On Wednesday the 17th January, GFW Alumni and winner of the TU Womenswear scholarship 2017, Laura Gillings, visited the TU clothing studio to introduce her stunning collection. The collection presents garments featuring Laura’s hand drawn prints, striped garments designed with ruffles to display a disorganised effect and statement slogans.
We held our first American showcase in New York on Tuesday, partnering with SmartFocus the Digital Messaging Cloud. We worked closely with major brands and publications during the trip, to highlight 27 years of work with fashion's next generation.
At this time in the academic year, weeks can become blurs that look vaguely like the inside of a studio but mostly like development work and final-year-collection stress. Whatever your fashion discipline, sometimes taking a step back and reconnecting with the wider world of fashion, art, textiles and photography, can give the energetic inspirational encouragement that you need to keep working.
One award that begun five years ago and has quickly risen to become one of the most sought after titles for young designers, is the LVMH prize. The LVMH Group- Louis Vuitton, Moet, Hennessy a luxury goods company working alongside 60 subsidiaries of prestigious global brands are hosting the LVMH Prize for the fifth year running.
We're so excited to announce that we're heading to New York, for our first American showcase! Partnering with SmartFocus, the Digital Messaging Cloud, Managing and Creative Director of GFW Martyn Roberts and Industry Trustee Hilary Alexander OBE, will be attending two major events aimed to highlight and showcase the work of Graduate Fashion Week.
After spending time at Pylot ('I learnt to break the rules') and beginning many passion projects, That's What She Said stood out as particularly poignant, and is set to rapidly expand with the help of agency Revolt. Read on to hear more about Izzy's experiences at Salford University, advice for succeeding at GFW18 and why she adamantly follows the mantra, “It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men” by Fredrick Douglass.
London Fashion Week Mens 2018 runs from 6th - 8th January, and with many exciting London based emerging designers participating, we’re more than excited to see the menswear talent on show. To celebrate the most innovative talent, we’ve compiled a list of three unmissable shows and presentations, that are sure to make waves across the menswear sector.
We caught up with Lian Poulson, a graduate from Carmarthen School of Art in South Wales to discuss her triumphs she has landed since showcasing her work at GFW17.
Harriet Eccleston, recent graduate of Northumbria University, showcased her designs at Graduate Fashion Week 2017. After being shortlisted for the Tu Scholarship award, the talented young designer has been awarded the Young Designer of the Year 2017 Award at the Midlands Fashion Awards! We caught up with Harriet to hear about her future plans, creative outlets and experiences in the industry so far.