The world of fashion geared up for Graduate Fashion Week in London over the past 4 days. We saw 1,500 collections showcased amongst 68 universities globally, having gained real momentum over the past 5 years.
The shows highlight and most coveted award is the Christopher Bailey Gold Award; named after himself after becoming the first winner in 1992, was awarded to Halina North from the Edinburgh College of Art. Her collection encapsulated sustainable fashion in which her work saw models in almost sculptural pieces twisting and folding around the body, all made from recycled paper and plastics.
In addition to the awards, there were Scholarships up for grabs with Sainsbury’s clothing line Tu within Womenswear and Menswear. The event in recent years is a fantastic way of connecting graduates with prospective employers, seeing companies like Calvin Klein, Asos, Inditex, Marks and Spencer and Boohoo scouting for the next big talent.
With the high demand of graduates entering the industry and the limited number of jobs, this is a competitive space and is very much about the best person winning.
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Written by Rubee Variava. Follow the fashion team on Instagram @questfashionlondon.