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The Fashion Fix – 27th May 2019


This week in the world of fashion, we discovered Graduate Fashion Week has announced a new sustainably minded ‘Considered Design Hub’, The British Fashion Council (BFC) unveiled the seven chosen designers on the 2019 BFC Fashion Trust grant and mentoring scheme, as well as Arcadia revealing the stores to shut down under CVA.

Graduate Fashion Week’s ‘Considered Design Hub’

In relation to highlight the demand for sustainable and ethical practices amid the fashion industry, Graduate Fashion Week has proclaimed a new ‘Considered Design Hub’ sponsored by Farfetch.

Due to the fact that an increasing volume of students are opting to focus on sustainability around fashion, the hub will act as a platform to illustrate graduate’s ideologies and designs. In addition to spotlighting the works of leading UK and international students, the hub will furthermore act as an area for daily talks and workshops. Including one from our very own CEO Jenny Holloway, she will advise how to spot what makes an ethical factory compliant. Her interactive workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to review the good side and the dark side of garment manufacturing today with an explanation of the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authorities workings.

As well as sponsoring the hub and providing workshops, the luxury retailer will be exhibiting a stand ‘Positively Farfetch’, offering attendees the chance to ask questions and gain professional industry advice.

Graduate Fashion Week is running from 2nd – 5th June 2019 at The Truman Brewery, east London – Jenny Holloway’s workshop is scheduled for 3pm Tuesday 4th May 2019.

British Fashion Council Fashion Trust Winners

Announced this week – seven designers have been named on this year’s Fashion Trust grant and mentoring scheme. Winners who have won the accolade previously include House of Holland, Osman, Roksanda and Sophia Webster.

The names that count in 2019 included Molly Goddard, Eudon Choi, Nabil Nayal, Roberts Wood, Aries and Paula Knorr. The winners will individually attain mentoring and additionally share a £400,000 contribution from the BFC.

Arcadia Divulges Stores to Close

Arcadia, the retail empire led by Sir Philip Green, has once again been the subject of distressing news. It has emerged that it has agreed to shut down twice as many fashion stores as was originally declared earlier in the week.

Previously, it was said that 23 shops were to close throughout the realm as part of a strategy to free the struggling commerce. However, more recent news has broken stating that a superfluous 25 stores will additionally shut down. Fashion outlet Miss Selfridge, plus size clothing chain Evans and trend-led stores Topshop/Topman. Will the closure of these stores be enough to save Sir Philip’s ever-declining retail empire? Time will only tell.

Until next time, oxox, Katie

By Katie Farley

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