Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation founded in 1991 by Jeff Banks CBE, Vanessa Denza MBE and John Walford to unify both UK and International universities and create a stronghold for the creative industries.
Showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting 30,000 guests each June, the annual event features 22 catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show alongside a packed live talks and workshops schedule featuring leading names from the fashion industry.
An unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent, Graduate Fashion Week bridges the gap between graduation and employment and is responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey, who was the winner of the first ever Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.
Graduate Fashion Week would like to thank title sponsor, George at Asda, for their continued support for the fourth year running. “We are delighted to be involved in Graduate Fashion Week, it provides a fantastic showcase for the next generation of British creative talent. We have discovered some really exciting graduates, whom have come to work alongside George’s team of in-house designers and buyers. There is an the incredibly diverse array of career opportunities that exist in this fantastic industry.” Fiona Lambert, Brand Director at George.
"I do believe that British students are flourishing because you have the best education system in England that gives Art & Design students the freedom to think, to dream and to do." Alber Elbaz