Graduate Fashion Week, which this year celebrates its 22nd year of support to British trained fashion talent, announces its new plans and schedule for the event due to take place in June. The new schedule will see each day of the event focusing on three or four awards with presentations taking place in a central area, allowing recruitment, media and other attendees to focus on all the disciplines showcased and hear from the judges why each winning concept was selected in its category.
New initiatives include a Job Zone, Cinema Space, Pop-up Shop and interactive photographic studio, with more details to come nearer the event. The Gala Day will also be restructured and now includes the Best of Graduate Fashion Week show at 4pm and a more concise Gala Awards show at 7.30pm, featuring only the nominees and winners of George Gold Awards, Women’s, Men’s, Knitwear, Textiles and International Awards.
“We believe the new Gala Awards format will enable all of our successful students to have a chance to showcase their winning entries. The new format Gala day will ensure that everyone gets a chance to see how creative and exciting the students’ work is, and will be a much more intimate experience.” said Graduate Fashion Week chairman Rob Templeman.
Benefiting from its third year sponsorship from George at Asda, as well as the continuous support from long-term sponsors including Mulberry, L’Oreal Professionnel, Rimmel London, Karen Millen, knitwear suppliers Stuart Peters and Barclays, Graduate Fashion Week remains the world’s leading event for fashion graduates, giving them the best launch pad for the future in the current economic uncertainty.
Fiona Lambert, Brand Director at George comments “The George team is passionate about fashion, and we are very keen to speak to graduates about the incredibly diverse array of career opportunities that exist in this fantastic industry. We have lots of exciting initiatives planned to ensure this year’s students will be given every opportunity to learn more about the fashion industry and ultimately we hope the event will lead them to their first job.”
Graduate Fashion Week will take place from 2-5 June at Earls Court 2, with 42 of the UK’s fashion education establishments participating, and the presence of the international fashion cognoscenti and headhunters.