Graduate Fashion Week 2013

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Its 4.30am and my phone goes off. Its my friend Katherine ringing me to say "Get up! We have to be on the coach in 5minutes!" So after a rather frantic start, grabbing my camera, Chanel lipstick and dressing notes (all the essentials) I'm on the bus heading to London to be a dresser for Graduate Fashion Week 2013!

For those who don't know much about it, GFW was set up in 1991 and its a huge event for aspiring, future fashion designers. Its where final year students can showcase their portfolios and final collections to the industry, buyers and hopefully, future employers. As well as this, there are several awards that can be won, examples being best womenswear collection and best knitwear.  

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work backstage and dress the models. Unfortunately, i was given the task of dressing the menswear collections. Such a hard life!

Backstage was so exciting! Working with professional models and such great collections was so much fun. Stressful, but fun! My model was called Jack, and although we were rushed off our feet with look changes, he was an absolute delight to work with.

 Jack modelling Emily Oldroy from Northumbria's collection

Unfortunately the battery on my camera died so i was unable to take pictures backstage but i have gathered together some of my favourite collections of the day.

Victoria Scofield's Collection - My favourite Womenswear collection

                                                Sophie Lea

                                                Melyssa Bates

The following are a few of the other collections i worked with.

                                              Lorna Thompson

                                                Sophie Lea

                                           Jennifer Lowther

It was an incredibly long and tiring day but most definitely worth it. Being given the opportunity to look at final year portfolios, it gave me something to aim for and was so so inspiring. I would recommend it to any fashion student, current or aspiring.

Have a look at and for more information and inspirational pictures.


  1. Oh my gosh this looks amazing!!
    Good luck sweet!
    I graduate this year - not from fashion - and it's terrifying hahaa!

    Kelly from | Daydreams & Daisychains


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