Outerwear may, for example, encompass aspects of tailoring (coats) and outdoor protection wear (waterproof and thermos-insulated outfits) as well as be casual, sportswear/performance (including outdoor sports such as fishing, hunting, etc.) and workwear and personal protective clothing.

This would exclude blazers, lounge suits and business suits and formalwear / dinner-wear as well as knitwear jumpers unless the knit was incorporated in such way that it fits with at least one of the above criteria.

It can be Menswear, Womenswear or Unisex

Judges will judge on following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Craftmanship
  • Use of creative fabrics and materials chosen

 Mood board of inspiration/media which informed the final outcome

  • Sketch of your garment which should include: fabric swatches, trims and colour
  • Short supporting statement – no more than 200 words – (explain the nominated graduate’s entry from concept to realisation, including images and demonstrating that it meets all criteria as detailed above.






 Part 1

  • Thursday 17th May, 18:00 - Deadline for submission, lecturers are to nominate 2 final year students,  no restriction on the number of entries per institution


  •  If nominated, graduates should bring their FULL entry to Graduate Fashion Week
  • Sunday 3rd June, 10:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 -  Judging will take place at GFW, location TBC
  • All nominated students will be required to be present and available for the interview on Sunday 3rd during the judging period
  • 5 students will be shortlisted and announced on the GFW website on the evening of the judging
  • Wednesday 6th June, at the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show at 19:30  - 5 shortlisted students will be invited and expected to attend when the winner will be announced