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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In this week news Louis Vuitton’s Michael Jackson inspired collection is facing backlash after ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary, i-D’s experts debate upon gendered red carpet, and all English secondary schools and NHS patients will receive free sanitary products, while the conversation about offensive designs in the fashion industry is gaining momentum.

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In this week news founder of Find Your Intern Jasmine MacPhee shares her internship tips, The Cut discuss financial advice for freelancers and Alyssa Mastromonaco from GirlBoss gets real about the career advice.

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In this week’s news, the shortlist for LVMH Prize is announced, the Guardian discusses racial insensitivity in fashion industry after Burberry’s noose hoodie and Fashion United is debating the sustainability of vegan fashion.

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In this week’s news, the industry remembers designer Karl Lagerfeld, a new fashion studio assistant apprenticeship was announced during London Fashion Week, while Refinery 29 shares tips on how to succeed in a workplace as a woman and Harpers Bazaar discusses the mistreatment of models.

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How Johnstons of Elgin Modernised Heritage

How Johnstons of Elgin Modernised Heritage

The heritage label weaves its Scottish heritage through the AW19 offering in a thoroughly modern manner, which is sure to resonate with its followers.

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In this week’s news, editors discuss recent staff layoffs in digital media, milliner Stephen Jones shares his legacy with Another Magazine, whilst Refinery29 and GirlBoss present us with practical career advice. 

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In this week’s news, editors discuss recent staff layoffs in digital media, milliner Stephen Jones shares his legacy with Another Magazine, whilst Refinery29 and GirlBoss present us with practical career advice. 

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WIN A PAID ROLE & DESIGN A COLLECTION WITH TU

WIN A PAID ROLE & DESIGN A COLLECTION WITH TU

After 3 successful years, the Graduate Fashion Week Tu Scholarship Programme is growing internationally to showcase the dynamic and global career path that Tu offers its designers.

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

In the news this week, prominent fashion educators weighed in on the future of the fashion school, the V&A museum unveiled the new Dior exhibition, while BoF republished a mental health guide .

GRADUATE FASHION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NATIONAL MASTERCLASSES

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GRADUATE FASHION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NATIONAL MASTERCLASSES

The Graduate Fashion Foundation charity is delighted to announce that from 12th – 16th November we will be running series of national masterclasses in partnership with Ralph Lauren. During the GFF tour we will be visiting five host universities and colleges across the UK and in total 20 Graduate Fashion Week member universities will have the opportunity to benefit from the advice and information presented.

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WELCOME FINAL YEAR STUDENTS - ARE YOU READY FOR #GFW19?

WELCOME FINAL YEAR STUDENTS - ARE YOU READY FOR #GFW19?

#TagYourTalent is a weekly competition, seeking to highlight talented final year students from our member universities, as they create their final collections. We want to see your journey from week one to #GFW19, with images of your studio, films of the loom at work and #BTS of your photoshoots. You can post any image that you like, and a winner will be selected each week. The winner will be awarded £50 for their efforts!

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB? CHECK OUT OUR NEW JOB LISTING!

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB? CHECK OUT OUR NEW JOB LISTING!

Here at Graduate Fashion Week, our ethos is to ease the transition from education to employment. Below, we have a new opportunity available. Make sure to closely follow the instructions of the lister, by sending portfolios to the listed email address. 

INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2018

INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2018

The International Fashion Award Show 2018 saw a stimulating array of designs and incredible talent. The award show, sponsored by Swarovski, named the winner Danqi Chen from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Chen showcased a collection of animated pieces that displayed true craftsmanship and imagination. Bold yellow and scarlet red ankle-length trench coats were paired with matching accessories that projected a playful but minimalist feeling. Oversized puffer coats created irregular silhouettes and worked alongside the innovative headwear that won her the prestigious award. 

Photography by Deborah Smith

 

Bao Wen Chen’s intricate designs demonstrated a reinvention of artistic flare within pattern. His rebellious designs contrasting one another were an example of how awe-inspiring the talent within this award. The eye-catching shapes and designs of Surya Pratap Singh were distinctive and bold. The primary coloured collection introduced avant garde silhouettes and ideas surrounding body image and gender. The bright red pieces had accents of colour to illustrate female body parts that were embodied as part of the cloth. 

The experimentation of texture and colour by these designers was exciting to witness as the designers from renowned Asian Universities and schools across Europe brought a assortment of forward-thinking concepts and contemporary designs.

 

Words by Ellie Pinder

GRADUATE COLLECTIONS AT THE YKK LONDON SHOWROOMS

GRADUATE COLLECTIONS AT THE YKK LONDON SHOWROOMS

The YKK Showroom is a unique resource and platform for emerging designers, students and customers. With the showroom based in the heart of Shoreditch, visitors can get the chance to speak to industry professionals, have instant access to YKK’s latest products, catalogues and collections and purchase limited edition items and samples.

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY GOLD AWARD WINNER REBECCA WILSON

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY GOLD AWARD WINNER REBECCA WILSON

The prestigious Christopher Bailey Gold Award, named after the first winner of the award in 1992, Christopher Bailey, was awarded to Rebecca Wilson of Arts University Bournemouth, her menswear, womenswear and childrenswear collection. 

SMARTFOCUS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2018

SMARTFOCUS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2018

The SmartFocus People's choice is live! Make sure to vote for your favourite looks from Graduate Fashion Week 2018! Extending its relationship with the globally celebrated annual design showcase for the 2nd year, SmartFocus will be hosting 26 catwalks during the four-day event within the ‘SmartFocus Catwalk Hall. 

AMY THOMSON RETURNS TO LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY

AMY THOMSON RETURNS TO LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY

Amy Thomson is an emerging designer, with a penchant for pink candy floss tones and hand illustration. With naivety working as a central concept in informing the playful pieces, Amy has shown with Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week  since graduating from Leeds Arts University and showcasing at GFW17.