Graduate Fashion Week continues to bring the latest innovative and exciting emerging talent to the world’s attention, showcasing the fashion innovators of tomorrow with a four-day event in London. 26 universities and more than 1,000 students showcase their graduate collections at the annual event, now in its 27th year.
It’s is the largest platform in the world for new fashion talent, highlighting the freshest upcoming stars in design, creative direction, marketing, communication, photography, illustration and all aspects of the modern business of fashion. Some of the world renowned alumni all-star designers includes Christopher Bailey (Creative officer at Burberry) who was the first winner and recipient of The Christopher Bailey Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Glenda Bailey (American Harper’s Bazaar Editor-In-Chief) and Carolyn Tymson (design director at Tommy Hilfiger). Helping to launch their careers since it’s inception, GFW has launched and highlighted many young designers careers in the UK who have gone on to work with reputable fashion labels, brands and designers. Amy Powney from 2006 Graduate Fashion Week went on to work with Mother of Pearl, Rhys Ellis launched his label at the show which went on the be showcased at Selfridges.
Over the year’s sustainable fashion and sustainable designers have become an integral part. This year Graduate Fashion Week’s official campaign showcases some of the graduates who debut their work in a photoshoot which embodies diversity and some focusing heavily on sustainability, using ethical materials and recycled pieces to decrease their harm on the environment. This year’s GFW campaign took place at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, which will once again host this year’s event and was photographed by esteemed Stylist and Photographer Damien Foxe. Actress Coco Konig modelled looks from this year’s graduate collections.