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Rosella May Interview

Rosella May Interview

We caught up with graduate of Nottingham Trent University and award winner at GFW25, Rosella May, to see what she's been up to since the long days of sewing and toiling to put together a collection to send down the catwalk in Truman Brewery. It's been a busy yet exciting year for the young designer- read on to find out more about her time working alongside SEO Jarkata in Indonesia, experiences designing within a different culture and what it's like to now be a junior denim designer at Calvin Klein!

Celebrating the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award

Celebrating the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award

Graduate Fashion Week has been the launching platform for designers such as Christopher Bailey, Julien McDonald and Stella McCartney. For 13 years the Gold Award has been awarded to designers who have demonstarated outstanding creativity, personality and innovation. In this post we look at some past winner of this award and what they are doing now. 

 In 2011 Rory Langdon from Nottingham Trent University was recognised for his exceptional ability in design, cut and construction and excellent use of colour and fabric with the Gold Award. He now works in Italy as a freelance knitwear designer after having worked for Mugler, Belstaff and Max Mara. 

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Not only did Chloe Jones from Bath Spa University win the Gold Award in 2012, she also took home the Womenswear Award. She then went on to show at London Fashion Week with Fashion Scout and now works as a Junior Designer at River Island. 

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Last year's Gold Award winner Hazel Symons from De Montfort University, won the Award with her collection of monochrome pieces that were bolted together rather than sewn. This collection was innovative and forward thinking and truly unique. Sophie is currently working with Sophie Hulme, who was one of the judges, as an Accessory Design Intern. 

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We are so proud of all the talent that has been exhibited at GFW and can't wait to see what is coming up this year on the 4th to 7th June. 

This year we are giving away a total of 4 tickets to 2 lucky winners to see a show during London Fashion Week! You can win 2 tickets to this year's Ones to Watch Show at the Fashion Scout catwalk on Friday 17th February at 3:30pm. The show includes Orange Culture, an ultra modern menswear brand and RU a womenswear brand inspired by exploding and cracking buildings. 

A separate winner will win 2 tickets to see the Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner - Katie Ann McGuigan Show where you'll see outstanding prints alongside modern and graphic silhouettes. The show will take place on Saturday 18th February at 5pm.

Both shows will take place at the Freemasons' Hall, London, WC2B 5AZ. No transport will be provided.

 

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Our Top 10 Favourite Social Media Posts From Our Ambassadors

Our Top 10 Favourite Social Media Posts From Our Ambassadors

 

We recently announced our brand new Global Ambassadors and they have been busy sharing their thoughts online. We’ve been looking through their accounts and are excited to share with you our top ten favourite posts

1. We're more than half way through dry January and it seems like Henry Holland is struggling...

2. As a fashion commentator Caryn Franklin's Twitter it full of interesting tweets on fashion and diversity, however we're picking this as our favourite and wishing Caryn a belated happy birthday. We hope the neighbours were ok! 

3. When is comes to style, she's the queen. In this Instagram post Susie Lau shows off her baby bump in style. 

4. We're not sure what Gareth Pugh is doing here, but we love it! 

5. It's ok Henry Holland, we think you look good. 

6. We feel your pain Mandi Lennard. Hopefully it won't be bad during Graduate Fashion Week in June! 

7. Here's another one from Caryn Franklin. If anyone fancies a design challenge here it is. 

8. Here's Gok Wan showing us that home really is the best place to be with this adorable Instagram post.

9. We've all at some point wanted to go to Disney World; Alesha Dixon has fulfilled her dream.

10. Sara Maino is always scouting for talent, here's one of her latest finds from her Instagram.

M&S Womenswear Award - Qiwei Jiang

M&S Womenswear Award - Qiwei Jiang

We caught up with our 25th Anniversary award winners to ask them about their experience of GFW, how they got there and what they have planned for their futures in fashion!

Fashion Marketing Award - Nuala Convery

Fashion Marketing Award - Nuala Convery

We caught up with our 25th Anniversary award winners to ask them about their experience of GFW, how they got there and what they have planned for their futures in fashion!

Karen Millen Portfolio Award - Emily Bunch

Karen Millen Portfolio Award - Emily Bunch

We caught up with our 25th Anniversary award winners to ask them about their experience of GFW, how they got there and what they have planned for their futures in fashion!

Barclays New Business Award - Danielle Reynolds

Barclays New Business Award - Danielle Reynolds

We caught up with our 25th Anniversary award winners to ask them about their experience of GFW, how they got there and what they have planned for their futures in fashion!

David Band Textiles Award - Alice Potts

David Band Textiles Award - Alice Potts

We caught up with our 25th Anniversary award winners to ask them about their experience of GFW, how they got there and what they have planned for their futures in fashion!