Archive for July, 2012
BA Fashion Print (First Class Honours) Gemma Mairead Fanning
Days of “summer” have finally arrived in London… Thank god! So don’t waste your time in front of a screen or on top of a pot, but go out in your shortest mini shorts and get your white-eew skin tanned! We bet that’s what CSM students are NOT doing now because school is over and these fashion beasts do enjoy their summers inside studios around London, Paris and New York City to name just a few cities. Let’s face it, CSM fashion students won’t ever be tan. Maybe later in their careers…hence italian designers like Cavalli and Valentino, or is it an italian thing? Also, CSM summer school is open, so go when your tan is serious enough. (more…)
Photograph by Irving Penn. Publihsed in Vogue, December 2003.
V&A is one of the greatest museums in the world and its installations and exhibitions often feature works of artists, musicians, architects and designers who studied at Central Saint Martins…we do not even mention the Fashion Galleries. Go and see Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, open from Sat 19 May 2012 –Sun 6 January 2013.
Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion (6th July – 29th July 2012) is a free display of works created in collaboration by leading fashion designers, most of whom are CSM alumni: Hussein Chalayan, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou and milliner Stephen Jones, and notable artists from Britain. They have come together to celebrate and promote the creative relationship between fashion and art.
Yesterday 1Granary attended an evening talk at V&A where CSM’s notable alumni Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk, leading UK artist and RCA drop out, discussed their collaboration for Collusion display, with curator Susanna Greeves.
A Papier Gouaché DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM NECKLACE
Design inspired by the ballets of Diaghilev, the necklace comprises graduated diamond units with finely rendered emerald, deep amethyst coloured cabochons and onyx units suspended by a multitude of freshwater paper-pearl strands draping towards detailed collarbone units. All gouache pigments individually applied with Kolinsky Sable brushes on 270g dove grey Maya-card, precisely 2012, 17 ½ ins.