Yesterday evening Graduate Fashion Foundation, the charity behind Graduate Fashion Week in association with UK Fashion & Textiles Association (UKFT), hosted an exclusive reception at the Houses of Parliament, celebrating their strong ties with leading industry experts, bringing together fashion’s brightest young graduate talent and key policy makers.
Marks & Spencer have combined their in house expertise with young design talent, to produce a collection of exclusive evening wear pieces. The collaborative collection consists of 11 pieces with creative prints and classic silhouettes. Claire Tagg, runner up at GFW17, has created a collaborative collection with the experts at M&S, and it's available to buy now.
Graduate Fashion Week's Managing and Creative Director Martyn Roberts and renowned British fashion journalist Hilary Alexander OBE held a masterclass at University the Brighton on 3rd November.
The exclusive House of Parliament reception is an annual event hosted by Graduate Fashion Week in partnership with UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT). The event will be held at The Riverside Terrace, Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 14th November to celebrate and support the best talent from 2017 and, to launch GFW 2018.
Graduate Fashion Week is going global, are we're thrilled to announce that thirteen of our graduates will be showcasing their inspiring collections in Dubai for Fashion Forward 2017.
We’ve caught up with Caroline Booth, Fashion Product Design graduate from NTU and winner of our GFW Fashion Marketing award this year! Caroline’s minimalistic designs and unquestionable branding lead her to scoop up the prize at Graduate Fashion Week, she has given us all the information on her incredible final year project and her experience of University.
Graduate Fashion Week isn't just an exciting event that takes place at the end of the university year- we have several initiatives that run all year round in order to support our graduates through the transition between student life and being part of an international industry.
Recently returned from a three month trip around America, Megan Evans, is ready to enter the industry. As the winner of the YKK Accessories Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2017, her garments have been on display in the YKK showrooms in Shoreditch. The colourful embroidery and artistic illustration on the pieces makes seeing them up close, worthwhile the trip to East London. Her thirst and energy for fashion, art, design and sports is clear, and contagious. We caught up with the emerging designer to hear her thoughts about the changing industry, where her future lies and carving a space for art and fashion to collide.
We are so excited to announce the launch of The Protégé Project for GFW. A scheme especially designed to support the award winners of the Graduate Fashion Week event that we host each June. The protégé project was created to aid our graduates as they enter the industry.
On Wednesday 11th October, GFW Managing and Creative Director Martyn Roberts and former British Fashion Journalist of the Year and freelancer Hilary Alexander OBE held a Graduate Fashion Week masterclass at Northumbria University.