Apr 20, 2018
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Debenhams to support GFW, chance to meet Richard Quinn

Apr 20, 2018

British department store Debenhams is partnering with Graduate Fashion Week for the upcoming edition of the showcase, taking place on 3-6 June at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

Richard Quinn, who recently announced a collaboration with Debenhams will attend the event to give advice to graduate students

Debenhams will sponsor the Menswear Award, which will be judged by a panel of senior members of the Debenhams team including Steven Cook, managing director of fashion and home; and Julien Fuller, head of menswear design. GQ contributor and influencer Jim Chapman will also sit on the panel.

The winner of the Debenhams Menswear Award will receive a £5,000 prize and a further £1,000 will go to the winning graduate’s university.

Martyn Roberts, managing and creative director of Graduate Fashion Week, said: “They offer invaluable advice and opportunities to our graduates and an early career-changing top prize to the winner of this prestigious award.”

In addition to sponsoring an award, Debenhams will have a stand onsite holding events and masterclasses. Creatives on the Designers@Debenhams roster, including Richard Quinn, who received the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award in February and has recently announced a collaboration with the chain, will be spending time on the retailer’s stand.

Debenhams managing director of fashion and home, Steven Cook, said: “We understand the importance of nurturing new talent and providing them opportunities and advice. The Menswear Award is a great vehicle to provide a graduate with an immediate opportunity within a mass market retailer.”

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