Graduate Fashion Foundation are delighted to announce that the Class of 2020 from UK and International Universities will be showcased throughout a series of exciting activities at Coal Drops Yard, London this September. Setting up home for six days in Coal Drops Yard during London Fashion Week, GFF is delivering four unique innovative activities, central to which will be a spectacular exhibition at Samsung KX, London’s hub of Innovation.
The exhibition at Samsung KX will run throughout LFW from 17th – 22nd Sept, showcasing the best work from each of the Foundation’s Member Universities. Following a four-day public view of the exhibition, an Industry Private View will be held on the final two days giving the new graduates the valuable visibility they need to begin conversations and establish connections with potential recruiters, buyers, stylists and media. The exclusive industry event will showcase the brightest graduate fashion talent across 26 fashion specialisms from the Class of 2020.
Industry will also have the opportunity to scout talent and find the next big thing at the GFF Showroom within Coal Drops Yard, where they will be able to attend via appointment to view more graduate work. The GFF Showroom offers a unique opportunity to view the Class of 2020’s collections. Following an unprecedented end to the academic year, see how the Class of 2020 have adapted and overcome adversity to complete their degrees and deliver creative physical design solutions. On show will be 300 diverse looks from over 150 of the brightest design graduates, alongside their design portfolios.
The activity will culminate in a Catwalk Show in Coal Drops Yard on Tuesday 22nd September for a curated group of the very best graduates in front of a specially selected VIP audience of the Foundations Patrons and Ambassadors. Winners of the 22 awards that were judged by leading industry figures will be present to collect their award.
Other activity will include a Digital Fashion Presentation that will be part of the official Digital London Fashion Week with the BFC. The film presentation will feature the work of over 60 UK Fashion graduates and has been filmed at Coal Drops Yard.