Graduate Preview Round-up

Jul 2020

The BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview is an annual event that underpins student support, helping them to transition from university to the world of work. Each year the event allows industry professionals to access the emerging talent from the UK's top fashion colleges as well as to foster relationships between educators, graduates and the industry.

Wednesday 8th July marked the first digital Graduate Preview. Find a showcase of the emerging talent underpinning the creative future of the fashion industry:


The BFC framed a series of online webinars, conversations between designers, course leaders and the industry, inviting professionals and friends of the BFC to view the work.

Please find a round-up of all webinars from the day below, along with portfolios from the Class of 2020:

Introduction by Caroline Rush and Charles Jeffrey Congratulates Class of 2020

‘Fashion Question Time: How Do We Communicate Fashion Now?’

Sarah Mower MBE, Ambassador for Emerging Talent, BFC; Ashish Gupta, Designer, ASHISH and Chioma Nnadi, Fashion News Director,, discuss all things fashion with a selection of BA and MA graduates.
Sarah Mower, students and industry guests discuss ‘How We Communicate Fashion Now?’

With so many fashion design students forced to carry out and complete their university degrees under extreme lockdown conditions, the discussion centres around the various approaches and new ways of showcasing fashion design to an audience under a digital sphere.  With touch points throughout on sustainability, the role of a designer and newly learnt skills.  Throughout the webinar, students were able to present elements of their work to our expert guests.

Watch the discussion here.

‘Life after Graduation’

As part of the Graduate Preview 2020 programming, the BFC presents ‘Life after Graduation’ featuring Emma Davidson, Managing Director, DENZA; Sabrina Damassa, Founding Partner, Between Research Design; Franck Jacquard, President, Bakeneko; and Faye Mitchell, Head of Search, DENZA offer an insider’s perspective around the fashion recruitment landscape.

Watch the discussion here.



Should you wish to support through any of the BFC Education Initiatives, please contact:

Rebecca Kinkade
Talent Initiatives and Education Manager

Dominic Osbourne
Talent Initiatives and Education Assistant