Did You Miss Graduate Fashion Week 2021? Here’s the Lowdown…
Graduate Fashion Week 2021 celebrated its 30th anniversary on on 15-17 June 2021 with 12 impressive runway shows featuring fabulous fashion and beautiful hair.
What was Graduate Fashion Week 2021 about?
Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s largest event for BA fashion talent. The aim of Graduate Fashion Week is to champion emerging talent both in fashion and indeed hairdressing so the event has been sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel Paris since 2007.
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris works with talented hairstylists who create perfect looks to elevate the fashion collections created by the graduates who are indeed the fashion designers of today and tomorrow.
This year’s Graduate Fashion Week was led by experienced session stylist Nicole Iroh who is based at Headmasters. She created the catwalk hair for all 12 runway fashion shows, which were live streamed on the Graduate Fashion Week website.
Nicole worked with an impressive team of hairstylists to create the looks for all 12 shows which included:
Phoebe Wade at Obsession
Sasha Stott at Room 97
Tasha Robson at Blushes
Lily O’Neill at Nash White
Laura Connaughton at Contemporary
Grace O’Kello, Tevae Humphrey sn Danielle Louis at Headmasters
Jackie Crosby, Emma Schwab, Andi Pearce at Francesco Group
Georgina Hunt, Jess Hesp, Megan Radcliff at Saks
Issac Pearson, Daniel Leyland at Saks
This year’s shows took place at Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London in an outdoor covered space with a small invited audience of 30 leading fashion industry press and judges.
Before Graduate Fashion Week got into full swing, Aytec Ozby at Neville created the hair for a creative video featuring a number of talented designer’s collections and it was featured on the Graduate Fashion Foundations Designer Profile as part of London Fashion Week.
The atmosphere was electric as Graduate Fashion Week gave a number of hairstylists and indeed fashion designers the chance to get back to some form of normality with exciting live fashion shows featuring a small and COVID-secure audience.