Graduate Fashion Week 2022 will continue to deliver everything it has become world renowned for over the past 31 years, with an extensive in person, digital and live stream schedule that will celebrate the incredible and innovative talent the UK Fashion industry is unparalleled in.

Published in News
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 09:03

Szn Swim

 Minimalism through the seasons… For the girls with timeless wanderlust. Swimwear for every season, timeless and high quality. A small, independently ran British swimwear brand founded in 2017. Made by girls for girls. Founded by designer Elli Wilson in 2017, Season Swim was created on summers in the Caribbean and in quaint European towns. Designed with the essence of the ocean in mind Season Swim delivers high quality, minimal swimwear that is perfect for every season from poolside to oceanside.

About The Collection - The Wild Hart

Our ‘SEASON THREE’ collection is curated for the wild hearts. Inspired by the free spirit; our Season Three collection brings the strength of the lioness to the feminine contours of the body. Bringing strong and bright, bold colours together in an array of soft touch fabrics, glistening ribs and wild prints. Our latest collection is the perfect match for the girls ready to escape away. 

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Published in Designers
Monday, 10 January 2022 06:44

Soleil Atelier

Soleil is the manifestation of the journey and work of its founder Aditi. The origin of the name Soleil or ’Sun’ is tied to the name of its creator Aditi or ‘Mother of Sun’. The brand is a contemplative expression of Aditi’s global travels and love for minimalistic, handcrafted inventiveness. The tactility of mindful craftsmanship on supple fabrics is a hallmark of the brands creations. Aditi is currently pursuing Masters in Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation from London college of Fashion and exploring the global opportunities for the business.

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Published in Designers
Thursday, 06 January 2022 12:20

Milena Sayad

Graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2020, specialising in knitting, Milena launched her fashion business in September 2021. Her brand is all about quality, authenticity, and sustainability. Every dress is handmade by Milena at a professional studio in Glasgow, using the best quality equipment and materials. To create her designs, she only uses high-quality recyclable materials making sure that every production process would not hurt the environment. Instead of quantity, Milena always chooses quality – it takes time to create ever-lasting designs and pieces, so she only crafts a maximum of ten dresses per month. This way, Milena guarantee that she sticks to her values and encourages people to think about sustainability.

About The Collection

Milena’s collection is about women empowerment and sexuality. Inspired by modern architectural patterns combined with feminine silhouettes from 1950, the dresses embrace women inner confidence. Each piece is made with 100% merino wool on the manual knitting machine and sewn by hand by Milena.


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Published in Designers
Thursday, 06 January 2022 12:20

Midé

Nigerian born Ayomidé studied fashion design at Istituto di Moda Burgo after attaining her Masters degree in Management from Durham University.

Midé was birthed from her brewing passion for fashion. 

She works from her Lagos based studio.

Midé is a brand driven by classic design and style. Devoted to embracing the feminity in each individual, whilst inserting her into a modern fairytale context.

Known for feminine detailing, Midé garments are hand made with the finest fabrics and hand finished to perfection.

The emotion of love and fairytale feeling are materialised through the garments; exuding unobtrusive beauty and elegance.

About The Collection - 'Heart Felt'

Inspired by the ideal of love, passion... the heart.

"to be so delicate and yet so strong,
to shatter and still remain intact,
to be bursting with love and still feel light,
to be still and yet be the essence of life,
to feel so much and carry it all,
what a miracle the heart is ” - shefali dang

The ideal of love is manifested in this collection through the brand’s romantic styles, embroidered with tenderness.

The delicate fabrics and detailing such as the mikado silks, tulles and embroidery all come together to tell a story in the most delicate of ways.


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Published in Designers
Tuesday, 28 December 2021 11:04

Psych Apparel

Psych was founded by Gaby, a Warwick Philosophy graduate. She started the brand in her second year of university, launching it at the university fashion show. Gaby has gone on to study MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation at London College of Fashion UAL, where she is currently based.

About The Pieces

These pieces are from Gaby’s ‘Blobs’ collection. Normally leaning towards streetwear and loungewear, she wanted to try something different for summer 2021 as we emerged out of lockdown. The collection is fun, featuring bright colours, unique cutouts and funky shapes. It is all about being lighthearted and enjoying the little things. The design features are still loungewear-leaning, featuring drawstring waistbands and cotton tank tops, but with an elevated twist. In future Gaby plans to further explore this elevated loungewear avenue.


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Published in Designers
Thursday, 14 October 2021 16:17

Elisha Quarman SS22

Recent graduate, Elisha Quarman, showcased her final year project at Fashions Finest LFW event.

Having studied Contour design for 3 years at De Montfort University, Leicester, the only UK university to have this specialisation, she became interested in lingerie and the potential of leather as an intimate material.

The structure and the material of the designs are intended to empower women through lingerie.

 

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Quarman also plays on the conventions of lingerie through incorporating historical Chinese symbols. She says that the figurative symbols she incorporates into the leather material hints at the history of desexualisation of women in China. Collating the contours of lingerie, the fetish material of leather, and a historical context of desexualisation, Quarman subtly challenges the material history of women’s global battle with oversexualisation and desexualisation.

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Published in Blog
Monday, 17 September 2018 18:22

Louisa Moody SS19

Louisa Moody showcased her SS19 at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week 15th - 16th September 2018.

Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryant
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi

Published in Gallery
Thursday, 08 June 2017 17:36

GFW Gala Winners 2017 Announced

The prestigious Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show took place on 7th June.

Published in Features