Now in its 27th year, Graduate Fashion Week is the largest global platform to brings the latest innovative and exciting emerging fashion design talent to the world’s attention. Patrons Victoria Beckham, Christopher Bailey, Vivienne Westwood, Nick Knight and brands such as John Lewis, Clarks, M&S and Swarovski, support the June 2018 four-day event in London. The expanding patronage brings new prestige to the week with the addition of internationally renowned designer Diane Von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski as additional lifetime patrons and brands such as Ralph Lauren and Levi’s added patronage.
Graduate Fashion Week will also be celebrating the expansion of its International Fashion Award Show, featuring students from The New School Parsons in New York, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in China, Osaka Institute of Fashion in Japan and Accademia Costume & Moda Romeb and many more. Starting with only four universities just five years ago, this year sees a total of 47 universities taking part. Last year’s winner, Po Chieh Chiu from Shih Chien University has gone on to show at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week, and 2013’s winner Angus Chiang has launched a successful fashion house and is now a regular at Paris Fashion Week. Chiang has collaborating with Nike for the 35th anniversary of the Air Force 1 sneaker for his FW18 collection. Graduate Fashion Week.