<< back to News

GFW 2013 – Awards & Images


Hosted by designer Henry Holland and TV presenter Zara Martin, a shortlist of graduates were presented on the catwalk once again before an industry packed audience.


A standing ovation was received for Suzy Menkes whose contribution to the fashion industry was awarded a GFW ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ presented by fellow fashion journalist Hilary Alexander. Menkes praised GFW and called the event “exciting, interesting, thrilling and exhilarating”.


Further awards included: the ‘Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award’ which went to Thea Sanders of Nottingham Trent University. The ‘Zandra Rhodes Textiles Award’ went to Kirandeep Bassan of Northampton University, while the ‘Menswear Award’ went to design duo Shauni Douglas & Olicia Creber from Edinburgh University and the ‘Mulberry Accessories Award’ went to Amy Davidson from Manchester School of Art.


Building up to the top prize Hannah Williams of UCA Epsom received the ‘Womenswear Award’ for her white on white latex collection. Presenting the ‘George Gold Award’ Fiona Lambert took to the stage and announced Lauren Smith from Edinburgh College of Art as the winner. Lauren will receive £20,000 to kick start her fashion career and the chance to work alongside the George team to turn her collection into a limited-edition range to be sold in-store and online. Lambert said that “The calibre this year has been outstanding we were absolutely unanimous in our choice. The level of workmanship and creativity was stunning.”


Lauren Smith GFW ‘George Gold Award’ Winner 

Please find below a selection of images from GFW 2013 – further coverage from individual Graduate Shows from around the UK will be posted on FashionCapital soon.

gfw_wiltshire_college_2  gfw_wiltshire_college_1

Wiltshire College



Previous award winners lined-up the entrance



Edinburgh College of Art



Edinburgh College of Art


gfw_de_montfort_uni  gfw_de_montfort_uni_2

De Montfort Uni



Careers advice talk


gfw_berlin  gfw_berlin_2

Esmod Berlin



Fashion Marketing Management stand



University of Sunderland


gfw_international_show_3  gfw_international_4

GFW International Show – Berlin



International Show finale



<< back to News