The annual Graduate Fashion Week event, held in June, attracts 30,000 guests and features 26 catwalk shows and exhibition stands, alongside a packed schedule of talks, masterclasses and workshops from leading names in the fashion and retail industries. It represents the future of creative design talent and showcases the work of over 5000 of the very best fashion graduates each year.
The event attracts a wide range of top industry professionals, press and recruiters from UK and abroad who use this opportunity to discover talent, as well as offer exciting graduate employment and placement opportunities. In recent years their alumni have found exciting careers in internationally renowned brands such as Chanel, French Connection, Dior, Gap, ASOS and Marc Jacobs, as well as many of the national and international brands which support the charity with sponsorship each year.
In 2020 the event was cancelled due to Covid-19. GFW then launched a a hybrid event with online exclusive content, live streams of catwalk shows and talks, with free ticketed events exclusively for the fashion industry and areas open to the general public.
Spargo Productions has managed the operation and production of the event from 2018 to 2021.