Alex Noble was interviewed by Grazia’s Paula Reed at the Drapers Fashion Summit this week. Alex is only in his second year but before creating his own collection he’d been doing private orders for the previous two years. He’s also one of 4 designers who are part of The Haus of Gaga. He’s made herContinue reading

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Today was the first day of the WGSN Drapers Fashion Summit and I styled a fashion show featuring 6 recent graduate designers. It’s always exciting to work with a graduate collection – it’s very fresh and you can see all the effort that went into the collection and the thought behind it. A graduate collectionContinue reading

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I had the pleasure of meeting the charming duo behind Fyodor Golan, Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, at their press day. I used one of their dresses in our last issue of Phoenix and saw their winning collection this season at Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden! I thought their collection was so beautiful – IContinue reading

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Oliver Ruuger’s exhibition at the Freemason’s Hall was truly magical. In the upstairs of the Freemason’s Hall, an art deco building umbrellas and a brief case were suspended in the air. I saw Oliver Ruuger’s collection during graduate fashion week and I was so delighted to see it again, but this time up close. EverydayContinue reading

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We just launched Issue 4 for Graduate Fashion Week. The cover was shot by Elizabeth Hoff, and was styled by me (I’m the Fashion Editor). Yasmin was great to work with, and she loves wearing new designers so she was perfect for Phoenix magazine because our main focus is new designers. The magazine is outContinue reading

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Graduate Fashion Week is coming up and I’m quite excited about seeing the students’ collections. I was part of the Industry Panel with John Walford, Tonia Bastyan and Kate Clark to choose the graduates at Bath Spa Fashion for the catwalk selection. We used the Assembly Rooms for the presentations. The presentation can be quiteContinue reading

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Dean Quinn is a new designer who recently graduated from Central Saint Martins. It’s difficult for any young designer to get started, and the expectations after one graduates from CSM are so high. Dean Quinn is one of the lucky ones, though: he won the Central Saint Martins Womenswear Designer of the Year Award inContinue reading

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I got to meet quite a few students in their final year of a three year programme, Fashion Management & Marketing BA in Epsom. These students will be the first graduates of the programme – there are only 17 students so they’ve been quite fortunate as there are now 70 students in first year. IContinue reading

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Graduate unemployment set to double to 40,000 amid struggle to find work in recession Graduate unemployment ‘soars in the recession’ Graduate unemployment hits all time high. These are just a few of the newspaper headlines regarding Graduate unemployment at the moment. As a new Fashion Graduate I must admit I am finding it particularly hardContinue reading

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After a couple of well earned months holidaying and relaxing, I am suddenly starting to feel the pressure of being a new fashion graduate looking for work in London. As the economy is currently experiencing a recession the job market is extremely competitive, especially for new graduates. However I am determined to land my dreamContinue reading

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Three years have shot by and having endured one of the most hard working years of my life so far, I have finally finished my degree in Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University! I am now looking forward to the next chapter of my fashion career in the big smoke. After updating my CV withContinue reading

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The Sew What? Graduate Fashion Show began at 8am on Thursday 21st May with lorries arriving at The Albert Hall, Nottingham containing our final garments. The next few hours were spent setting up clothes rails backstage and organising for what was to be a very busy 2 days taking in 4 full length shows. FollowingContinue reading

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Maybe it’s because it’s grey outside and I’m all cosy in the house that I’m dreaming of migh-T. Delicious oversized t-shirt dresses that are so stylish and cool you’re cosy wherever you go! Kumiko Watari studied textile at the University of Arts, completing her BA & MA in Kyoto City. After a few years ofContinue reading

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If haven’t already heard of  William Tempest, you will. He was one of the four finalists of Fashion Fringe 2008. He did a two-year national diploma course in fashion design and textiles when he was only 16. He graduated with a first class honours degree in womenswear design from London College of Fashion. He workedContinue reading

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I met Isabella a couple of years ago when she finished her first graduate collection. She’s presently at London College of Fashion doing her MA and she presents her final collection in January. Below is a sneaky peak of the photo shoot for Isabella’s lookbook!

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I love going to fashion shows, it’s great to see all the professional shows but it’s so important to see emerging talent. It might be an off schedule show or graduation fashion show. Courtney Blackman and I went up to Nottingham to the Nottingham graduate fashion show.

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I went to give a lecture today in Nottingham to some students.  It’s so hard for fashion students to break into the market so it’s great that there are forum and student graduate events like this one.

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