Graduate Fashion Week is proud to announce that global denim and apparel brand Levi’s® is partnering with Graduate Fashion Week in 2018 , sponsoring the long-established Vivienne Westwood Ethical and Sustainable Award alongside introducing a new Graduate Talent Programme.
As the original denim brand, Levi’s® created the world’s first blue jean 1873 – Levi’s® 501® jeans. Ever since Levi’s® have been a canvas for authentic self-expression for everyone from musicians to activists and innovators to fashion icons. With innovation, creativity and sustainability at the heart of the brand, it was a natural fit for the brand to sponsor Graduate Fashion Week’s Vivienne Westwood Ethical and Sustainable Award which will be judged on Wednesday 6th June by a panel of industry experts. The winner will be announced on the catwalk at the famous Gala Award Show that same evening. Levi’s® will honor the winning graduate with a £750 prize as well as a further £250 to the winning graduate’s university.
In collaboration with GFW, Levi’s® are looking for the next generation of original thinkers for the chance to be part of the Levi’s® Brand Legacy under the name of LEVI’S® GRADUATE TALENT PROGRAMME. The iconic denim brand is offering three incredible graduate placement opportunities across their London and Stockholm head offices. These full time positions will be for one-year, full-time starting in September 2018 and the graduates will gain invaluable first-hand experience at working for a major international brand and be given insight into the function of the business through working on key projects.
Graduate Talent Roles:
– Tailor Assistant
– Merchandising and Planning Assistant
– Marketing and PR Assistant
Richard Hurren, VP Levi’s® North “To partner with Graduate Fashion Week is an incredibly exciting opportunity. Having been at the centre of culture since 1873 and a part of the fashion narrative for generations, Levi’s® has constantly sought to engage with youthful optimism and our most seminal moments as a brand have been when we’ve been at the heart of the generational cultural and social zeitgeist. This is a great experience to be a part of to engage with graduates and meet with the next generation of talent who will shape the global community and business of fashion”.
As part of their new involvement within Graduate Fashion Week, Levi’s® will also have an interactive stand onsite giving graduates the opportunity to receive career advice on a ‘drop in basis’, including tips on how to improve their portfolio and CVs. In addition, there will be further recruitment opportunities for graduates to explore within the company. Levi’s® will also be hosting engaging talks within the GFW Talk Live! studio with key industry and team members.
Martyn Roberts, Managing and Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week said: “We are extremely excited to have Levi’s® on board for 2018 which is set to be the biggest and busiest event yet. Their introduction of the new Next Generation Talent project for GFW is a perfect match for the charity ethos, by bridging the gap between graduation and employment.”
GFW is the world’s largest event for BA Fashion talent and will be taking place on the 3rd-6th June 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London.
Tickets are on sale now www.graduatefashionweek.com