To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Graduate Fashion Week has commissioned two British fashion icons to help raise the profile of the event. Christopher Bailey and Victoria Beckham have been appointed as the first patrons of the Graduate fashion week. 

Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer and the English businesswoman, fashion designer are delighted to be a part of the world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion.In 1991, Mr.Bailey had showcased his own work for the first time at Graduate Fashion Week. The man, who happens to be the only figure in international fashion to hold the CEO and chief creative officer roles at a house simultaneously, is truly honored with the prestigious appointment.Bailey who is the first winner of of the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, commented, “I was extremely fortunate to have won the first Graduate Fashion Award over 20 years ago. It became a fundamental stepping-stone in my career, giving me a platform that allowed me to pursue the incredible opportunities that I have experienced since.  It is a true honour for me to be able to support the next generation of exciting design talent in the UK, during Graduate Fashion Week’s very special 25th anniversary year.” Victoria also believes that it is very important to support and mentor young people, and GFW provides an essential platform for the same. She also added that “I’m delighted to be joining Christopher Bailey, working together on such a worthwhile project.”

Since 25 years, Graduate Fashion Week has become one of the most significant, international events on the fashion calendar – an innovative showcase for the next generation of creative talents, and a springboard for new design labels. Additional alumni of the annual event include Stella McCartney, Antonio Berardi, Marchesa, Julien MacDonald, Christopher Raeburn, Agi & Sam and Sophie Hulme.