GFF annually presents Graduate Fashion Week, the largest showcase of BA fashion in the world with over 95 of the most leading and encouraging UK and international universities and colleges on show. It provides an excellent chance to see the newest talent from 26 different fashion disciplines, from design and knitwear, to communications and photography.
The annual Graduate Fashion Week event, held every June attracts 30,000 guests, features 22 catwalk shows alongside exhibition stands, a full schedule of talks, masterclasses andworkshops from leading names in the fashion and retail industry. It symbolises the future of creative design talent and showcases the work of over 3000+ of the very best fashion graduates each year.
The event attracts a wide selection of top industry professionals, press and recruiters from UKand abroad. They use this as an opportunity to uncover talent, as well as offering graduate employment and placement opportunities. The Graduation Fashion Foundation is proud to be a platform that makes the connections leading graduates need to fulfil their career goals. In recent years our alumni have found fabulous careers in internationally renowned brands such as; Chanel, French Connection, Dior, Gap, ASOS and Marc Jacobs, as well as many of the national and international brands which support the charity with partnerships each year.
GFF believes that supporting the next generation is crucial, not just to the graduates themselves but also to the future of the fashion industry. However, this is just the beginning, the charity's work doesn't stop with the end of the GFW event in June. GFF runs all year-roundevents, from its Houses of Parliament Reception to celebrate the years successes, to Regional Masterclasses, Panel Talks, International Showcases and the Protégé Project, offering mentorship to select graduates for two years.
GFF plan and assemble events to provide employment opportunities and experiences relating to working in the fashion industries, as well as offering information on wellness, sustainabilityand diversity in fashion. The GFW website has key areas recommending advice from GFF Alumni and industry experts to help support graduates as they leave university and move along the career ladder.