"We have the most exceptional design talent coming out of our Colleges here in the UK and I salute their energy, their talent and their well earned and deserved global reputation." Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s leading event for fashion graduates.
Showcasing the work of over 1,000 graduates from some of the most influential UK and international universities, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting over 20,000 guests each June, the event features 22 catwalk shows, large exhibition from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show.
Graduate Fashion Week provides an unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent. Designed to bridge the gap between graduation and employment, Graduate Fashion Week 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.
With many graduates populating design studios, buying offices, publishing houses and creative agencies all over the world, Graduate Fashion Week has introduced some of the industry’s brightest stars.
“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.
Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation and was 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. Graduate Fashion Week would like to thank title sponsor, George at Asda for their continued support for the third year running.
"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