Graduate Fashion Week
This year; I fully prepared myself for the long days. Considering the shows were starting at 10 am and finishing at 9 pm. I even had my packed lunch (remember, food first).
I went on the 3rd day; and the 4th day which is also the Gala and Awards night where the judges reward the best.
With some of the lifetime Patrons being VICTORIA BECKHAM, CHRISTOPHER BAILEY,
DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD…You can imagine the level of creativity and organization surrounding Graduate Fashion Week.
On both day I was lucky enough to sit o the front row with all the big names of the industry. Just opposite me was HENRY HOLLAND, HILARY ALEXANDER OBE… Not going to lie: it literally took me back to my days of just dreaming about fashion in Cameroon with no clue of where to start or how even.So, I am forever grateful for these opportunities.
Apart from me mingling with the ‘who is who’ of the fashion industry;There were incredible talents but my favorite of all was Evelyne Babin. That I hope, I will be working with very soon .
Hilary Alexander Trailblazer Award sponsored by Swarovski
Winner: Evelyne Babin, University for the Creative Arts Epsom
Runner-up: Aurélie Fontan, Edinburgh College of Art
Although Graduate fashion week is a showcase of all the fashion student work, there were many winners that you can see HERE. The golden winner was Rebecca Wilson of Arts University Bournemouth for her menswear, women’s wear, and children’s wear collection. With a prize of £10,000 for Rebecca and a £2,000 award to her university, she will follow in the footsteps of Halina North, of Edinburgh College of Art, who received the award last year, and shortly after winning completed a placement at Marks and Spencer’s.
With Grandy , blogger and Ambassador of Boohoo. We ended up hanging out, chatting about Black Girls Magic and taking countless pictures.