Students set to impress at GFW 2018

31 May 2018

Students from BA (Hons) Fashion will be exhibiting at Graduate Fashion Week 2018, giving them the opportunity to impress industry professionals and build contacts for their future careers.

Many of our students have already caught the attention of the organisers, having been nominated for exciting awards at this year’s event and selected for a catwalk shows.

Here are the details of our shortlisted students:-

Lectra Iconic Redesign Competition, in association with Vivienne Westwood

Kate Oakley has been selected as one of only five finalists from the GFW member universities and colleges. This is a collaborative creative pattern cutting competition between Lectra, Graduate Fashion Week and Vivienne Westwood.

Boohoo Social Media Award
Alicia Brown and Lauren Smith

Considered Design Award sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin
Lottie Edgar and Zlata Alekhno

Styling and Creative Direction Award
India Wright and Olivia Snowden

All the winners will be announced during Graduate Fashion Week, 3-6 June.

Four of our students have also been selected for the Graduate Fashion Week Collective Runway Show which will take place on Sunday 3 June at 11:00am…

  • Zlata Alekhno (womenswear and menswear - vegan)
  • Monica Birzan (menswear and womenswear - tailored)
  • Lottie Edgar (uni-gender - sustainable/zero waste)
  • Amelia Russell (womenswear - art school/textile orientated)

You can watch the live stream here:

Amelia Russel - womenswear 

Monica Birzan - menswear and womenswear

Zlata Alekhno - womenswear and menswear

Graduate Fashion Week 2018 is held at The Truman Brewery, London from 3 – 6 June. It is the largest event in the world for fashion graduates, internationally renowned for establishing the careers of leading designers including Christopher Bailey MBE, Stella McCartney, Julien Macdonald and Matthew Williamson. The event showcases the work of over 1,000 of the best students and graduates from universities around the world, attracting 30,000 guests each year. The annual event features catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities, live talks and workshops, culminating in the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show.