Graduate Fashion Week are pleased to announce our very first Global Ambassadors, who will be joining the charity’s Patrons; Christopher Bailey MBE, Victoria Beckham, Nick Knight OBE and Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE RDI. The Global Ambassadors have each pledged to help mentor and support graduates nationwide in the upcoming year.
"Graduate Fashion Week has become a vital portal for graduates across the board. The synergy that emanates from their annual showcase is palpable. It’s an incredible exchange of ideas and resources as well as saluting next generation talent."
- MANDI LENNARD, Founder, Mandi’s Basement.
"Our future is the new generation and GFW has an important role in future of talented designers. To be ambassador is a great honour and gives me the chance to meet a new wave of international creatives."
- SARA MAINO, Senior Editor, Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents.
"Graduate Fashion Week has always been important for me to scout the next generation of fashion talent - not just in design, but also in photography, styling and media creation - so I'm very happy to take on the role as their ambassador."
- SUSIE LAU, Founder, Style Bubble.
"Graduate Fashion Week, provides vital platform to market the innovations of post graduates to press and business. Our visionary thinkers have taken 3 years or more to examine important issues facing our industry such as design aesthetics, technology, sustainability, diversity and accountability. It’s these new perspectives and enhanced creativity from graduates that will refresh and educate those already in the field."
- CARYN FRANKLIN M.B.E. Fashion Commentator and Agent of Change; Professor of Diversity at Kingston University.
"I am extremely excited to be named as one of the first ever ambassadors of Graduate Fashion Week. The talent they nurture is vital to keeping the UK fashion industry cutting edge."
- ALESHA DIXON, Singer, TV Presenter, Fashion Designer and Member of the Board, Little Black Dress.
"Graduate fashion week is an invaluable platform for all fashion graduates. We work in an incredibly competitive industry and the hardest part can be ensuring your work is seen by the right people. Graduate Fashion week is the platform that connects students with industry leaders and large companies, giving graduates the best possible start."
- HENRY HOLLAND, Founder and Creative Director, House of Holland.