It has just been announced that River Island will be ending their sponsorship deal with Graduate Fashion Week. The High Street retailer has been supporting the showcase of young talent for six years, but has now decided to call it a day. Over the past five years, the store has taken on more than 90 new graduates and has lent a great deal of support to the event.
The Chairman of GFW Terry Mansfield commented, "The Trustees and I cannot thank and commend River Island highly enough. They have been such an enthusiastic sponsor, their contribution to the event goes beyond a financial one; the company’s dedication and commitment to supporting young talent, from the very top of the business right down to the shop floor, is outstanding." It will be interesting to see who takes their place as main sponsor of the event. Stay tuned for more information.