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WHAT'S ON, DAY TWO

WHAT'S ON, DAY TWO

With day one of GFW having flown past already, we are already seeing the amazing and emerging talent that our graduates have been creating the past year! There will be plenty more catwalk shows and talks you will not want to miss. 

GFW18 GALA AWARDS SHOW

GFW18 GALA AWARDS SHOW

With GFW starting tomorrow, the excitement is sky high knowing there is only 4 days until our Gala Award Show. The Gala Award show finishes off our four days of a fashion spectacular with students from our member universities winning life changing awards.

BOYS BY GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING COMPETITION PHOTOSHOOT RELEASE

BOYS BY GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING COMPETITION PHOTOSHOOT RELEASE

The Boys by Girls Styling and Photography Competition gave two students, one stylist and one photographer, the opportunity to work with Cecilie Harris, Editor-in-Chief of Boys by Girls, on a shoot to be published on the female gaze focused magazine! We're pleased to say that the imagery produced on this photoshoot, has now been released! Check out the appealing and beautiful images below, or over on the Boys by Girls website.

THE CONSIDERED DESIGN SHOWCASE WITH JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN

THE CONSIDERED DESIGN SHOWCASE WITH JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN

Considered Design Showcase, with the graduate winner receiving £750 and an additional £250 for the winning university. The award recognises a student’s outstanding specific contribution to a range of pertinent ethical or societal issues relating to fashion design which include a range of factors from diversity, ethics of manufacturing and the environmental impacts on fabric and material choice. 

RICHARD QUINN, TWIGGY AND CARYN FRANKLIN MBE AND MORE IN THE GFW LIVE! TALK SPACE

RICHARD QUINN, TWIGGY AND CARYN FRANKLIN MBE AND MORE IN THE GFW LIVE! TALK SPACE

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. 

ELLE, LVMH AND MORE TO JUDGE THE CHRISTOPHER BAILEY GOLD AWARD

ELLE, LVMH AND MORE TO JUDGE THE CHRISTOPHER BAILEY GOLD AWARD

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. 

FROM ASOS TO RALPH LAUREN - THE BRANDS FEATURED IN THE EXHIBITION AT GFW18

FROM ASOS TO RALPH LAUREN - THE BRANDS FEATURED IN THE EXHIBITION AT GFW18

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.

SWAROVSKI CONTINUE THEIR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AT GFW18

SWAROVSKI CONTINUE THEIR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AT GFW18

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!

OLIVER SPENCER & TEATUM JONES TO MENTOR THE TU SCHOLARSHIPS

OLIVER SPENCER & TEATUM JONES TO MENTOR THE TU SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

RICHARD QUINN X DEBENHAMS AT GFW18

RICHARD QUINN X DEBENHAMS AT GFW18

Graduate Fashion Week is proud to announce that British department store Debenhams will partnering with the charity for the third year running for 2018. The retailer which introduced designer collaborations to the high street will bring an exciting roster of visiting Fashion Designers to the event including LFW’s award winning Richard Quinn.

DR PAM HOGG, CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN & DANIEL LISMORE JOIN GFF AS GLOBAL AMBASSADORS

DR PAM HOGG, CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN & DANIEL LISMORE JOIN GFF AS GLOBAL AMBASSADORS

We are delighted to announce three new Global Ambassadors are joining the 27 year old charity! Iconic British fashion designer’s Dr Pam Hogg and Christopher Raeburn alongside creative and living artist Daniel Lismore are thrilled to join the line-up as the latest supporters of the internationally acclaimed charity, best known for our four-day Graduate Fashion Week event each June, which has become a key source for new talent, inspiration and innovation and is an essential part of the industry’s annual calendar.

Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections. A graduate himself, of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher has become well-known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics. His clothing is defined by distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality and sustainable intelligence. A regular on the catwalks of London Fashion Week, his brand is now stocked in stores around the globe.

“I think increasingly a lot of big brands look to Graduate Fashion Week for true, raw, creativity. Ultimately, it’s a springboard for the next generation and I have to say it's impressive how 'complete' many graduates are when they leave university. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the design work. I wanted to get involved to hopefully inspire graduates and let them know that building your own business is possible”

Christopher Raeburn

Dr Pam Hogg photographed by Donald Christie
Image of Daniel Lismore from 'Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken', published by SkiraRizzoli and photographed by Colin Douglas Gray

 

Dubbed England’s ‘most eccentric dresser’ by Vogue US, Daniel Lismore is a London based creative, designer and stylist whose work has received international recognition. Daniel started out modelling for the likes of Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, then emerged as one of London's most inventive dressers at early noughties club nights like Boombox. In 2017 Daniel also published his first major publication “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken”, to accompany his US exhibition at SCAD FASH: Museum of Fashion and Film.

 

“GFW has become a major moment in London's fashion industry. The top designers go to find proteges. It’s always full of fresh ideas and I’ve noticed these find their way to the end consumer via the whole spectrum of the fashion industry - from likes of Chanel at the luxury end to the high street stores like M&S” 

Daniel Lismore

 

Pam Hogg was once named by ELLE Magazine as the ‘Caledonian Queen of Cling’. Having studied Printed Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, the Scottish born designer moved to London during the late 1970’s to study an MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art. Throughout the 80’s and early 90’s Hogg produced distinctive clubwear with a punk attitude using a variety of materials such as stretch Lycra and PVC. Pam continues to be recognised for her barrier-breaking and often controversial designs, and in 2016 received an honorary doctorate for her contribution to fashion.

 

.. me n my shadow DJing London few yrs ago .. Paris tomorrow eve.. 🇫🇷 🎧💫 ..

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“Having been in the business a long time and managed to survive regardless of my unorthodox approach, I feel I've a wealth of knowledge to offer from a different perspective”

Dr Pam Hogg

 

The three new Global Ambassadors join the current thirteen who were appointed in 2016 to celebrate the charities 25th anniversary. They include Julien Macdonald, Caryn Franklin MBE, Holly Fulton, Gareth Pugh, Mandi Lennard and Henry Holland to name a few. Pam, Christopher and Daniel will be present during the event offering advice and expertise to participating students as well as attending the prestigious Gala Award Show which closes the event.

 

HEAD AROUND THE WORLD WITH GRADUATE FASHION WEEK

HEAD AROUND THE WORLD WITH GRADUATE FASHION WEEK

Head around the world with us every Wednesday where our Instagram is going to be taken over to bring to you exciting posts and news. If you don’t already follow us, ensure you do, on @officialgfw, as this is not something you will want to miss!