Renowned British high-street retailer Marks & Spencer will again be the principle sponsor of the 2017 Graduate Fashion Week showcase this June. Returning for the second year running, M&S continues to sponsor the Womenswear Award which will be announced on the catwalk at the Gala Award Show, honouring the winning graduate with a £5,000 prize and a further £1,000 prize to the graduate’s winning university.
Martyn Roberts, Managing and Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Marks & Spencer again for 2017. They offer fantastic guidance, advice and opportunities to our graduates and to have them sponsor our top Womenswear Award is very special.”
As part of the continued partnership, Marks & Spencer will be present during Graduate Fashion Week hosting a branded M&S hub within the sponsorship floor. This interactive space will be set-up for graduates to visit with their portfolios to obtain advice and apply for recruitment opportunities directly from the M&S team, as well as exciting masterclasses for all attendees. Marks & Spencer will also be hosting four engaging talks slots within the GFW Talk Live! studio with key industry and M&S team members, focusing on the design lifecycle, sustainability in fashion and the launch of a collection. GFW is the world’s largest event for BA Fashion talent and will be taking place on the 4th-7th June 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery in London.