Make sure you don’t miss any of the action at GFW19. From the 23 catwalk shows, GFW Live! Talks, Considered Design Hub activities and exhibition stands running for the full four days, there’s so much to see and do at Graduate Fashion Week. Below, check out the schedules and pencil them in!
12:00 GFW Collective, with selected graduates from:
18:00 Northumbria University
12:00 — Finding Your Career Confidence with Pepper Your Talk
Millennial career advisor, Dior Bediako, will be sharing top tips to increase your confidence in any career-related situation. This workshop will cover interviews, networking and your overall transition from student to fashion professional.
13:00 — WGSN Trend Talk
Hannah Craggs - Senior Youth Editor at WGSN takes you through the process of how the industry spots, creates and shares trends in colour, print and apparel. Plus her career pathway from university to WGSN.
14:00 — Swarovski Conscious Design Talk
Swarovski will host a panel of industry experts to explore and discuss conscious design. The talk will discuss the importance of ethically aware and socially responsible clothing and the need for designers to explore sustainable and ethical practices to help lower environmental impact in fashion.
15:00 — Richard Quinn in Conversation with Hilary Alexander OBE
Multi award winning designer Richard Quinn talks with renowned journalist Hilary Alexander OBE about the success of his eponymous brand since graduating in 2016. Plus the process of vip dressing for the Met Ball and his recent London Fashion Week catwalk show.
16:00 — PANEL: Sustainable Fashion — Why We Can No Longer Ignore Sustainability
Sustainability Journalist Bel Jacobs hosts an industry panel discussion on the importance of change and why the fashion industry can no longer ignore sustainability. Featuring:
-Bel Jacobs: Sustainability Writer
-Leslie Holden: Head of Fashion Enterprise Creation at Amsterdam Fashion Institute
-Bronwyn Seier: Designer at Fashion Revolution
-Jemma Finch: Co-Founder at The Stories Behind Things
-Oya Barlas Bingyul: Business Development Manager UK at Lenzing
- Lauren Neilson: Head of Partnerships at Common Objective
17:00 — PANEL: How The Media Is Navigating The Digital Revolution
Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief at Who What Wear UK will be joined by a panel of industry experts specialising in digital media to discuss the digital revolution. Featuring:
-Hannah Almassi: Editor in Chief at Who What Wear
-Sarah Karmali: Digital Editor at Harpers Bazaar
-Emma Firth: Freelance Journalist
-Scott Wimsett: Digital Film Director and Found of Bespoke Banter
-Fenn O’Meallty: Filmmaker and Creative at Highsnobiety
11:00 - 12:00: Exploring Innovations for the future of fashion with the Sustainable Angle sponsored by TENCEL
Featuring: Amanda Johnston, Curator and Educational Consultant, The Sustainable Angle
13:00 - 14:00: PANEL— ‘Designed for a lifetime, not a season’
-Charney Magri, Partner, Do Epic Good
-Oya Barlas Bingul, Business Development Manager, Lenzing Group
15:00 - 16:00: Decarbonising Apparel Supply Chains
Featuring: Kristian Hardiman, Head of Ratings, Good On You