Graduate Fashion Week 2014 … the skinny.
I headed to Graduate Fashion Week at the beginning of the week for a peek at some of the up and comers. To be honest I was expecting it to be a quiet little affair, based way over there in East London’s Brick Lane. As I meandered there from the Hoxton Hotel, and the Lily Cole & Sky Rainforest Rescue footwear launch (which you can read about here) I was about to consult my trustworthy google map, when it became apparent that there was a steady stream of groovily dressed types all heading in one direction. Putting 2+2 together I soon twigged that these were Graduate Fashion Week attendees, so by simply following the crowd I found myself at the show space.
Once my media credentials had been sorted, I snagged a ticket to the first show of that day, which happened to be Arts University Bournemouth. The crowd were hugely enthusiastic … being made up of mostly fellow students and mums & dads of the designers; but as the student’s work was presented, you got to realizing that some of this stuff could actually sell right off the catwalk.
It was definitely an eye-opener for me. There were oodles of colleges touting their courses in the exhibition space and a bunch of interactive areas where you could try your hand at different aspects of the fashion business. I loved the fact that the whole event space was buzzing with people completely in love with fashion.
If you’re interested in taking up any kind of design orientated course, or know someone who is, I would definitely bung next year’s event in your diary and get yourself over there.
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