Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / New star judges & fresh format for River Island Gold Award

New star judges & fresh format for River Island Gold Award

May '07
Now in its sixteenth year, Graduate Fashion Week remains the definitive place to spot the hottest young fashion and design talent around.

At this year's event, more than a thousand of the finest fashion students from 48 universities across the UK will be competing for the coveted River Island Gold Award and its life changing £20,000 prize.

“At River Island we are committed to supporting new and exciting creative talent. This is perhaps most evident in our continuing support of GFW. We're now into our third year of GFW sponsorship, and have been most impressed by the standard and dedication from the students and feel proud that these individuals are the future of British fashion”.

River Island MD Richard Bradbury will be joined by US Harpers Bazaar editor-in-chief, Glenda Bailey and Lanvin Artistic Director, Alber Elbaz to judge the River Island Gold Award, now the most significant and prestigious prize for Graduate Fashion in UK fashion education. We also welcome an extra special additional judge to the panel – Victoria Beckham.

The River Island Gold Award hopes to help the winning graduate launch a successful career for themselves in the industry, providing a unique support network from the GFW Mentoring Panel (which is offered to all winners), a year's membership to the London Apparel Resource Centre and a year's subscription to Sportswear International.

This year in addition to the River Island Gold Award, judges will also select a menswear and a womenswear award winner.

Must ReadView All

Pic: Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 29th Nov 2021

New variant heightens global economic uncertainty

Just as everyone thought that things are slowly moving back to...

Pic: Pawel Pszczola | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 29th Nov 2021

Chinese factories to get uninterrupted power supply in winter: NDRC

Factories in China are likely to get an uninterrupted power supply...

Pic: Andy Nowack | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 29th Nov 2021

US textile & apparel exports up 20.15% in Jan-Sept 2021

The exports of textile and apparel from United States increased by...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchains will be in heavy use by early adopters by 2025

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Trainers faced immense challenges as most were not tech-savvy

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Occam's razor principle and purpose-driven innovations

Susanna Koelblin,

Susanna Koelblin

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that...

Akram Tariq Khan,

Akram Tariq Khan

E-commerce brand YourLibaas meaning "garment or attire" in Udru, was...

Erwin Devloo,

Erwin Devloo

The Picanol Group is a diversified industrial group active worldwide in...

Madison Maxey, Loomia

Madison Maxey

Loomia designs and manufactures soft circuit systems that can be produced...

Shaan Sethi, Jaanuu

Shaan Sethi

Jaanuu, a vertically integrated e-commerce company, has reimagined the...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

<b>Ruma Devi i</b>s a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Anju Modi, Label Anju Modi

Anju Modi
Label Anju Modi

Filmfare Award winner for best costume designer,<b> Anju Modi </b>is...

Suman Nathwani, Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani
Suman Nathwani

Designer <b>Suman Nathwani</b> talks about her journey of opening a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

November 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search