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GFF Talent: Phoebe Constable's Bio-Plastics

GFF Talent: Phoebe Constable's Bio-Plastics

This week, our GFF Talent spotlight hits Norwich University of the Arts where Phoebe Constable is experimenting with creating innovative bio plastics that look to redefine fast fashion. Phoebe is aiming to make sustainable fashion relevant, colourful and creative.

GFF Talent: Hillary Marerwa's Deconstructed Denim

GFF Talent: Hillary Marerwa's Deconstructed Denim

This week we meet Hillary Marerwa, a final year student at Norwich University of the Arts, who caught our attention with her unique knitted denim. Hillary’s been salvaging denim jeans, transforming around 500 metres of fabric by cutting them into strips and knitting them into entirely new creations.

Designer Joel Boyd on Diversity, Resilience and Restlessness

Designer Joel Boyd on Diversity, Resilience and Restlessness

This week we catch up with Joel Boyd, founder of London menswear brand JOBO. The GFW14 graduate discusses how he’s incorporating his passion for music into his work, the importance of creating a more racially diverse fashion industry, and the anti-climatic start to his career.

GFF Talent: Yuxuan Zhou's Otherworldly Illustrations

GFF Talent: Yuxuan Zhou's Otherworldly Illustrations

Meet GFF Talent Yuxuan Zhou, a second year fashion design student at University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. Alongside design, Zhou’s passion is for illustration — a skill that she’s been honing since childhood. Inspired by Anime and life drawing, she combines styles to create something entirely unique.

Lobbying for Paid Internships With Jasmine MacPhee

Lobbying for Paid Internships With Jasmine MacPhee

Meet Jasmine MacPhee, a fashion promotion graduate of Ravensbourne who won the GFW15 New Media Award. Since graduation, MacPhee has freelanced as a graphic designer and in 2018 launched Find Your Intern, a platform which not only advertises paid placements in fashion, but also creates guides and templates to help young creatives put their best foot forward as they start their career.

GFF Talent: Anna Lowe on International Women's Day

GFF Talent: Anna Lowe on International Women's Day

To celebrate International Womens Day, we meet Carmarthen School of Art student, Anna Lowe. Studying fashion design and construction, Anna’s graduate collection ”Cohesion” is inspired by female fighters and protectors, aiming to celebrate and empower women.

MEET STYLIST & MOON MAGAZINE FOUNDER VERITY PEMBERTON

MEET STYLIST & MOON MAGAZINE FOUNDER VERITY PEMBERTON

After participating in GFW09, Verity Pemberton transitioned from a designer at Urban Outfitters, to freelancing as a creative consultant and stylist. Now an art director at Burberry and editor of moon magazine, Verity shares her multi-hyphenate career journey.

DANIEL RYNNE X DEBENHAMS

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DANIEL RYNNE X DEBENHAMS

Graduate Fashion Week alumnus from 2017, Daniel Rynne has finalised his collection for Debenhams, where he was working for the past year. The brand, known for supporting new design talent, announced Daniel’s ‘pop-up’ Autumn Winter 18 collection in September 2018. 

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CHLOE JONES, ESTABLISHED HIGH STREET DESIGNER, ON UNEXPECTED OPPORTUNITIES

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CHLOE JONES, ESTABLISHED HIGH STREET DESIGNER, ON UNEXPECTED OPPORTUNITIES

As a designer for the high street, we caught up with Chloe Jones, alumni of GFW 2012 to learn more about her opinions on the sustainable fashion movement and why she’s living and working for the present moment. Imploring that the journey through a fashion career “might not always be how you expected it to be”, we discussed the innate differences between luxury brands and high street, and why Chloe feels the high street provides the opportunity for creativity to continually bloom.

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MIKE KEY ON BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND WORKING WITH LIAM HODGES

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MIKE KEY ON BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND WORKING WITH LIAM HODGES

Mike Key, has explored many different facets of the industry, from brand development to production, since showcasing at GFW in 2016. From working in mentoring and education to managing production for Liam Hodges, Mike is learning how to navigate the global industry in a post-Brexit world.

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