Being responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson and Julien McDonald, the Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of British creative talent. This year Graduate Fashion Week, which took place on Saturday 31st May - Tuesday 3rd June, has stepped up a level, moving its location to Brick Lane's iconic Truman Brewery, where BA students from the most influential and inspiring universities around the country have been exhibiting their final projects to trend forecasters and fashion fans alike. Here's a look at some of the most exciting and eye catching designers to keep on file for the future.
Showcasing a collection that combined rebelliousness with a classic femininity, Grace Weller, from the Bath Spa University, won the GFW George Gold award as well as the Womenswear award, impressing the judges with her loose, embroidered lace dresses in cashing blue, red and orange colours.
Not surprisingly, it was Aimee Dunn from Nottingham Trent University that took home the Menswear award for her all-black but be-beaded suiting. How wicked is that jumper?
Even without looking at her collection, Naomi Valentine's name seems like a good fit. The University of Salford student showed a gorgeously coloured collection in feminine metallics and gloriously vibrant fabrics.
Tianyi Li of the University of East London introduced a collection which is a bit like weeping widow meets Gareth Pugh couture, and although it's pretty damn black, you can't help but find it incredibly beautiful.
More information about the Graduate Fashion Week here.