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10 things we love about Graduate Fashion Week

DesignKirsten Berg, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

The silver anniversary of Graduate Fashion Week, naturally, came with a bit of sparkle and shine — but every color and texture imaginable was on display in the U.K. this year.

The 25th-annual event, which took place in London, showcased the work of more than 1,000 of the world's best design students — graduates from the most influential and inspiring programs around the world.

In years past, industry scouts from Gap and Old Navy crossed the pond to examine the runways and peruse the portfolios of design students ready to launch their careers. This year, Gap Inc. grew its partnership with the organization, participating as the only U.S. company with dedicated space for meeting, greeting and showcasing product from all of its brands. The company has a history of supporting the collections of fresh design talent, and this was another opportunity to experience the next generation's unbridled creativity — and, of course, get a Project Runway-style fix. As a bonus, two former Old Navy design interns made it to the final show.

With panel discussions — featuring Gap and Old Navy design leaders and industry veterans — runway shows, portfolio reviews and more, the Gap Inc. team learned a ton. But here are the top 10 takeaways after four fun-filled days.

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