Diane von Furstenberg named patron of Graduate Fashion Week
The is the first time the London-based charity, focused on giving graduate fashion students a platform to showcase their creations, appoints international patrons. It said the news confirms its growing international reach, as the showcase continues to grow each season.
Von Furstenberg and Swarovski join as lifetime patrons alongside Christopher Bailey, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Nick Knight.
“It is a great honour to join graduate fashion week as a lifetime patron. Swarovski has a long history of support for fashion education, and we are looking forward to expanding our partnership with Graduate Fashion Week in 2018 with a renewed focus on the power of emerging talent. We are also delighted to further champion conscious design by introducing the new Swarovski sustainable and ethical fashion accessories award,” commented Nadja Swarovski.
“I am thrilled to join Graduate Fashion Week as a lifetime patron and hope to continue to expand the reach of this important event and the tremendous talent it represents. The Gold Award has always been so highly regarded in the industry. It is a true beacon of talent, so I am excited to attend the event and to play a part in who will carry the torch this year,” added Diane von Furstenberg.
The designer will join the event to head up the judging panel for the Christopher Bailey Gold Award. This will take place on the last day of Graduate Fashion Week on 6 June at the Truman Brewery in London.
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