We're very happy to announce that Drapers are sponsoring the ‘Fashion Publication Award’ this June! Drapers will have a stand, where they will be giving out information regarding what they expect from new graduates that work with them, using job examples and offering expert advice. It is a fantastic opportunity for students of all ages to come and expand their career horizons. Getting invaluable knowledge from an exciting and insider voice in the industry!

"Drapers has been at the heart of UK fashion for 130 years and we're committed to supporting graduate talent as they navigate through a changing industry, by providing them with the information they need to develop their own careers and future-proof the businesses they work for."

Graduate Fashion Week is the largest showcase of graduate talent in the world, and we aim to ease the transition from university into the working world, so having Drapers on board is exciting for everyone that attends GFW!

Fashion Publications inspire and inform generations of fashion audiences, communicating fashion message through image and the written word. Despite the growth of new media formats, the Fashion Publication is still as desirable on object as it ever has been, with independent and established publications continuing to thrive. 

Project submissions for the Fashion Publication Award are sought from students producing inspiring and innovative printed fashion publications that resonate with the Industry and intended audience. Students should demonstrate quality of writing, imagery, layout design and a professional standard of production. 

Judges will be looking for creativity and original thinking and relevance to market. Quality and execution/translation of concept into the final solution/project are also to be taken into consideration. The work will need to include a supporting statement to contextualize the work produced. The winning student will recieve £750 and thier university shall receive £250. 

In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive 2 tickets to the GFW Award Show on Wednesday 7th June . All the Exhibition Award Winners will have their winning work clearly highlighted on Wednesday 7th June and a mention during the GFW Gala Awards Show in the evening.

"We're delighted to support Graduate Fashion Week, as it showcases the work of rising stars and provides an opportunity for the industry to get a glimpse of the next generation of fashion."

Drapers will be offering advice and answering your questions, so make sure to buy your tickets now