Midlands Talent To Grace The Catwalk At Graduate Fashion Week, London.
Now in its 26th year, Graduate Fashion Week helps bridge the gap between graduates and employment. With 22 catwalk shows over four days, it provides the world’s largest platform from which aspiring designers can launch their career.
Graduate Fashion Week is a charity that benefits enormously from the support of patrons and ambassadors including Christopher Bailey MBE of Burberry, Victoria Beckham OBE, Vivienne Westwood DBE RBI and Nick Knight OBE of Show Studio. Graduate Fashion Week has become the key source of new talent from across the world.
“The British fashion school system has created an environment that drives young designers to try new ideas without feeling like they have to fit into a pre-determined way of doing things. It’s a very exciting environment to learn in,” says Christopher Bailey MBE, the first winner of what is now endowed as the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, 26 years ago.
During the four-day event, which saw fashion from Nottingham Trent, Birmingham City and De Montfort Universities take place, saw established designers, celebrities and industry experts host live talks and masterclasses in various locations across the venue. Each university also had their own stand showcasing a range of students inspiring work, giving visitors the opportunity to speak to them about their fashion course offering.
Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design and talent from around the world, where each university has their own area to highlight their students work. Graduate Fashion Week is ‘the place to be’ for both current workers in the Fashion Industry and those who aspire to do so.
Photography credit – @NancyDreamin wearing a piece by Birmingham City University Elina Pagett