SheIn to sponsor Graduate Fashion Week
Graduate Fashion Week has just announced SHEIN, one of the world’s largest online fashion retailers, as one of its sponsors for the People’s Choice Award.SHEIN will be present at the four-day Graduate Fashion Week event with a stand in the exhibition space, which will have a range of fun activities to enjoy alongside a clothing display. Additionally, SHEIN representatives will be available to meet with students and receive CV’s and portfolios on the day.
For the duration of Graduate Fashion Week, Shein will also be interviewing applicants for a "Design Intern" position. The chosen candidate will receive a six-week placement at the SHEIN’s UK head offices with full-time pay. This opportunity presents the winner with the chance to design a capsule collection during their time with the company along with a visit to China to see their collection in production before it goes on sale online.
The winner of The People’s Choice Award will be announced on 1 July and they will have the opportunity to showcase their collection at the Graduate Fashion Week Houses of Parliament reception this Autumn. In addition to this, they will get the chance to exhibit at London Fashion Week this September which will be attended by important figures from within the fashion and retail industry.
Martyn Roberts, Managing & Creative Director at Graduate Fashion Week, said: “We are incredibly excited to have SHEIN as a sponsor for the first year ever. Not only are they offering a fantastic internship opportunity, they are offering one design student the chance to create their own capsule collection, which gives the student a great step up into the world of work from education. This is one of our primary aims here at Graduate Fashion Week and so we’re thrilled that Shein are partnering with us on this.”
This comes after last month's news announcing Gap Inc. as one of Graduate Fashion Week's sponsors.
GFW , the largest event for BA Fashion talent, will be taking place on 2–5 June 2019 at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London.