Graduate Fashion Week in Shenzhen
Anna Lee, De Montfort University
Amber Hards - UWE Bristol
Naomi New - Northumbia University
Samantha Brook - Nottingham Trent University
Last week, Vauxhall Fashion Scout director John Warlford took some UK Graduate Fashion Week Designers’ collections to The Shenzhen International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair in China. John has already took UK young designers to Shanghai twice, this is was the first time Graduate Fashion Week has ever showed in Shenzhen, and it has attracted amazing attentions from Media and Press in China and Buyers from around the world.
John has also honored to open the event along side with the Government Minister of China and The Mayor of Shenzhen. The event has helped Vauxhall Fashion Scout opened the door to Far Asian Market , and gained much wider international awareness. Vauxhall Fashion Scout is proud to be an important part of the creative industry communication between the UK and China.
“Going to Shenzhen with some graduate work from the Gala was not only exciting but pulled together many strands. Having started GFW, working with Vauxhall Fashion Scout on developing innovative talent and having introduced some Schenzen designers to London this was totally symbiotic. The Chinese loved the Graduate clothes and hopefully this will have deepened an ongoing relationship between Vauxhall Fashion Scout and Schenzen.” John Walford