Our GFF Talent this week is Ayliffe Scott Cumming, a Fashion Communications and Branding graduate from Arts University Bournemouth. Hailing from South Africa, Ayliffe was inspired by her home country in her final project, a showroom and website which aim to promote and provide a platform for young African designers who struggle to find a market at home.
This week we meet fashion design graduate Frankie Spry from UCA Epsom. Frankie’s final collection was inspired by her experience as a physical training instructor in the British Army, which she did alongside her fashion degree. Aesthetically, her menswear collection experiments with urban camouflage, while her conceptual focus revolved around recycling and salvaging materials otherwise destined for landfill. Frankie’s ultimate message is to encourage consumers to put down their phones and become weekend warriors.
This week, our final GFF Talent to share before GFW19! We meet Rochelle Lambourn, a final year Fashion Management and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University. Rochelle’s final project is a trend book that delves into the world of body modification and the future of identity expression. “It’s well known that people choose to express themselves through the choice of clothing, but what if altering the body through science and technology became a form of self-expression?” she questions.
This week’s GFF Talent is Gloria Ogunyinka from Norwich university of the Arts. Her final collection — which happens to be the first collection in her brand GLRGNYNK — explores her experience as a mixed race girl growing up in Liverpool. Gloria’s collection, called SPOT THE REAL THUG, seeks to challenge preconceived ideas about what the media and society deem to be thugs, looking particularly at football hooligans.
This week our GFF Talent is Hannah Shaw from Manchester Fashion Institute. Her final collection is all about social media: the value of sharing a true reflection of yourself online vs. a curated image of perfection. Read on to find out why Hannah is passionate about showing your honest self online.
Recently, GFW17 alumni Harriet Eccleston was invited to Moscow to present her designs at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, as part of a Global Talents initiative. She tells us how this opportunity came about, what she’s up to next and the biggest lesson she’s learnt in starting her label.
Our GFF Talent this week is Shakeem Hart from Coventry University. Inspired by marine life as well as the current political and social climate in the UK, Shakeem’s message is simple: “Wear whatever you like — be brave, take risks or don’t take risks — just be you,” he says.
This week we meet Gwen Harris, a final year fashion design student from Nottingham Trent university. Gwen’s final collection is a nostalgic trip into a teenager’s bedroom, tapping into her memories of her own bedroom replete with stacks of CD’s, posters and band tees which celebrates the “awkward teenage years that help us become who we are as adults.”
This week we meet Eve Mossman, a fourth year student at Heriot Watt University in the Scottish borders. Eve’s final collection is inspired by Millennials, and aims to break the stereotypes attached to the generation. Using social media motifs and unexpected but recognisable details throughout her streetwear-inflected collection, Eve wants to prove that there is much more to her generation than meets the eye.
This week, to celebrate Fashion Revolution Week, our GFF Talent is Hannah Stote, a final year fashion design student from Bath Spa university whose final collection is sustainably-driven knitwear inspired by traditional styles from British fishing villages.
This week, our GFF Talent spotlight hits Norwich University of the Arts where Phoebe Constable is experimenting with creating innovative bio plastics that look to redefine fast fashion. Phoebe is aiming to make sustainable fashion relevant, colourful and creative.
This week we meet Hillary Marerwa, a final year student at Norwich University of the Arts, who caught our attention with her unique knitted denim. Hillary’s been salvaging denim jeans, transforming around 500 metres of fabric by cutting them into strips and knitting them into entirely new creations.
This week, meet five fashion art direction students from Manchester School of Art who were tasked with creating editorials using only graduate collections from around the UK.
This week we catch up with Joel Boyd, founder of London menswear brand JOBO. The GFW14 graduate discusses how he’s incorporating his passion for music into his work, the importance of creating a more racially diverse fashion industry, and the anti-climatic start to his career.
Meet GFF Talent Yuxuan Zhou, a second year fashion design student at University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. Alongside design, Zhou’s passion is for illustration — a skill that she’s been honing since childhood. Inspired by Anime and life drawing, she combines styles to create something entirely unique.
Meet Jasmine MacPhee, a fashion promotion graduate of Ravensbourne who won the GFW15 New Media Award. Since graduation, MacPhee has freelanced as a graphic designer and in 2018 launched Find Your Intern, a platform which not only advertises paid placements in fashion, but also creates guides and templates to help young creatives put their best foot forward as they start their career.
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.