YKK London Showroom sponsors Graduate Fashion Week for the second consecutive year

Sponsoring Graduate Fashion Week for the second year running, this year we will also run the YKK Accessories Award at the Old Truman Brewery between 3rd – 5th June 2018.

GFW 2017, collection by Laura Capello featuring YKK zippers

Graduate Fashion Week celebrates students and graduates in fashion, giving people from universities all over the country the opportunity to showcase their collections to an audience including leading industry figures and fashion insiders, ultimately bringing new talent into the industry.  The YKK Accessories Award will be awarded for the second year running, and students are encouraged to bring a modern, directional approach to the accessories arena. Eligible categories include millinery, shoes, bags, belts and jewellery. During the event an esteemed judging panel will review all shortlisted entrants.

Alongside YKK London Showroom Creative Director Kei Kagami, accessories designers Jas Sehmbi, and Oliver Ruuger, and  jewellery designer Tomasz Donocik will complete the judging panel.  Throughout the event judges will make themselves known to the shortlisted candidates, giving them the opportunity to talk through their pieces and answer questions if necessary.  This judging panel will also take part in a panel discussion on the 5th June at 2pm run by Caryn Franklin discussing how to be a creative accessories designer.

The winner of the YKK Accessories Award will receive a cash prize of £750, with the University receiving £250.  This will be announced on Wednesday 6th June at the Best of GFW Show at 3pm. 

The YKK London Showroom is committed to supporting the UK fashion industry and showcasing talent. During Graduate Fashion Week, the Showroom’s window display will present works of students from the 2017 event.

GFW 2017 collection by Kate Clark (on the left and in the middle) and Maddie Williams (on the right)


For additional information please visit http://www.graduatefashionweek.com/ykk


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