After months of planning, we finally hit London today for Graduate Fashion Week. Celebrating its 25th year, GFW is the UK’s most exciting platform for emerging talent and we are buzzing to be one of the show’s official sponsors.
It’s got a hella place in my heart, I showed my own robot themed graduate collection here TEN years ago this June (please don’t use this information against me and calculate my age). I’ll be here all week to give you an inside look and I promise to bring you the highs, lows and even the outtakes of the event.
Here’s how my day played out…
5.30am Alarm Bells
I may be a London girl at heart but boohoo HQ is based in Manchester so it was an early morning powered by a serious amount of coffee and good vibes. Obviously terrified I was going to miss my alarm, unable to come out of Tom Hardy sponsored slumber, I spent most of the night wide awake considering everything that could go wrong the following day.
10 am Quick Change
SO the expectation Vs reality of life in fashion is widely discussed, but really, if you think it’s all almond milk lattes and an endless stream of free sh*t, think again. Before heading to the Brick Lane venue, me and four work BFFs crammed into the one room that was ready for check in to do a quick change and refresh. Embarrassingly the size of my bag caused one of the girls to ask if I was moving back to London. I just like to be prepared people.