julienmacdonald_gfwjudgingpanelannouncement.jpgThis year's Graduate Fashion Week is already under way (stay tuned for CQ's catwalk coverage!) and yet there is another exciting addition to the judging panel.

Julien MacDonald has been announced as the latest judge to join the prestigious River Island Gold panel.

The designer joins fellow judges Claudia Schiffer, Lorraine Candy Elle editor-in-chief, and River Island CEO Richard Bradbury, in deciding who will take out this year's top prize worth £20,000.

"I've always been a huge fan and supporter of young British designers, and after graduating from Brighton University and taking part in Graduate Fashion Week myself, I am delighted that this year I'm going to have the opportunity to give something back, because this is where the next star of the future will be found," said MacDonald.

Keep checking back to CQ for ongoing coverage from this year's GFW!