“London is one of the most supportive capitals in the world to the creative industries and I have always felt like there is an initiative available to me to help me further my business.” – Henry Holland
Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) will run from June 4 to June 7 at The Old Truman Brewery in London.
With a tradition of 25 years, Graduate Fashion Week is one of the world’s most important events for students, for the new talents in the global design industry. It bridges the gap between graduation and employment and is responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time, like: Christopher Bailey MBE, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.
“Graduate Fashion Week is a crucial part of the dynamic – fueling innovation in all parts of the fashion business. It is a showcase for the imagination and possibilities – shaping the way fashion works as well as looks.” says Christopher Bailey MBE.
GFW and British fashion school system creates every year an environment that drives young designers to try new ideas without feeling like they have to fit into a predetermined way of doing things. It represents first step for the future of creative design talent. Attracting more than 30,000 guests each June, the annual event features 22 catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show. It also contains live talks and workshops schedule featuring leading names from the fashion industry.
Tickets for both the GFW exhibition and catwalk are available here.
Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation founded in 1991 by Jeff Banks CBE, Vanessa Denza MBE and John Walford. Its purpose is to unify both UK and International Universities and to create a stronghold for the creative industries.