Graduate Fashion Week is renowned for celebrating the diversity and expanding talent of fashion institutions globally. GFW not only showcases design students work in the form of catwalks, but also praises the inventive talents from courses such as print, weaving, photography, journalism, graphics and more. Within the fashion industry it is crucial that companies have employees from various disciplines, with individual skills and assets. There will be so many awards up for grabs, from our Visionary Knitwear award to ASOS Future Talents Communications award which reveals the adversity of our graduate capabilities. Find out below which individual elements of the industry you'll be able to find at GFW18.
Each year our design talent advances immensely. The broad knowledge and incredible technicalities that our students present is incomparable and demonstrates the visionaries that will shape the future of fashion. Showcasing menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, lingerie and swimwear to name a few, GFW18 is looking to be the biggest and best year of graduate collections yet.
Fashion photography, videography and visual representation is also a growing importance within the fashion industry with increasing number of student interest. Visual representation of fashion, whether it be collections, accessories or beauty is the most important part of communication and promotion within the industry. Without the storytelling involved in campaigns, it would be impossible for designers to communicate the context and meaning of their work. The variety of outcomes presented at GFW is astounding, with fascinating projects and interpretations on various themes and ideas.
Textiles & Print
The versatility in textiles courses at our member universities is huge, with graduates showcasing professional practitioner and designer potential. Majority of textile courses allow the student to specialise is an area preferred to them, which could be print or weave.
The textile students of today are using imaginative techniques to discover new methods to design and create fabrics consisting of sustainable and futuristic approaches.
Fashion writing and communication by means of text and imagery is becoming a growing interest in fashion students. An aspiring fashion journalist typically would spend a lot of time researching and interviewing, creating unusual and interesting topics to cover in artistic and articulate ways. We cannot wait to see the outcomes of our communicative students, and to find out what topics or issues they have covered.
Graphic design covers a broad field allowing students to use a variety of different materials. From digital communication to hand drawn art, stencilling, printing and more. Graphic fanatics within fashion can be free to design and adapt artistic designs, whether that be for logos and packaging for garment collections, digital art such as GIFS and videos, invitations and posters or magazine layouts.
The diverse disciplines that our graduates specialise in make GFW not only an incredibly diverse event, but also inspirational to know that the future of fashion is in the hands of some of the most inventive, ingenious and original creatives in the world.
Words by Amber Whitaker