Here at Graduate Fashion Foundation, the charity behind the Graduate Fashion Week event every June, we're committed to supporting new fashion talent and GFW alumni throughout their careers in the industry. As part of this ethos, we teamed up with Pure London this weekend, to showcase selected graduates designs on their stage.
Alumni showcasing their work include Aurelie Fontan, winner of the M&S Womenswear Award, the Catwalk Textiles Award, and the Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable & Ethical Award. As an emerging pioneer in sustainable and ethical design, the Edinburgh College of Art graduate will also participate in a panel discussion with Hilary Alexander OBE on Tuesday 24th July.
“This year’s Graduate Fashion Week Top 25 collections were incredible and heartening for the future of fashion and creative design talent. We are delighted to be giving these amazing graduates the chance to showcase their work at Pure London in front the UK’s leading buyers and fashion industry experts.”
Martyn Roberts, Managing Director Graduate Fashion Week
Also taking part in the Pure London & GFW catwalk are David Band Textiles Award winner Marta Kazmierczak from Edinburgh College of Art, George Catwalk to Store winner Louise Clark from Manchester School of Art, Debenhams Menswear Award winner Hannah Gibbins from University of Brighton, Visionary Knitwear Award joint winners Fraser Miller from De Montfort University and Jacaranda Brain from Nottingham Trent University, and Catwalk Textiles Award runner-up Maddy Stringer from Edinburgh College of Art.
Make sure to head down to take a closer look at the award winning collections from GFW18 - attend for free here.