Monday, 18 June 2012

Graduate Fashion Week 2012: GFW opens in London

The future of fashion took centre-stage in London yesterday on the opening day of Graduate Fashion Week, 2012, which is celebrating its 21st birthday as the world's largest platform for the design talent of tomorrow. And were eager to scout out some exceptional individuals.

Graduate Fashion Week is the highlight of the Fashion Student's calendar.
Universities come together to support the best in fashion talent, it’s a chance of a lifetime to launch a graduate into the industry. British students get the opportunity to flourish as fresh-faced fashionistas from across the country come together to get a glimpse of the future of British style. More than a 1,000 BA fashion students from over 40 universities’ showcased work.

A record crowd of more than 5,000 crowded into Earls Court 2 to view the final year collections which has been slaved over in studios months.The year’s best emerging talent had the chance reveal their collections to a  catwalk audience and judging panel of leading fashion industry names, including Christopher Bailey, MatthewWilliamson, Mary Katrantzou and Julien Macdonald.

We were keen to see work from the latest budding designers at Graduate Fashion Week. Here’s a few of the collections that caught a lot of attention and we think stand out from the rest.

Check out our Pinterest also to see who you should be looking out for in the future. If you are an up and coming designer looking for opportunities to showcase your work then visit Fashion Week Cardiff's website for more details.

Designs by Emma Guilfoyle (left) of the University of Central Lancashire; Helen Butcher (centre) of the University of East London and Xiaoping Huang (right) also of the University of Central Lancashire. PHOTOS: Nick Savage/Trevor Fogah Griffiths

Chloe Jones, a student at Bath Spa University winner of gold award

 a design by Scarlett O’Sullivan, De Montfort University. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Claire Acton of Central Lancashire Photograph-

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