Those that love to be the first to find out about young design talent should get themselves down to London’s Earl’s Court this weekend for the 19th Graduate Fashion Week – it promises to be the biggest and best yet.
Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the best BA degree fashion students from universities across the globe, Graduate Fashion Week is the biggest platform for young design talent in the world – and this year’s showcase is intent on proving it.
“Graduate Fashion Week is the starting point for the future of British fashion. It is an event that has an impact on not just our home grown style, but that of the world,” says Terry Mansfield, chairman of GFW. “Our graduates go on to work in international design studios and will shape the future of fashion whether it is on the high street or the catwalk. This is the industry’s and the public’s chance to see them first and understand why supporting our British fashion education system is so important; we are delighted that River Island is, for the 6th year running, helping us to nurture this creative talent .”
And whilst previous years have been known to attract the cream of industry insiders – Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Erin O’Connor and Elle editor in chief Lorraine Candy to name but a few – this year has a few extra surprises with campaign photography from world-renowned fashion photographer Rankin, and a special Inspiration Award which will acknowledge the contribution from an inspirational figure, be it from fashion, music, theatre or the arts.
Graduate Fashion Week runs between 6th -10th June at London’s Earl’s Court – we’ll see you there. Visit www.gfw.org.uk for more information.