‘Talent of Tomorrow’ Lookbook – Graduate Fashion Week 19

GFW is a charitable organisation which every year supports the largest showcase of BA fashion in the world with over 60 influential and inspiring UK and international universities and colleges on show. This gives everyone an outlook on the newest and freshest talent in fashion illustration, photography, communications and design. It attracts 30,000 guests at the start of summer, not to mention include in that number – industry professionals and recruiters from the UK and abroad to scout some of the best talent. This bridges the gap for graduates to get a head start – a greater chance of a success. The show is a crucial part of the dynamic world, fuelling innovation in all parts of the industry.

As it approaches its 28th year, the ‘talent of tomorrow‘ showcases over the four day event (2nd-5th June) in London. Your attendance and creativity won’t be disappointed. The latest innovative and emerging designers will be presented to you by Graduate Fashion Foundation. There will be 12 talented final year students from across the UK gaining valuable industry experience through the annual Talent of Tomorrow campaign. This year’s campaign kicked off with their annual photoshoot where a selection of graduates’ designs are submitted for final selection by renowned creatives. This year’s photoshoot amazingly took a different turn from previous ones – it has been pulled together and curated by one esteemed creative, and run by their professional team throughout.


The creative direction of illustrious fashion photographer – Erika Astrid, and reputable stylist – Jennifer Mertens.
Jogaile ZairyteUniversity of Portsmouth. Final outfit worn by model – Kayoung. Oversized coat and trousers.
Margaret Sam Kingston University. Final outfit worn by model – Joseph. Outerwear, shirt and trousers.

Billie Rose HartUniversity of East London. Group outfit worn by Mercedes Benson. Tailored two piece teal suit.
Brian Mc LysaughtEdinburgh College of Art. Final outfit worn by model – Joseph. Wooden turtleneck and trousers.

I was so honoured to find out that I had been selected! It is so fulfilling to have your hard work rewarded with recognition from GFW after hundreds of painstaking hours.

Agnese BalsaminiAcademia Costume & Moda. Final outfit worn by Kayoung. Voluminous blouse and see-through skirt.
Demi HardySouthampton Solent University. Final outfit worn by influencer – Jade Pearl. Oversized padded jacket, wide leg jeans, and inner showerproof jacket.


Caroline ZhouUniversity of Salford. Final outfit worn by model – Kayoung. Top and skirt.
Alexandra FanEdinburgh College of Art. Final outfit worn by model – Joseph. Jacket and skirt.
Charley ParrUniversity of Central Lancashire. Final outfit worn by model – Joseph. Knitted two-piece.
Lisa GerstendfeldCambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. Final outfit worn by model – Kayoung. Bardot top and printed flares.
Megan GrinhamNorwich University of The Arts. Final outfit worn by influencer/journalist – Chloe Street. Jacket and trousers.


Venus ChenUniversity of Portsmouth. Final outfit worn by influencer – Rachael Sealy. Jacket.


Mikkel KunzeUniversity of West London. Final outfit worn by influencer – Rashpal Armit. Jacket and trousers.
Katherine Jane WattsUniversity of Portsmouth. Final outfit worn by influencer – Suleman Kudus. Trousers and jacket.
Jasmine FarmerNottingham Trent University. Final outfit worn by influencer – Victoria Magrath. Trousers and oversized jumper.

This year’s work is innovative, inspiring and truly unique. The high quality of work is portrayed in this shoot is just a snippet of the array of talent that will be on show at Graduate Fashion Week. We look forward to seeing the collections used in the campaign on the runway in June.Martyn Roberts – Managing & Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week

For further information please contact: graduatefashion- week@thephagroup.com / 0207 0251 350

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Words By Gillian Magee

*Disclaimer – All images are sourced from Graduate Fashion Week. We are not responsible for the source of the images beyond this entity. Ragged Culture Publishing Ltd does not own copyright to these images. All rights reserved.*

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