Every year, Graduate Fashion Week celebrates the most extraordinary talents from UK and around the world, ushering them into spotlight as they take home the most prestigious awards given to graduates in fashion. 

This year, our judges couldn’t help but notice one graduate in particular for her work’s impeccable visual impact and originality- Halina North from Edinburgh College of Art, whose womenswear collection won both the Christopher Bailey Gold Award and the Hilary Alexander Trailblazer Award in partnership with Swarovski! 

Halina North not only impressed our judges at GFW17, but has turned heads across the industry. She has been announced as a semi finalist for the H&M design award! The semi-final will take place in London on November 29. Stay tuned for more information about the finalists and the winner of H&M Design Award 2018.

Here at Graduate Fashion Week we wish Halina good luck for the final, and congratulations for being shortlisted!



Words by Annabel Waterhouse-Biggins