We're so pleased to announce that YKK are not only sponsoring Graduate Fashion Week 2017, but they are sponsoring the Accessories Award this year! 

"Founded in 1934 by Tadao Yoshida in Japan, YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha. Today, YKK is synonymous with innovation and technology and can be seen on many of the world's leading fashion and accessory products."

It's great to have such an established, long lasting company, that is a voice of authority in a very specialised area of the fashion industry on board for #GFW17. 

To be in with a chance of winning the Accessories Award, you must bring a modern directional approach to the accessories arena. The eligible categories are millinery, shoes, bags, belts and jewellery. Award Nominations will need to be uploaded to the University Resource Page by Thursday 18th May 2017 6pm.

The Award will be judged at the event, it will be the responsibility of your course leader to upload your nomination form. If you have been nominated, you will need to bring your full entry to Graduate Fashion Week for the final judging.  

The Winners and Runners up of each award will be announced at the Daily Award Ceremony in GFW Live Studio at 6pm on the same day the award is judged. 

In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive 2 tickets to the GFW Award Show on Wednesday 7th June . All the Exhibition Award Winners will have their winning work clearly highlighted on Wednesday 7th June and a mention during the GFW Gala Awards Show in the evening.