Five graduate designers to watch out for this year

Meet the class of 2018.

[G]raduate Fashion Week officially starts on June 3rd, but to kick off proceedings this year’s Influencer campaign has been released, featuring the work of eight aspiring designers and modelled by a mix of esteemed influencers.

The graduates chosen to debut their work in the photoshoot this season embody diverse influences and unique styles, with some focusing heavily on sustainability, using ethical materials and recycled pieces to decrease their harm on the environment.

Stylist and photographer Damian Foxe sought out his favourite graduate designs from hundreds of final year entries to be shot at the home of Graduate Fashion Week, The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. Inspired by old school fashion and portrait photography, Damian played with the power of natural light which, when properly harnessed, sculpts the human form and magnifies its natural beauty.

Martyn Roberts Managing and Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week said, “the work being produced for 2018 is of the highest calibre and the campaign is truly original and extraordinary, reflecting the talent on show at Graduate Fashion Week. We look forward to seeing the collections used in the campaign on the runway in June.”

Tickets for GFW, June 3rd-6th, are on sale now from graduatefashionweek.com and check out highlights from the Graduate Fashion Week 2018 campaign in our gallery below… 

Takato Wako, Nottingham Trent University

Daniel Desmarais wearing Takato Wako

Libby Bowler – Manchester School Of Art

Maddy Stringer, Edinburgh College of Art

Charnah Ellesse wearing Maddy Stringer

 Holly McCormack, Kingston Univeristy

Marques Emmanuel wearing Holly McCormack

Maria Hassan-Attah – Plymouth College of Art 

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