Graduate Fashion Week announces latest official sponsors

Ralph Lauren, John Lewis, Johnstons of Elgin, Tessuti and Size? are the latest retailers to be announced as sponsors of Graduate Fashion Week, the four day event showcasing BA talent.


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The largest showcase of graduate and student designs has secured a strong line-up of supporters for its next edition, with George at Asda, Asos, Boohoo, L’Oréal Professionnel, Bonmarché, Mothercare, Gap, YKK, SmartFocus and Boux Avenue rounding up the list of sponsors.

Ralph Lauren, John Lewis, Size?, Tessuti and Johnstons of Elgin are all partnering with Graduate Fashion Week for the first time this 2018. Luxury brand Ralph Lauren and John Lewis will both stage talks within the GFW Talk Live Space and mount stands offering career advice. John Lewis is also working with Graduate Fashion Week on a bigger project that will launch in autumn.

Athleisure retailer Size? will be sponsoring the Photography Award, which recognises a talented graduate with a £750 prize, as well as a terrace bar which will host live DJ sessions, daily raffles and bespoke brand events.

Premium fashion retailer Tessuti has created the Sports and Leisurewear Award, where the winner will receive a prize of £1000, with an additional £750 going to the winning university. The brand will also offer opportunities for paid placements during the event and host a series of interactive events and sessions.

Finally, Scottish cashmere brand Johnstons of Elgin will sponsor the new Considered Design Showcase, with the winner receiving £750 and an additional £250 for the winning university.

Many other events including a pre-event competition organised by Vivienne Westwood and Lectra, networking drinks, special installations and more will take place during the four day event.

Graduate Fashion Week will take place on 3-6 June at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London.

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