#GFW Graduate Fashion Week – Swarovski International Catwalk Competition
The best students of each top university around the world presented their collections during the Graduate Fashion Week, that took place from June 4th to June 7th 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London. For the fifth year running, Graduate Fashion Week organized the renowned International Catwalk Competition, this time the event was sponsored by Swarovski. The winner of this year’s competition is menswear designer Po-Chieh Chiu, who received a prize of £1,000, alongside the opportunity to showcase his collection with Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week this coming September.
“Over the past few years it has been fun watching this international element of GFW grow. As International Trustee I have really enjoyed bringing different institutions together under one platform. Today we have over 30 top institutes from all over the world showing in London, in a contemporary world where collaboration has replaced hard competitiveness, united in sharing all our successes and celebrate our differences. The culture of fashion has many different aspects in different parts of the world and each country enjoys expressing their own identity.” – Adrien Yakimov Roberts, International Trustee at Graduate Fashion Week.
Continue bellow to discover some of the looks from 32 collections shown during #GFW
Po- Chieh Chiu
Shin Chien University
The Catwalk Judges:
Michelle Duguid – Senior Fashion Editor Elle UK
Myriam Coudoux, Head of Comms at Swarovski
Jane Rapley, Head of School at Central Saint Martins
International Universities Partaking in the International Catwalk Competition:
Academy of Design – Sri Lanka, Accademia Costume e Moda – Italy, ArtFuture Design School – Russia, British Higher School of Art & Design – Russia, Bunka Fashion College – Japan, Donghua University College of Fashion and Design – China, École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode Paris – France, FAD International Academy India – India, Fashion Institute of Technology – USA, Fu Jen Catholic University – Taiwan, Istituto Europeo di Design – Italy, Istituto Marangoni Milano, The School of Fashion – Italy, Istituto Marangoni Paris, The School of Fashion – France, Limerick School of Art and Design – Ireland, L’Institut Supérieur Des Arts Appliques – France, Marronier College of Fashion Design – Japan, National Institute of Fashion Technology – India, Pratt Institute – USA, Raffles Design Institute Guangzhou – China, Raffles Design Institute Hong Kong – Hong Kong, Rhode Island School of Design – USA, RMIT University – Australia, Saint Petersburg State University Industrial Technology and Design – Russia, SCAD Atlanta – USA, SCAD Hong Kong – Hong Kong, SCAD Savannah – USA, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design – Israel, Shih Chien University – Taiwan, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute – China, The New School Parsons – USA, University of the Arts, Berlin – Germany, University of Vigo – Escuela Superior de Diseńo y Moda de Galicia – Spain