caught up with Fraser to hear more about the surreal experience of winning, why networking is so crucial for success and the importance of developing independence in your design process. Find out why he's discouraging the 'good grade attitude' !

'BE PATIENT, BE CONFIDENT, BE YOURSELF' DAISY RATCLIFFF

'BE PATIENT, BE CONFIDENT, BE YOURSELF' DAISY RATCLIFFF

Daisy Ratcliff, Northumbria University graduate and GFW18 Fashion Marketing Award Winner, has a refreshingly honest perspective on design - a voice much needed in the industry. With an award winning project that takes the numbers away from sizing and looks to approach clothing experiences for young girls as a positive experience, Daisy hopes to alter the preconceived notions surrounding childrenswear, and the space between clothing for kids and that for teenagers. 

STREETSTYLE IN THE TRUMAN BREWERY

STREETSTYLE IN THE TRUMAN BREWERY

Whilst the SmartFocus catwalk welcomes the conceptual final collections created by graduates from around the world, the guests that come to see the portfolios have an inventive style of their own. GFW18 saw some uniquely styled guests, expressing their identities through their clothing choices.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE DIGITAL TEAM AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE DIGITAL TEAM AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK

Behind the scenes of the unique and inspiring event that celebrates student and graduates’ talents each year, there is an incredibly talented and hardworking digital team whose role is to create and share all the catwalk and backstage insights on Graduate Fashion Week’s digital platforms.

CARYN FRANKLIN MBE ON FILM AT GFW18

CARYN FRANKLIN MBE ON FILM AT GFW18

During Graduate Fashion Week 2018, we welcomed many ambassadors, experts and industry professionals, to see the work of graduates from around the UK and the world. Caryn Franklin MBE, is a Fashion Commentator and Agent of Change, and a Professor of Diversity at Kingston University. We caught up with Caryn to hear what she thought about the 27th edition of the largest showcase of graduate talent in the world!

LENZING SUSTAINABLE DENIM COMPETITION'S TOP DESIGNER

LENZING SUSTAINABLE DENIM COMPETITION'S TOP DESIGNER

Niamh Carr, graduate of Manchester Fashion Institute, recently won £1000 and a further £500 for her university, by creating a denim jacket and winning the Lenzing Sustainable Denim Competition! We wanted to find out more about the photography that inspired the collection, why sustainability and responsibility aren't trends and the meaning behind the name of Niamh's final collection  "Just Do Your Bit”, so we caught up with the young designer to hear more about her work. 

SWAROVSKI ON SUSTAINABILITY

SWAROVSKI ON SUSTAINABILITY

Swarovski, principle sponsor of Graduate Fashion Week 2018, held a popular stand during the event. Whilst with us, Dax Lovegrove, Vice President of Sustainability at Swarovski, spoke with our team- find out why they put sustainability at the core of their practises. 

GRADUATE COLLECTIONS AT THE YKK LONDON SHOWROOMS

GRADUATE COLLECTIONS AT THE YKK LONDON SHOWROOMS

The YKK Showroom is a unique resource and platform for emerging designers, students and customers. With the showroom based in the heart of Shoreditch, visitors can get the chance to speak to industry professionals, have instant access to YKK’s latest products, catalogues and collections and purchase limited edition items and samples.

 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, LEVIS AND AURELIE FONTAN ON CREATIVITY AND ETHICAL PRACTISE

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, LEVIS AND AURELIE FONTAN ON CREATIVITY AND ETHICAL PRACTISE

Vivienne Westwood is the activist, punk and designer that has been revolting against the norm since the eighties. As one of our Lifetime Patrons, the iconic British creative was the perfect match to lend her name to an award we created in 2013, to recognise the growing need for sustainable design. In 2016 the award transformed from the Ethical Award to the Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award. 

A NEW GENERATION OF SUSTAINABLE DENIM DESIGNERS USING LENZING FIBRES

A NEW GENERATION OF SUSTAINABLE DENIM DESIGNERS USING LENZING FIBRES

In the months before Graduate Fashion Week 2018, designers were spending their days and evenings working in their university studios, preparing for the catwalk and creating pieces that represent their ideas and passions. Before GFW18 begun, we collaborated with many brands to offer competitions, and the designers shortlisted in the Lenzing Sustainable Denim Competition, are the pioneers of tomorrow. Find out more about their work here.

THE UPCYCLED DESIGNS OF THE GFW18 M&S WOMENSWEAR AWARD WINNER

THE UPCYCLED DESIGNS OF THE GFW18 M&S WOMENSWEAR AWARD WINNER

As the awards were handed out at the Gala Show at Graduate Fashion Week 2018, the top 25 graduates held their breath awaiting the results. Aurelie Fontan, graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, was the recipient of the M&S Womenswear Award, with her six piece collection. The designs were dominated by bronze and gold tones, black highlights and a shimmer, with an aesthetic made up from upcycled materials.