Saturday, 8 June 2013

Graduate Fashion Week 2013

On Monday, I had the great opportunity to go and volunteer for my University (Manchester Metropolitan University) at Graduate Fashion Week in Earls Court, London with my friend Josee (pictured in the second photo). 

It was a great opportunity to network, see talented designers and look at courses different Universities had to offer. 
I spent my day mainly on MMU's stand talking to people about the courses that the University offered, but I also got to walk around and explore all the stands and have the chance to see Nottingham Trent's graduate fashion show. 

Obviously, my photos and video don't give it justice (iPhone 4 camera doesn't like white light!) but I was amazed at the pure talent that was on show. I had the opportunity with my course to do designing in the first and second year, but I wouldn't be able to create a few garments never mind beautiful detailed garments that were displayed at GFW!

The event was sponsored by George at ASDA who have a great graduate scheme and I even gave them my CV. So, George at ASDA if you're reading this I'm the Fabric Technologist!
I would really recommend going next year if you're a sixth form/college student who is interested in studying Fashion at University, a graduate who is looking for advice in your next big step in life or if you're passionate about fashion and want to see new talent!
Also if you have a student card it's free entry, you may even spot a few minor celebs such as Misha B, Hilary Alexander or well known blogger Susie Bubble

After the day ended we met up with our friend Femi, who is currently on placement with Puma in London for a drink and cheeky photo at Platform 9 and 3/4!
It was a great day overall, and would love to go again next year to see more shows.
Did you go to Graduate Fashion Week this year?