We are delighted to announce three new Global Ambassadors are joining the 27 year old charity! Iconic British fashion designer’s Dr Pam Hogg and Christopher Raeburn alongside creative and living artist Daniel Lismore are thrilled to join the line-up as the latest supporters of the internationally acclaimed charity, best known for our four-day Graduate Fashion Week event each June, which has become a key source for new talent, inspiration and innovation and is an essential part of the industry’s annual calendar.
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections. A graduate himself, of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher has become well-known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics. His clothing is defined by distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality and sustainable intelligence. A regular on the catwalks of London Fashion Week, his brand is now stocked in stores around the globe.
“I think increasingly a lot of big brands look to Graduate Fashion Week for true, raw, creativity. Ultimately, it’s a springboard for the next generation and I have to say it's impressive how 'complete' many graduates are when they leave university. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the design work. I wanted to get involved to hopefully inspire graduates and let them know that building your own business is possible”
Dr Pam Hogg photographed by Donald Christie
Image of Daniel Lismore from 'Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken', published by SkiraRizzoli and photographed by Colin Douglas Gray
Dubbed England’s ‘most eccentric dresser’ by Vogue US, Daniel Lismore is a London based creative, designer and stylist whose work has received international recognition. Daniel started out modelling for the likes of Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, then emerged as one of London's most inventive dressers at early noughties club nights like Boombox. In 2017 Daniel also published his first major publication “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken”, to accompany his US exhibition at SCAD FASH: Museum of Fashion and Film.
“GFW has become a major moment in London's fashion industry. The top designers go to find proteges. It’s always full of fresh ideas and I’ve noticed these find their way to the end consumer via the whole spectrum of the fashion industry - from likes of Chanel at the luxury end to the high street stores like M&S”
Pam Hogg was once named by ELLE Magazine as the ‘Caledonian Queen of Cling’. Having studied Printed Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, the Scottish born designer moved to London during the late 1970’s to study an MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art. Throughout the 80’s and early 90’s Hogg produced distinctive clubwear with a punk attitude using a variety of materials such as stretch Lycra and PVC. Pam continues to be recognised for her barrier-breaking and often controversial designs, and in 2016 received an honorary doctorate for her contribution to fashion.
“Having been in the business a long time and managed to survive regardless of my unorthodox approach, I feel I've a wealth of knowledge to offer from a different perspective”
Dr Pam Hogg
The three new Global Ambassadors join the current thirteen who were appointed in 2016 to celebrate the charities 25th anniversary. They include Julien Macdonald, Caryn Franklin MBE, Holly Fulton, Gareth Pugh, Mandi Lennard and Henry Holland to name a few. Pam, Christopher and Daniel will be present during the event offering advice and expertise to participating students as well as attending the prestigious Gala Award Show which closes the event.