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Graduates use fashion week to boost job prospects
Monday, 08 June 2009
Students from the University of East London have used Graduate Fashion Week to kick-start their careers and improve their chances of getting a graduate job in the sector.
And, on Wednesday this week (June 10th), the young designers will fight it out for a series of prestigious awards.
The competitors will be judged by British designers Giles Deacon and Matthew Williamson.
On the cusp of leaving university, and hunting for London graduate schemes in the world of fashion, the students will be competing with 50 universities from around the UK.
The annual Earl's Court show, which is in its 18th year, is sponsored by high street fashion chain River Island.
Meanwhile, one of the entrants, Katie Huxley, had clearly been influenced by her work-experience placement with London Fashion Week designer Luella Bartley, according to This is London.
According to the Confederation of British Industry, work experience is more vital than ever for people looking for graduate jobs.