Design by 2008 contestant Nabil el Nayal
13 Feb. 2009
GRADUATE FASHION WEEK TURNS 18Organizers of Graduate Fashion Week in London have confirmed the show dates of Jun. 7-11 for their 2009 edition. Presented by River Island, the event will consider the work of 1,000 fashion students from 50 universities and culminate in a gala and £20,000 River Island Gold Award presentation on Jun. 10 for the most outstanding collection. For the second time, the prestigious event, which has been in existence for 18 years, will take place in Earls Court 2, a location that offers more space to welcome designers, talent scouts, press and public visitors to view the collections. Last year’s jury comprised such fashion heavyweights as Claudia Schiffer, Alber Elbaz and Julian Macdonald.
—Julia Giebels, Martina Heindel
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