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. 2017’s Graduate Fashion Week is taking place at the Truman Brewery, 4th-7th June 2017.
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. Graduate Fashion Week not only showcases imagination and innovation it also influences the way the fashion industry works. By promoting the fashion industry, London Fashion Week makes significant contribution to the British economy. The fashion industry supports 797,000 jobs and contributes £26 billion to the economy. During the four-day event established designers, celebrities and industry experts host live talks and masterclasses in various locations across the venue. Each university will have their own stand showcasing a range of students inspiring work, giving visitors the opportunity to speak to them about their fashion course offering.
As Martyn Roberts, the Creative & Managing Director of Graduate Fashion Week says. “We’re proud to present our largest offering of live studio panel talks, masterclasses and talks. Offering lots of great events lined up for those wanting to break into the fashion industry, such as workshops with accomplished designers”
Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design and talent around the world, where each university has their own stand showcasing 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. Tickets are now available and open to everyone with a passion for fashion and design. Tickets can be purchased on the Graduate Fashion Week website. Purchase your ticket now:
Graduate Fashion Week Information:
Sunday 4th June – Tuesday 7th June 2017
£8.00 for exhibition only
£14.50 for exhibition and university catwalk show
On Wednesday 8th June 2017, we have two special shows:
£25.00 for exhibition and Best of GFW show (Show the 25 best collections from the 22 catwalk shows over the past 3 days)
£35.00 for the exhibition, drinks reception and VIP studded Gala Award Show at 7pm (Showcasing the 25 best collections plus awards ceremony with top VIP, influencers, and fashion industry attendees)
All tickets give you access to the whole exhibition space, all Talk Live studio panel talks, masterclasses and talks taking place on the stands.
The world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion. We are one entity, united by the opportunities we offer. We value our graduates above all else, their opinions matter greatly to us, with our ultimate goal being to provide them with support and fair employment. We will continue to make these young individuals relevant, providing them with the support they need in order to prevail. Graduate Fashion Week is an 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. In 1994 the organisation received charitable status. An unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent, Graduate Fashion Week bridges the gap between graduation and employment and has had notable alumni including of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey, who was the first winner of what is now known as the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.