This week, to celebrate Fashion Revolution Week, our GFF Talent is Hannah Stote, a final year fashion design student from Bath Spa university whose final collection is sustainably-driven knitwear inspired by traditional styles from British fishing villages.
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.
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.
This week, meet five fashion art direction students from Manchester School of Art who were tasked with creating editorials using only graduate collections from around the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The creative design co-ordinator at Selfridges spoke with us about her experience post-GFW and has some great pieces of advice to share with undergraduates.
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.
The GFW17 alumni shares with us what happened after she got scouted at the event, and how working at ASOS shaped her aspirations and career goals.
We caught up with the young designer while he’s preparing for London Fashion Week, where he will present his collection supported by House of Peroni.
The GFW Catwalk Textile Award winner shares with us the unexpected turns in her career and what showcasing at GFW17 meant for her.
The founder and director of DVR Equestrian Sport shares with us what Graduate Fashion Week meant for her career and the benefits of the year in the industry that allowed her to make important and long-lasting connections.
Hannah Jenkinson showcased her knitwear collection at GFW08 and since then moved to another continent, undertook more studies, and worked for few big brands, while developing her own work. We caught up with her for a quick interview where she shares with us how focusing on her craft and skill allowed her to be highly employable.
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.
We caught up with our graduate, Sophie Mannion to explore her Fashion and Accessories Design career following GFW 2015. Sophie tells us how working for a commercial brand can be challenging, but also rewarding, because of its social impact.
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.
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.
Kingston School of Art student Ella Barrow, is in the middle of an exciting part of her career- having just completed an internship with Ralph Lauren in New York, and now spending time on the team at Erdem, we caught up to hear how she’s feeling about the experience, how her passion for sustainability has informed her studies and the unpredictable nature of the fashion industry.