A Week of Fashion-Graduate Fashion Week with George and London Collections: Mens

Hi everyone!! Yet again it has been a very hectic week both for me and in the general world of fashion.

I am very fortunate to be celebrating both Graduate Fashion Week and London Collections Mens 2012 in different ways. Firstly, I was fortunate to receive an invitation from George at Asda to join in celebrating Graduate Fashion Week. You may well ask-What is Graduate Fashion Week?

"We have the most exceptional design talent coming out of our Colleges here in the UK and I salute their energy, their talent and their well earned and deserved global reputation." says Christopher Bailey, Burberry Creative Director. Created to provide a showcase of the year’s best new talent under one roof for potential employers, national and international media and industry, GFW is the largest graduate fashion event in the world. Designers, marketeers, new media experts, buyers, pattern cutters, stylists, journalist's, illustrators and visual merchandisers all participate in GFW and represent the future of British fashion.

From Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Berardi and of course Christopher Bailey (who won the very first GFW Designer of the Year Award) to the unsung heroes who populate design studios, buying offices, publishing houses and creative agencies all over the world, GFW has introduced some of the industry’s brightest stars.

GFW is a charity and receives no support from the government, it was founded in 1991 by Jeff Banks CBE, Vanessa Denza MBE and John Walford, to unify the many British fashion colleges which at that point showed around the country with no synergy or focal point. GFW is entirely dependent on sponsorship and is very grateful to its title sponsors George at Asda which are supporting the event for the second year running.

As such, I was asked by George at Asda to pick a gorgeous summer style staple which I have shown in the last picture below. I was suitably inspired by the official tumblr pictures from Graduate Fashion Week for choosing my summer dress, as it is boldly patterned and has a gorgeously frilled assymetric hem and bandeau top to create a really unusual and lovely summer dress.

Here is my pick of my favourite pictures from the official GFW tumblr:

I had to choose a gorgeous LBD too!!

This is the dress I chose which will keep me cool and stylish this coming summer!! Plus I also received a gorgeous Rimmel goodie bag containing some eyeshadow, a Kate Moss lippy, a concealer and mascara!!

Secondly, my gorgeous son has been working for an online magazine for London Collections: Men 2012 this weekend and we have been involved with helping him get to and from different venues-picking him up from Harrods last night meant we got to see Thom Browne's collection which took place just outside Harrods on one of their traditional London buse's with live music and some Lolas cupcakes-very delicious and a great evening too! He has been working really hard these last 3 days photographing lots of designers and his favourite was Topman Design where he not only did the shoot but also managed to get some very cool shots of Alexa Chung, Reggie Yates and Ronnie Wood plus Tinie Tempah at Thom Brownes yesterday!! I am beyond proud and please do check out his work uploaded so far here on his facebook photography page and also here on his tumblr!!

So heres to a very successful week and weekend of fashion and I hope you've all had a great weekend too!!


Style At Every Age said...

Love the dress you have chosen, perfect for summer. Hope you are well xx

Kezzie said...

Hey, his photography is great! I don't have Facebook otherwise I would have 'liked' it! Your choice of dress is great, my favourite colour! Oh and thanks, I got the other Orla Keily bags- I was looking for ages until I noticed them all surreptitiously hanging at the other end of the store!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your selection to attend Graduate Fashion Week! The dress you selected is gorgeous - the photos SO interesting. I'm certain your son appreciates your support and that your investment in his talent will be rewarded.

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Love the print on the dress, oh so pretty :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

He's obviously really talented, not surprised you're proud. Have you roped him into doing all your outfit photos?

Vix said...

What a fantastic dress, I bet you look wonderful in it.
You must be so very proud of your lovely son, what a talent! x

Sharon S said...

hi everyone-such lovely comments, thank you very much xxx


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