This years Graduate Fashion Week wrapped up on Tuesday, and needless to say there were some amazing designs and outfits. There were a range of styles from the oversized, ski influenced jackets, to the controversial ‘Don’t Buy The Sun’ dress.
The winner of the gold prize was given to Hannah Wallace who made the oversized jacket with sportswear logos. The gold prize isn’t just any prize as many big names in the fashion world have won the prize before. People like Matthew Williamson (Burberry), Christopher Bailey, Stella McCarthy and Giles Deacon. Not only does the gold winner get the title of gold winner of Graduate Fashion Week 2015, they also get £10,000 and a paid internship with George at Asda.
Hannah Wallace’s Designs:
There was one controversial outfit at the GFW, which was an outfit called ‘Don’t Buy The Sun’ created by Kayleigh Walmsley. She says ‘It’s a mixture between the 80s casual dress and tracksuits. They’re made out of sequins and leather.’ Although the outfit didn’t win anything, it certainly raised some eyebrows at the event.
One student from Northampton – Ella Nisbett – won two awards which was the Visionary Knitwear Award and the Menswear Award. She says that the outfits she made were all inspired by 1940s’ Zoot Suiters and the Sapeurs in the Congo.
She said: ‘The standard at Graduate Fashion Week was so high, I cannot believe I won two categories. I’m so happy.’
Overall it was a great week for the 2015 GFW. Congratulation to Hannah Wallace who definitely deserved the gold prize.