Fashion students in vogue at Graduate Fashion Week

01 June 2018

Manchester Fashion Institute students up for awards



Manchester Fashion Institute students are stacking up award nominations ahead of this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.

The Fashion Institute hosts a presentation and a display of student portfolios at the annual event that celebrates the best young design talent.

Over half a dozen students from the entire range of Fashion Institute courses have already been shortlisted for awards, with more to be announced when the event kicks off on 3rd June.

Faye Dickinson's collection

The list nominations for Manchester Fashion Institute students includes:

Fay Dickinson (BA Fashion Design Technology, Manchester Fashion Institute) - Bonmarche Fashion For All Award

Kaitlyn Stockport (BA Fashion Design Technology, Manchester Fashion Institute) -  Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award

Rebecca Murray (BA International Fashion Promotion, Manchester Fashion Institute) -  Drapers Fashion Publication Award

Lucinda Gilbert (BA Fashion Buying and Merchandising, Manchester Fashion Institute) - Fashion Marketing Award

Sebastian Collinge, (BA Fashion Buying and Merchandising, Manchester Fashion Institute) - New Business Award

Callum McIntyre (BA International Fashion Promotion, Manchester Fashion Institute) - Fashion Photography Award

Sophie Jones (BA Fashion Design Technology, Manchester Fashion Institute) - Tessuti Sports and Leisure Award

Jessica Crampton (BA Fashion Design Technology, Manchester Fashion Institute) - Tessuti Sports and Leisure Award

Jo Jenkinson, Principal Lecturer in Fashion at Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “It is wonderful to see so many Manchester Fashion Institute students nominated for awards at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week, in categories ranging from sportswear design to business innovation.

“We are also looking forward to showcasing the students work to industry visitors during the event through student portfolios and our presentation on Monday evening. We hope that our students’ creativity and hard work is further recognised when the final award winners are announced on Wednesday and wish everyone the very best of luck.”

Manchester Fashion Institute held a presentation at the University earlier in May, from which a selection of fifteen students were chosen to showcase their work at the Graduate Fashion Week static show on Monday 4th June.

Graduate Fashion Week showcases the work of over 1000 graduating students each year, attracting 30,000 guests across 25 catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show.

The week is responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey MBE, who was the winner of the first ever Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.

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