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Never Play it Safe - Fashion Oscars SS17


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Graduate Fashion Week is the largest showcase of emerging talent in the world. Often called the fashion Oscars, we are pleased to be a key sponsor. Read on for a glimpse of the future of fashion and join the FROW . .

The Runway Edit For the Fashion Oscars


The eyes of the fashion world will soon be focused on a Shoreditch stage in London next month as the future of fashion (the ones to watch) jostle for top accolades.


 It features final year collections of students – and we are proud to be a key collaborator of these fashion Oscars, working closely with universities across the UK.


Little Black Dress threw down the gauntlet to students to design a couture piece for Britain’s Got Talent judge, Alesha.

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 The Shortlist

 Hundreds of entrants from universities across the country flooded Little Black Dress with their designs. Four were shortlisted. Emily Hayward and Amy Bray from Plymouth University, Yan Ting Kwok from Norwich University of Arts and Amy Morris from UCLAN.


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The Future of Fashion: the search is on to find the next Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen or Christian Dior.



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Shortlisted Candidates

Alesha, alongside CEO of Little Black Dress, Mark Evans and HFM’s editor-at-large, Hilary Alexander OBE selected the winner this week - to be announced at the grand gala day at GFW on June 7.

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Hilary Alexander, OBE is a New Zealand-born British journalist and former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph. She was twice named Journalist of the Year in the British Fashion Awards and has appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model. She is a GFW trustee and judge.

Hilary Alexander said:

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GFW starts on June 4 – the Little Black Dress winner will showcase their design on June 7 amid the roar of paparazzi, FROW and A-class celebrities. Watch this space for exclusive footage and images.

Graduate fashion week blog shortlisting candidates with Mark Evans Alesha Dixon

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Amy Morris – UCLAN:

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Amy Bray – Plymouth University:

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Emily Hayward – Plymouth University:

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Yan Ting Kwok – Norwich University if Arts:

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Tickets are still available for your chance to see the fashion Oscars and view the student talent in action. Buy them here.

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