Thursday, 1 May 2008
Meet Henry Holland and get a leg-up on the fashion industry ladder!
Graduate Fashion Week (from 8-12 June) is fast becoming a must-visit on the London fashionista calendar. In the past it's been something of a hit and miss affair but this year it's upped its game. It moves to a new venue in Earls Court and has added an Education Day on 12th June for 14-18 year olds who fancy being the next Stella McCartney/Paul Smith. Actually, it's not just for future fashion designers, if you're interested in fashion marketing, promotion, PR, journalism or styling, you'll also be welcomed with open arms. And get this, there will be a careers clinic hosted by The Clothes Show's Caryn Franklin where industry insiders like Elle editor Lorraine Candy and fashion-editor-turned-designer Henry Holland will give advice and answer questions. The only snag is it's not free (meanies!) but £15 is a small price to pay for the opportunity to network like crazy and wedge your foot in the notoriously hard-to-enter door.
River Island will be sponsoring GFW and have launched their own Style Insider micro site to accompany the event. Not only will it feature live blogs, videos and backstage gossip but there will be competitions galore to win freebies and gift vouchers.
Visit www.http://gfw.org.uk/gfweducation.html and www.gfw.riverisland.com for more info.