The Graduate Fashion Foundation charity is delighted to announce that from 12th – 16th November we will be running series of national masterclasses in partnership with Ralph Lauren. During the GFF tour we will be visiting five host universities and colleges across the UK and in total 20 Graduate Fashion Week member universities will have the opportunity to benefit from the advice and information presented.

These extra-curricular professional talks provide much needed preparation for the undergraduates and key tips on life after graduation, helping them make the most of the opportunities on offer, as well as the best way to present their work, speak to recruiters and secure jobs. They will include discussions on how to promote yourself pre, during and post GFW, how to transform your CV into one you cannot ignore, and how to get involved with Graduate Fashion Foundation year round.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Ralph Lauren on our 2018 Graduate Fashion Foundation series of National Masterclasses. Each year GFF sees exciting and innovative fashion talent take over the catwalk and exhibitions at our main Graduate Fashion Week event. We look forward to sharing industry knowledge and advice with undergraduates from 20 of the charity’s member universities as we continue to support them entering the fashion industry.”

Martyn Roberts, Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week

The day of masterclasses will be completed by two speakers from Graduate Fashion Foundation and one representing Ralph Lauren. The five-day tour of masterclasses will be held at host university with three neighbouring universities attending:

Mon 12th Nov – Arts University Bournemouth (Brighton, Falmouth and Bath Spa)

Tues 13th Nov – University Creative Arts, Epsom (UCA Rochester, Ravensbourne, Kingston)

Weds 14th Nov – Nottingham Trent University (De Montfort Norwich, Northampton)

Thurs 15th Nov – Manchester School of Art (Manchester Fashion Institute, Salford, Sheffield Hallam)

Friday 16th Nov – Edinburgh College of Art (Glasgow, Northumbria, Central Lancashire)

Alongside these Masterclasses, representatives of Ralph Lauren will be interviewing and viewing portfolios from second year students for opportunities at the Company’s New York headquarters next summer. The Graduate Fashion Foundation offers the opportunity to scout top students from our pool of talent at member universities.

Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s largest event for BA Fashion talent and will be taking place on the 2rd -5th June 2019 at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London.