Tessuti launches new award with Graduate Fashion Week

Tessuti launches new award with Graduate Fashion Week

Here at Tessuti, we are proud to announce we will be partnering with Graduate Fashion Week for the first time in 2018, sponsoring a new award category: The Tessuti Sports & Leisurewear Award.

Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation founded in 1991 and has become the world’s largest event for stand-out graduate fashion talent. Showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the world’s most influential universities, 30,000 students flock to the Old Truman Brewery each June from over 40 universities.

The Tessuti Sports & Leisurewear Award builds on our commitment to sourcing the finest sports and leisurewear designs for our customers, as well as our dedication to supporting upcoming talent and the youth of the fashion industry. Entrants must be nominated by their university and will be shortlisted ahead of the event by a panel of industry experts for the award. The finalists, selected by Tessuti, will be invited to GFW’s prestigious Gala Awards Show. Once present, the winner will be announced and receive a prize of £1,000, with an additional £500 going to the winning university.

As part of the partnership, Tessuti will also host a space at Graduate Fashion Week to enable graduates to discuss career opportunities within both Tessuti and the wider JD Sports Fashion PLC, including paid placements.

Peter Alecock, Tessuti’s Commercial Director said; “We are delighted to be partnering with Graduate Fashion Week for the Tessuti Sports & Leisurewear award in 2018. It will offer students a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity and we’re looking forward to supporting the next generation of young designers within the sector.”

“We are extremely excited to have Tessuti join Graduate Fashion Week this year. They bring with them exciting opportunities for 2018 graduates and a wealth of knowledge in the sports and leisurewear industry.” Martyn Roberts, Creative & Managing Director of Graduate Fashion Week.

GFW will take place on the 3rd – 6th June 2018 at the Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

The Gala Awards Show will take place on the 6th June 2018 at 19:30 in the same venue.


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