GFW have partnered with Fashion Revolution to do a Q+A with questions from this generations fashion revolutionaries aka you! Fashion Revolution are a global movement starting up in 2013. We’re putting your sustainability, ethical and good practise questions to Fashion Revolution next week- comment with your questions, now!
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.
As we move into a digital era, with social media becoming more prominent and influential in the industry, we're pleased to announce that we're appointing Digital Ambassadors! With support from Stylists, Journalists and Activists, we're excited to extend the ethos of Graduate Fashion Week beyond the annual event in Truman Brewery and into the digital sphere.
It is officially less than two weeks until GFW18 which means little time left to prepare all of the last minute’s essentials. We have combined and provided some top tips and tricks to guarantee you utilise all of the benefits from our exhibition extravaganza. Remember, GFW18 is there to ease the transition from education to employment, so make sure to speak to everyone, attend all the talks and really make the most out of the experience!
Each year, the GFW Live! Talk Space becomes host to numerous workshops, talks and demonstrations form industry experts. With an interdisciplinary approach, the topics range from the power of the influencer, conversations with iconic model Twiggy to London Beauty Artists and 'Survive and Thrive' a two part workshop on emotional intelligence with Professor Caryn Franklin MBE.
GFW18 is fast approaching with now less than two weeks to go! Through campaigns such as #FeatureFriday, we've been able to see beyond the walls of a university studio to see the provocative, original and artistic designs that have been created and explored this year.
Anxiety and stress are two common issues with students who feel the pressures at university, particularly during deadline season. Anxiety is a mental health illness, we know that it is not easy to relieve but there are activities that can minimise stress and aid anxiety symptoms. These suggestions should not be used in lieu of seeking professional treatment for stress, anxiety and depression, and we recommend always speaking with your lecturers and care support teams at your university if you’re struggling.
With over 30 awards at GFW18, from design, stands and marketing, we're focused on recognising those with an outstanding ability from across the different fashion disciplines. The most prestigious of these awards, is the Christopher Bailey Gold Award- won by the designer for the first time in 1991.
This year sees new brands flock to support Graduate Fashion Week the largest showcase of BA talent in the world, and the emerging young talent it represents. Ralph Lauren, John Lewis, Johnstons of Elgin, Tessuti and Size? are the latest leading retailers to get involved in the four-day event that aims to bridge the gap between graduation and employment, joining the likes of George, SmartFocus, ASOS, Boohoo, L’Oréal Professionnel, Bonmarche, Mothercare, Gap Inc., YKK and Boux Avenue.
Here at Graduate Fashion Week, we not only have UK based institutions, but many from around the globe! Our International Fashion Award Show this year takes place on Wednesday 6th June in the Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, and features over 50 international universities, from Australia, USA, China, Russia and more.
Today, there are over a hundred institutions that offer fashion design courses in the UK alone; in our hyper-connected society of social media, the industry has never been so competitive. But the competition is not the only pressure, as the attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship required to study fashion design is a famously demanding journey which often involves tough criticism from tutors. 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.
Finnish-born Sandra Haglestam, the creative behind 5 inch and up, has been in the fashion industry since graduating from London College of Fashion, having moved to London 9 years ago. The Content Creator and Actress recently participated in the GFW18 Talent of Tomorrow Campaign, styling the wares of Teresa Lee from Manchester School of Art.
As we strive to be at the forefront of an inclusive industry, for GFW18's Talent of Tomorrow Campaign, we worked with influencers from all walks of life, representing our audience and values through our campaign imagery. We're proud to work with pioneers, those at the forefront of movements fighting for positive fashion.
Now in our 27th year, we continue to bring the latest innovative and exciting emerging talent to the world’s attention, showcasing the fashion innovators of tomorrow with a four-day event in London on the 3rd - 6th June 2018.
Here at Graduate Fashion Week, we not only have UK based institutions, but many from around the globe. Our International Fashion Award Show this year takes place on Wednesday 6th June in the Truman Brewery, Shoreditch.
ITS 2018, International Talent Support, is now in the 16th year! Ready to gather a new generation of creativity in Trieste on 27 June 2018, the initiative has just announced the shortlists for various categories, including Accessories, Jewellery, Fashion and Artwork.
Ahead of GFW18, beginning on 3rd June 2018, at the Truman Brewery Shoreditch, we brought together influencers and models to shoot graduate collections. With many creative and inventive designs from across the UK and from our International Universities, the calibre of design talent continues to improve year on year.
Recently, Graduate Fashion Week took part in the TASK PR press day in Central London! Our stand included the creative portfolios of soon-to-be graduates, the designs of students from our member universities and a film educating the media in attendance of the largest showcase of BA graduate talent in the world! Whilst the inventive pieces were available, many of the media wore the garments for a streetstyle shoot.
We are so pleased to announce that along with Nadja Swarovski joining Graduate Fashion Foundation as an International Lifetime Patron, the world-renowned crystal company will provide 28 crystal trophies for the award winners at the prestigious Gala Award Show, and supported a new Swarovski Sustainable Accessories Competition showcasing upcycled crystal!
We are proud to announce our continued partnership with Tu for the third year running. Following the success of previous years, the 2018 partnership will see both a Womenswear and Menswear graduate receive a year-long scholarship within the Tu design team in Coventry. The lucky graduates will embark on a mentorship with acclaimed British designers Oliver Spencer, who joins for a second year running as menswear mentor, and Teatum Jones who join for the first time, mentoring for womenswear.