Students stun judges at Graduate Fashion Week

21 June 2021

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BA(Hons) Fashion Photography student Layna Miyazaki has won the Fashion Communication Digital Portfolio Award at the 2021 Graduate Fashion Week Awards, with her portfolio Portrait of Time.

It was a big year for Falmouth at the Graduate Fashion Week Awards. On top of Layna's win, fellow Fashion Photography student Evelina Deveikaite and BA(Hons) Fashion Design student Georgia Featherstone were named as finalists and Agne Roversteinaite and Eve Grant made the longlist. 

Graduate Fashion Week is the largest showcase of BA Fashion in the world, making its Fashion Awards some of the most hotly contested in the UK.

Submissions are analysed by industry professionals, who seek out the next generation of fashion talent based on their ability to create stylish, professionally presented work that has a clear creative identity.


38 universities submitted selected student work to the awards, with Falmouth’s finalists selected as the top three submissions in their respective categories.

John Boddy, Head of Fashion & Textiles, was thrilled to see his students stand out in an extraordinarily talented crowd.

Reflecting on their success, John said “It is fantastic to see the innovative work of our students being showcased on this prestigious international platform. It provides a wonderful conclusion to their time at Falmouth University and is a fitting occasion to also celebrate the dedication of our incredible academic and technical team in FTI.”

We spoke to each of the finalists to find out what it meant to be shortlisted and to gain an insight into their artistic process.

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