- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
FatFace is highlighting graduate talent as part of its 30th birthday celebrations with a Graduate Fashion Week gender neutral T-shirt collection designed by four promising fashion students.
As part of its sponsorship of this year’s Graduate Fashion Week, FatFace launched a graphic T-shirt competition calling on BA students to design a screen printed T-shirt that reflected the heritage of the brand.
The four winning designers, chosen by a panel of judges including designers Henry Holland, Christopher Raeburn, and Holly Fulton, are: Hannah Morley, of the University of Central Lancashire; Harriet Bornemann from Norwich University of the Arts; Kirsty Walmsley of UCA Rochester; and Lauren Smith from Leeds Art University.
The four graduate designers will see their T-shirt design sold at FatFace stores and online. The unisex T-shirt designs, are available in sizes XS-XXXL and are priced at 25 pounds each, and FatFace will be donating a percentage of the profits from the sale of the T-shirts to Graduate Fashion Week, to continue with their support of emerging design talent.
Commenting on the competition, Emma Shaw, FatFace director of design, said in a press release: “Home grown talent has been integral to the growth of FatFace over the past 30 years, which has taken us from a small company selling T-shirts out of a camper van to a global multi-channel brand.
“Design is at the heart of everything we do at FatFace and is in fact part of our vision statement. It is through unique design that we are able to differentiate ourselves as a brand and create newness and innovation for our customers. It is why I am so delighted to be supporting GFW as it supports our next generation of talent.”
Each winning student also won a 500 pounds cash prize and their university took home 250 pound. Each designer will also appear in the Best of Graduate Fashion Week catwalk show on June 6, 2018.
Images: courtesy of FatFace