Award-winning fashion designer launches own brand before graduating
UCLan graduate Adam is already turning industry heads
A local fashion designer has established his own clothing brand and been successful in several industry competitions all before finishing university.
Adam Gronback, who graduated this week from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has created how own fashion brand, Agnostics, which he says is “inspired by the hills to be worn on the streets."
Adam’s final year collection, Psychedelic Renaissance, represents the birth of the brand that will specialise in menswear, outerwear and sportswear.
"I came to UCLan with no previous design experience but with the hunger to learn and achieve. I’m looking forward to celebrating the hard work I’ve put in over the last four years and making Agnostics a success. "— Fashion design graduate Adam Gronback
The 23-year-old from Leyland said: “I came to UCLan with no previous design experience but with the hunger to learn and achieve. I’m looking forward to celebrating the hard work I’ve put in over the last four years and making Agnostics a success.
“Agnostics will be a contemporary streetwear brand focussing on providing, functional, stylish and comfortable garments that can be worn at any time, in any place, by anybody. I will offer customers the option to customise their pieces so that their Agnostics garments will be completely different to anyone else’s.”
Adam is already turning fashion industry heads. Not only was his final year collection featured in the ‘Best of Show’ catwalk at London’s famous Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) last month, where judges select work from the university runways to return to the catwalk in front of a VIP industry panel, he was also recognised in two other prestigious GFW competitions during the final year of his BA(Hons) Fashion Design degree.
"I was incredibly proud to showcase my work at Graduate Fashion Week with influential people from the industry there to see all the talent."— Fashion design graduate Adam Gronback
Adam was one of 15 winners of a national competition organised by GFW and Crisis; the charity behind ending homelessness, and Love Not Landfill, and saw his design sold in Crisis’ Brick Lane store in London. Building on this success, Adam then won a competition to be a part of the Size? Homegrown Runway Show at GFW with a chance to have his collection sold in store.
“I was incredibly proud to showcase my work at Graduate Fashion Week with influential people from the industry there to see all the talent,” the former Parklands High School and Runshaw College pupil said.
“My hard work has paid off with this recognition. I also won a University award, sponsored by Creative Lancashire, for Enterprise as part of the UCLan Degree Show and was highly commended for two more. I’m very grateful to the teaching staff on my course who believed in me. It’s certainly an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career.”