Fashioning Futures at Graduate Fashion Week

Careers + Advice, FAD Competition, FAD Projects, Fashion Futures, Get Involved
It’s rapidly approaching that time of year when the FAD team dusts off their summery fashion rags and hotfoots it over to Graduate Fashion Week in support of young design talent.

At this year’s event FAD will be busy launching the 2015 FAD Competition. We are also very proud to be working with Fashion Futures sponsors, the amazing George at Asda, on exciting opportunities for FAD teens.


Fashion Futures 2013 student Tihara (centre) won last years customising competition at Graduate Fashion Week

By George!

George have been an FAD industry partner since 2011. They are also headline sponsors of GFW, which is great news for UK undergraduates.

George’s financial support makes a huge difference to FAD. The money they give provides workshop places for disadvantaged young people, as well as funding the FAD Junior Awards showcase at London Fashion Week.

FAD 'Best of British' Dress Design winners get advice from George designer, Kausar & FAD Mentee Latoya with her George Mentor

Fashion Futures teens with the George team at Graduate Fashion Week 2012

The George design team also actively volunteer their time to projects – from speaking at FAD career days and volunteering in workshops, to supporting past Fashion Futures students through the FAD mentoring scheme.

This year George have set Fashion Futures teens two customising challenges. See the creative results displayed at the George stand and meet the young people behind the designs on Saturday 31st May.


2013 FAD Competition Winner Stephanie Kitchen at GFW last year

The FAD Competition

Monday 2nd June will see the official launch of the 2015 FAD Competition at GFW. We can’t wait to unveil the new brief!

The FAD team are looking forward to catching up with university tutors and seeing the latest work from our talented 2014 FAD Competition winners and finalists. Look out for Ivy’s preview of their graduate collections coming to the FAD blog next week.


FAD collection by 2013 runner-up, Stephanos Konstantinou at GFW

Get Involved

FAD wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of volunteers and industry. If you are a creative graduate who would like to volunteer your skills in pattern cutting, styling or promotion please get in touch. Email for more information.  


Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s leading event for fashion graduates. This year the event will be held at the Truman Brewery in East London from Saturday 31st May – Tuesday 3rd June 2014. Visit for more information.


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