Day four is Gala day at GFW19! We’re wrapping things up with the International catwalk show at 11am, the Best of GFW show and then the big one at 19:30: the GFW19 Gala! We can’t wait to see who wins the Christopher Bailey Collection of the Year award, as well as the other awards being given out during the event. Over at the GFW Live! Talk Space, the final talks for the week will be hosted by Givenchy and Tu — not to be missed! Check out the final day events below.
Luxury brands and groups LVMH, Givenchy, Farfetch, Ralph Lauren and more will be present at GFW19! From the stands in the exhibition space which will host CV surgeries, networking and recruitment opportunities, to the discussions held in the GFW Live! Talk Space and Considered Design Hub powered by Farfetch, there’s so many ways that luxury brands are getting involved in GFW19. Find out more!
There’s only two days to go until GFW19! Last year, 30,000 people attended across four days of GFW — including industry, media, buyers, celebrity judges and guests — to name only a few! It’s a great opportunity to meet people, gain a better understanding of the industry, and promote yourself and your work. Ensure you make the most of your time at event with our GFW Checklist!
We caught up with GFF global ambassador Henry Holland, who has been working with GFW since 2016. Through the years, Henry has been a judge, a guest speaker, has released a range of tote bags with GFW and Primark, and much more. We sit down with henry to discuss his time with GFW, the skills he believes are crucial for young fashion professionals to possess, and his advice to the 2019 graduates.
On Tuesday, we’re looking forward to seeing Caryn Franklin MBE hold a workshop on how emotional intelligence can be harnessed to combat stress as well as Hilary Alexander OBC in conversation with Henry Holland at the end of the day. Over at the Considered Design Hub, powered by Farfetch, a panel will discuss the question: What does a UK Ethical Factory look like? Check out the full schedule of day three below!
We’ll be getting in to the swing of things on Day Two of GFW19! Check out what’s happening at the catwalk shows, GFW Live! Talk Space and the Considered Design Hub powered by Farfetch. We can’t wait to see Gok Wan In Conversation With Hilary Alexander OBE and brush up on our fashion law knowledge with the Panel: Fashion Law, Know Your Rights.
Make sure you don’t miss any of the action at GFW19. From the 23 catwalk shows, GFW Live! Talks, Considered Design Hub activities and exhibition stands running for the full four days, there’s so much to see and do at Graduate Fashion Week. Below, check out the schedules and pencil them in!
We’re excited to announce that luxury online retail platform, Farfetch, will be sponsoring the Considered Design Hub at GFW19! On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the Considered Design Hub will host a schedule of talks, panel discussions and workshops that look to address the burning issues of sustainability and responsible design and manufacturing in the fashion industry.
Head to the International exhibition at GFW19 to check out the stunning work that has been created by graduates around the world. Discover the universities that will show their work up close in the International Exhibition.
40 international schools from around the world will take part in GFW19, with an exciting lineup for the International Fashion Award Show and International Exhibition. Sponsored by Gap Inc, the International Fashion Award winner will receive a prize of £1,000, alongside the opportunity to showcase for free at London Fashion Week SS20. Read more here!
Today, we’re excited to announce the judges for the International Catwalk Show, who will deliberate over the final collections of graduates from countries like Australia, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, the US and more. The International Fashion Award, sponsored by Gap Inc. will be judged by…
This week we meet Chloe Street, Senior Fashion and Beauty Writer for the Evening Standard. Chloe joined 6 other influencers at our Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot in April, and sat down with GFW to discuss her career journey, which has taken her from marketing to event production and now to journalism. Chloe shares her advice for young writers who want to break into fashion media, and her thoughts on the future of print and online fashion publications.
To celebrate the launch of the Tu Scholarship winner collections in Sainsburys, we caught up with one the 2018 scholarship winners, Molly Hopwood, whose menswear collection can be found in selected stores and online now! Molly gives us a glimpse into her sketchbooks to see how the denim-focused collection, inspired by her graduate collection, came to be.
Emphasising the need for ethical and sustainable practises within the fashion industry, Graduate Fashion Week alongside sponsors Farfetch; the leading global technology platform for the luxury industry, have launched the Considered Design Hub for 2019.
This week, we’ve announced the judges for more than 20 awards and scholarships to be given at GFW19! The Collection of the Year Award is the biggest accolade to be given at GFW19. Meet the GFW19 Collection of the Year judges here.
Around 30 representatives from titles like Vogue, Drapers, LOVE magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Hunger, Vogue Business, Wonderland and more, came along to peruse through an array of graduate portfolios and garments which lined the private dining room of Balthazar, Covent Garden, for the GFW19 press breakfast.
Meet Rachael Sealy, a fashion and beauty blogger who joined us at the GFW19 Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot. As a plus sized influencer and woman of colour, Rachael is driven to break the stigma around black and plus-size fashion and beauty.
To celebrate the launch of our competition to win tickets to the V&A’s retrospective of the life and works of Mary Quant, GFW contributor Faith Richardson gives us a brief history of one of Britain’s iconic designers, whose feminist influence can still be seen almost 70 years later. Head to our Instagram to find out how you can win tickets!
GFW meets Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE RDI in her Rainbow Penthouse in Bermondsey, London, to discuss her 50 year career, why she’s joining GFW as a lifetime patron in 2019, the secret to her longevity and more.
This year was the first time we got to involve final year graduates within the making of the Talent of Tomorrow campaign shoot. Following submissions from tutors, we worked with our photographer, Erika Astrid and stylist Jennifer Mertens to select eleven talented students to help create content. Meet the team here!