The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Forr 2014, GFW will take a major step forward with an exciting new venue – The Truman Brewery, London E1. Located in the heart of London’s buzzing creative district in East London, the Truman Brewery is a stunning industrial building that is conveniently positioned for the fashion industry with excellent transport links. With a strong history of creative events and London’s hottest markets, Truman Brewery is the perfect cultural location for the world’s largest showcase of fashion graduates.
Attracting 25,000 guests and featuring 20 catwalk shows and over 40 universities exhibiting the work of 1,000’s of graduates GFW 2014 will be held on Saturday 31 May – Tuesday 03 June. As well as graduates’ work, the event will be filled with exciting initiatives and opportunities including talks with industry leaders, live photo studio, digital cinema and pop-up events. It will build on the success of Graduate Fashion Week 2013 and continue to bridge the gap between graduation and employment with special mentoring sessions enabling graduates to be better prepared for the industry.
Sponsored by George at Asda, Graduate Fashion Week is the annual five-day event that features the very best of up-and-coming British fashion talent. GFW – now in its 20th year – has given promising graduates the unique opportunity to showcase their work, be it design or media and marketing, in front of industry professionals. In recent years, these have included Claudia Schiffer, Agyness Deyn, Henry Holland, Julien Macdonald, Alber Elbaz of LANVIN, Victoria Beckham, Stefano Pilati, YSL, Gareth Pugh and Glenda Bailey, Harpers USA.
Over the years Graduate Fashion Week has launched the careers of such brilliant British designers as Stella McCartney, Julien MacDonald, Antonio Berardi, Christopher Bailey, Stuart Vevers, Hussein Chalayan and Owen Gastor to name but a few!
And who knows, someone spotted at GFW might soon follow in the footsteps of Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, the very first GFW winner…