Graduate Fashion Week: Chloe Jones takes home Gold

Graduate Fashion week, the most-awaited moment that every fashion student longs to be a part of, has once again ended and it will not be back again until the beginning of June 2013.

Just in the space of a few days, the fashion world gives graduates a huge platform for them to showcase their amazing talents and creativity, which they are then judged on to win numerous awards. This ranges from ‘Best Womanswear’ and ‘Best Menswear’ collections, to the ‘international’ award. This year, the judges and presenters consisted of Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Bailey, Matthew Williamson, Daphne Guinness, Daisy Lowe, Caroline Flack and many other industry experts and celebrities.

So, who is the new British fashion designer you should be keeping your eye on? Chloe Jones, a student from Bath University. Not only did Chloe grab gold over 1,000 other graduates, she also won two awards at the Graduate Fashion Week Gala, held on the 13th June. One being ‘Best Womenswear’, and the other, the ‘Gold Award’, sponsored by George and worth £20,000, for the best student collection of 2012. Chloe’s collection ‘Our Father Who Art In Heaven’ consists of beautiful, chiffon full-length skirts, matched with grey, sporty hoodies. Ok, it may sound like a weird mix, but they strangely complement each other.

This will not be the last you hear of the talented Chloe Jones, as previous Graduate Fashion Week winners have hit the fashion industry hard and have left an unmovable mark. The previous Gold award winner, Rory Langdon from Nottingham Trent University, is currently living in Italy and is working on the knitwear design team for Max & Co. and has also been approached by the likes of Burberry.

Great opportunities will be presented to Chloe Jones in the next few months, as it is just the start of her career.

Chloe Jones, Winner of the Graduate Fashion Week George Gold Award


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