Roll up roll up! Graduate Fashion Week is within sight, and this year it promises not only to be bigger, but even better.
Arguably the best place to spot the latest and greatest of new talent, this year’s GFW has moved to Earls Court 2 and will celebrate more than 1000 of the finest BA Degree fashion students from 29 selected universities and colleges from around the UK. The event attracts some of the industry’s biggest characters, with Victoria Beckham herself judging last year – ooh la la, we are blessed! – and other fashion incredibles such as Hilary Alexander, Sophia Neophitou from 10 Magazine, and Liberty’s Design Director Tamara Salman; everyone who is anyone should be pencilling this grand event into their diary.
The 2008 event will be showcasing from Sunday the 8th of June until the 12th, and tickets are available online now for Gala Show One, which is scheduled for 5.30pm on Wednesday the 11th. This first show will allow visitors to see all student entries for the Gala Awards, but no winners will be announced at this performance; that’s for the ‘invite-only’ Gala Show Two shown at 8pm on the same day – pah, that’s showbiz for you! This second show will feature the best 16 collections from the week’s shows, and include announcements of all prize winners. But don’t be disheartened all you non-invite-worthy fashionistas, GFW is still THE only major international fashion event open to the general public and a chance for anyone to sit alongside the greatest fashion editors and talent scouts from around the world, to watch the finest professional catwalk shows. So what are you waiting for? GET YOUR DIRTY MITTS ON A TICKET NOW!
2007’s joint River Island Gold Award winners – Jasper Chadprajong & Nicholas Thomas
Admissions for GFW days June 8th -11th:
Static exhibition only: £10.00 (no advance booking) / University Show: £10.00 + £2.50 handling charge (if purchased in advance) inc. admission to the exhibition / Gala Show One 5.30pm: (June 11th ONLY) £25.00 + £2.50 handling charge.
Tickets for all University shows and Gala Show One available NOW online: www.gfw.org.uk
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