Claudia Schiffer joins the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week panel
Claudia Schiffer is the latest fashion star to join the prestigious board of judges for this year’s Graduate Fashion Week River Island Gold Award.
She follows in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham, YSL’s Stefano Pilati, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, amongst many others, who have all sat on the style panel, and decide which lucky fashion graduate wins the coveted £20,000 prize.
Commenting on her new role, the supermodel said, ‘I have been privileged to witness the incredible expertise of some of the most inspiring design talents in the world. The passion and energy that surrounds this creative world are addictive and to take part in supporting the birth of new talent is fantastic.’
She added, ‘I have always believed that the UK has a unique energy, it’s such a melting pot of new ideas, with an influence that is so far reaching, I am never surprised to hear so many English accents in design studios all over the world.’
Graduate Fashion Week showcases the designs of over 1000 BA fashion students, from across 49 UK universities, and takes place from 8-11 June at Earls Court.