Graduate Fashion Week are thrilled to congratulate, along with a number of our member universities, Kingston University BA(Hons) Fashion degree, having elevated to second place in prestigious Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings. The high-profile recognition cements our member universities among the highest ranked fashion universities world wide. 

Having shown successfully at Graduate Fashion Week’s 25th Anniversary, amongst a wealth of talent, 2016 Kingston graduate Caoimhe Savage carried off the prestigious Debenhams Menswear Award with a colourful military-inspired collection.

The show was one you would not want to miss, creating an unforgettable atmosphere and displaying an aptitude of gifted individuals work. We are overjoyed to be associated with Kingston and the genius that their incredible tutors nurture to form some of top fashion talent in the world!  

"To have secured such acknowledgement from the Business of Fashion, which features more than double the number of top institutions this year, speaks volumes about the high calibre of education we offer our students at Kingston University," Head of Fashion Associate Professor Elinor Renfrew said.

"The number of applications for our BA(Hons) programme goes up year on year and we are proud of the fact we attract some of the most talented design students from across the United Kingdom and other parts of the globe. They can be confident Kingston University is one of the best places to hone their creative skills while benefitting from strong links with industry and study safe in the knowledge they will be destined to join the high percentage of our graduates who go on to secure top positions with some of the biggest names in the business."

The global fashion school rankings are part of BoF’s annual report on the state of fashion education, which includes in-depth analysis of key geographies and detailed profiles of the top 50 undergraduate and top 25 graduate fashion programmes. The rankings were released following months of rigorous assessment, which included surveying top industry figures, academics and human resources professionals to amass their views on institutions' global influence. The experience of students was also a key focus, with undergraduates asked for feedback on the quality of teaching and learning at their institutions. Courses were additionally measured on their long-term value, examining graduates' readiness to embark on careers in the real world and the employment opportunities they went on to pursue.

congratulations to #13 Brighton, #16 Manchester Met, #21 Edinburgh, #29 Uni for the Creative Arts, #33 Nottingham Trent & #36 Ravensbourne