Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) has announced that the Class of 2020 from UK and International Universities will be showcased throughout a series of activities at Coal Drops Yard, London this September.
Setting up home for six days in Coal Drops Yard during London Fashion Week, GFF is to deliver four unique innovative activities, central to which will be an 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.
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.
Following an unprecedented end to the academic year, 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 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 at the Catwalk Show to collect their award.
Hilary Alexander, President of the Graduate Fashion Foundation said: “Despite the premature end to their degrees, the cancellation of their degree shows and Graduate Fashion Week, the Class of 2020 have shown immense resilience and creativity and have created inspiring work across multiple disciplines that deserves to be seen and celebrated.
“I am delighted that Samsung KX have given us this wonderful opportunity to showcase them in such a spectacular style and it’s a pleasure to set up home in Coal Drop’s Yard this London Fashion Week.”
Tanya Weller, Director of Samsung Showcase, KX added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Graduate Fashion Foundation at Samsung KX for its Class of 2020 showcase to celebrate the next generation of talent.
“As London’s Hub of Innovation, we pride ourselves on enabling people to really ‘do what you can’t’ by providing the physical and digital resources to help guests perfect their passions and immerse themselves in London’s incredible culture, powered by Samsung innovation.”