Two ISKO I-SKOOL™ 7 looks make their debut at the Graduate Fashion Foundation

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Following an unprecedented academic year, GFF, part of London Fashion Week, a springboard for new talent striving to bridge the gap between education and industry, celebrates how the Class of 2020 have adapted and overcome adversity to complete their degrees across 26 fashion specialisms, from design and knitwear to comms, marketing and business.

To bring together fashion educators and industry leaders and to support their graduates to reach their full potentialonce they have graduated: this has always been GFF’s main goal for the past28 years. Now more than ever, GFF continues in its long-standing commitment to share good practiceand knowledgeand to inspire students to  become  innovators,  environmental  leaders,  employees,  and  educators  while  promoting cultural diversity and inclusivity within an international platform – very much in keeping with ISKO  I-SKOOL™  values  and  approachwhich  resonate throughout  the  contest’s  Denim Awards.

Designers Kotryna  Adomaityteand Isabel  Hamblyfrom Nottingham  Trent  Universitywere 2 of the 9 winners of the ISKO I-SKOOL™ 7 Awards, announced in a phygital ceremony held  on  July  22.  The  two  students  were  invited to  showcase  their  winning  creations  at  GFF. Kotryna, winner of the ISKO I-SKOOL™ PERICOLO Award by Cadica Group, impressed the audience with her “Wild West Denim” look to London at the GFF Showroom. Isabel Hambly, winner of the ISKO I-SKOOL™ Best Marketable Product, stole the show with her  “Women  at  war”  outfit  which  was  displayed  at  the Catwalk  Show,  live-streamed  from Samsung KX on September 22.

That two of ISKO I-SKOOL™ 7winners and finalists were part of this important event is proof of thesignificant role the contest –developed and supported by ISKO –plays in nurturing and championing  talent  and  creativity.  This  edition’s  main  concept  was world’s  citizenship, with the Creative  Theme“North,  East,  South,  West –connected  by  one  planet”.  The twenty shortlisted finalists were asked to dig into their roots and to approach different cultures, defining and tracking down the geography of the world connecting them through responsibility. In addition to exploring the planet both locallyand globally, theywere also required to take into account the product life cycle of their outfits –featuring a 5-pocket jeans to interpret their view on the “local” concept and two Denim Show Piecesto reflect their worldwide influences and topics of interest. These were made with top ISKO™ denim fabrics, meeting the designers’ needs and providing a strong sustainable ingredient.

“We are really proud that two of our winners made it to GFF, with which we have many values in common –it marks another important step in their journey” said ISKO Senior Executive ISKO I-SKOOL™ ProjectIrem Orhun. “All of this goes to show how ISKO I-SKOOL™ plays a fundamental role in providing the foundation to enter the industry more aware of your skills and capabilities.”

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