To celebrate International Womens Day, we meet Carmarthen School of Art student, Anna Lowe. Studying fashion design and construction, Anna’s graduate collection ”Cohesion” is inspired by female fighters and protectors, aiming to celebrate and empower women.
The creative design co-ordinator at Selfridges spoke with us about her experience post-GFW and has some great pieces of advice to share with undergraduates.
After participating in GFW09, Verity Pemberton transitioned from a designer at Urban Outfitters, to freelancing as a creative consultant and stylist. Now an art director at Burberry and editor of moon magazine, Verity shares her multi-hyphenate career journey.
The GFW17 alumni shares with us what happened after she got scouted at the event, and how working at ASOS shaped her aspirations and career goals.
We caught up with the young designer while he’s preparing for London Fashion Week, where he will present his collection supported by House of Peroni.
The GFW Catwalk Textile Award winner shares with us the unexpected turns in her career and what showcasing at GFW17 meant for her.
The founder and director of DVR Equestrian Sport shares with us what Graduate Fashion Week meant for her career and the benefits of the year in the industry that allowed her to make important and long-lasting connections.
Hannah Jenkinson showcased her knitwear collection at GFW08 and since then moved to another continent, undertook more studies, and worked for few big brands, while developing her own work. We caught up with her for a quick interview where she shares with us how focusing on her craft and skill allowed her to be highly employable.
Graduate Fashion Week alumnus from 2017, Daniel Rynne has finalised his collection for Debenhams, where he was working for the past year. The brand, known for supporting new design talent, announced Daniel’s ‘pop-up’ Autumn Winter 18 collection in September 2018.
We caught up with our graduate, Sophie Mannion to explore her Fashion and Accessories Design career following GFW 2015. Sophie tells us how working for a commercial brand can be challenging, but also rewarding, because of its social impact.
As a designer for the high street, we caught up with Chloe Jones, alumni of GFW 2012 to learn more about her opinions on the sustainable fashion movement and why she’s living and working for the present moment. Imploring that the journey through a fashion career “might not always be how you expected it to be”, we discussed the innate differences between luxury brands and high street, and why Chloe feels the high street provides the opportunity for creativity to continually bloom.
Mike Key, has explored many different facets of the industry, from brand development to production, since showcasing at GFW in 2016. From working in mentoring and education to managing production for Liam Hodges, Mike is learning how to navigate the global industry in a post-Brexit world.
Kingston School of Art student Ella Barrow, is in the middle of an exciting part of her career- having just completed an internship with Ralph Lauren in New York, and now spending time on the team at Erdem, we caught up to hear how she’s feeling about the experience, how her passion for sustainability has informed her studies and the unpredictable nature of the fashion industry.
Louise’s collection was influenced and encouraged by the power print and significance of silhouette. Her love for the Chinese calligraphy and the dramatic, abstract marking unfolded when she completed a three month internship in China. Find out more in our interview!
From his bold relocation to Italy and working with MaxMara group as a recent graduate, to moving to New York to produce and design knitwear for Belstaff, Rory has taken each opportunity presented to him and forged his own path. We caught up with the industry pioneer and Graduate Fashion Week alumni to learn more about the conception of his brand MRC Knitwear , how his university taught him the technicalities of knitwear and what it’s like to design internationally.
Having founded an exciting new label titled Tailored Casuals, Ryan Brockbank doesn’t do things by halves. From watching his graduate collection saunter down the runway in 2017 a few moments after his daughter was born, to launching his own label to the interest of Saville Row , Ryan has mixed a realistic perspective with a talent for understanding the aesthetic of his consumer.
Plymouth College of Art alumni, vibrant designer and mother Amy Bray, spent her time backstage at Graduate Fashion Week 2018, not only styling her pieces but being filmed by the BBC. Amy’s collection, “SIT DOWN SHUT UP!” and her journey to Graduate Fashion Week was filmed by the BBC, as one of the first ever fashions segments to be included on the ‘Inside Out’ local feature.
There are many developments in the fashion industry that are disrupting the way that we produce, wear and talk about clothing. From the technological advances that produced the AI models of instagram to aeronautical engineering solving the waste problem surrounding baby clothes, the new generation are creating and evolving new ways of working.
We caught up with Ericka as she considers her future in the industry, from specialising in print and textile design and prioritising self care during the creation of your graduate collection to individual designers responsibility to the betterment of the industry and monopolising your time to expand your skill set beyond university.
We caught up with Kirandeep Bassan, the Zandra Rhodes Textile Award winner from GFW 2013, to hear more about her journey into the industry for the last few years. From working collaboratively with other brands as a freelancer to pursuing her own line of graphic printed work, Kirandeep has forged her own path into the wider industry, putting her creativity and passion at the forefront.