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Moe Inzali – “Bold but sensitive.”

“Bold but sensitive.” Moe Inzali describes the look she created for the White Show. A simple statement, but her structural, intricate garment reveals otherwise...

Heather Chang – A human approach to the refugee crisis

One of the images in Heather Chang’s sketchbook is reminiscent of Samuel Aranda’s award-winning photograph: veiled Fatima Al-Qaws, holding her wounded son in a...

Is fashion afraid of individuality?

David Bowie once said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” The quote contains all the...

Jamie Sutherland – “Sad, cute and pure.”

“I’ll sit on my bed in the dark with my window wide open at 3am and watch the people in the windows of the...

Jo-Ann Furniss: “I forgive talented people anything.”

“Fashion years are like dog years.” Jo-Ann Furniss is getting onto something. “One human year is two fashion years, just because of its...

Influential Fashion Educators: Fleet Bigwood

Fleet Bigwood, pathway tutor for the MA Textiles for Fashion at Central Saint Martins since 1993, initially agreed to meet me outside the campus...

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Defining uniqueness with “ITS” founder Barbara Franchin

Uniqueness is an enigmatic concept: simultaneously eloquent and slippery, its nature is fundamentally ambiguous. This dualism makes uniqueness easy to acknowledge but hard...

Michèle Lamy knows how to push creativity

I meet Michèle in between two workshops she’s leading at Nike, where she asked participants to slice right through the iconic sneakers. Turn out,...

Inside the childhood memories of Antwerp student Julia Ballardt

When she was little, Antwerp student Julia Ballardt used to create her own sacred space with her friends, a place without boundaries, where they...

Breakfast with Shona Heath, the industry’s most celebrated set designer

Behind some of the most magical sets crafted for fashion editorials, shows and stores is one visionary: Shona Heath. Having been at the forefront of...

New Waves: Talia Lipkin-Connor

Britain was once famed for its fruitful fabrics trade; but today, few mills remain, and those who do often only produce high-priced couture fabrics....

New Waves: Sam Chester

BA graduate Sam Chester aims to eradicate binary structures and prolong the life of dying craft-skills. As a gender non-conforming individual, they are always...