Behind the scenes: this year’s MA Fashion graduates

The buzz and chaos on the opening night of BLINK at Central Saint Martins was a true representation of the MA Fashion course. The...

HAMMER TIME: FOUNDATION SHOW 2014

The past two weeks were hammer time for the foundation students, who had been nailing their artworks to the freshly painted walls (those that...

WOMEN, SEX & COLOUR IN ELECTRIC LADYLAND

Fashion Communication and Promotion final years Imogen Snell and Zoe Vintilescu have teamed up to form snellvintilescu studio! To launch the collective, tomorrow, Wednesday...

Art School Didn’t Really Steal Clayton’s Virginity

Last night it was showtime for Central Saint Martins' Fine Art student Clayton Pettet. The hype around his performance Art School Stole My Virginity,...

I Where A Dress in detail… Conall McAteer

At first glance, we might think these are just ordinary Hermès scarves, then we realize the images are pixellated, and blurred. You are looking at...

I Where A Dress in detail… The Lake Twins

The artistic practice of the Lake Twins is deeply rooted in their desire to develop a unified identity between their two separate bodies. In order...

I Where A Dress in detail… Rejina Pyo

Clean lines, modernist architecture, and boldness might be a few of the things that come to mind when considering the work of Central St....

I Where A Dress in detail… Luke Brooks

The drawn lines that course across these garments give us a sense of familiarity; the simple act of drawing and shading. One is able...

I Where A Dress in detail… Jan Manski

The confrontational vision of Polish-born Jan Manski’s multi-disciplinary projects explores the fundamental elements of the contemporary individual’s fixations. By combining his skilful, macabre productions with a little bit of humour, Mankin manages to reference modern culture, mythology and history in an ambitious way. Through his work, Manski channels the most narcissistic traits of our society as a disfiguring force, driving us into a self-destructive future of unattainable perfection. With a meticulous sense of detail and feeling for the grotesque, Manski’s ‘alternative universe’ is downright disturbing. But inevitably there’s no pleasure without pain, and what follows in Manski’s invented world is a state of gradual disfiguration and destruction brought on by ourselves. Such is the price to pay for our obsession with vanity.

I Where A Dress in detail… Alan Magee

The multi-dimensional work of Irish-born artist Alan Magee raises questions concerning the nature of signs, and reality through a complex mise en abime, which obscures the ideas of nature and definition. His work interrogates the distinction between reality and its representation, while his process explores the possibility of finding a place in the world through the action of transformation.

1 Granary x Display London: I Where A Dress launch

Without meaning to sound cocky, we overheard a lot of comments like this at our exhibition launch, between pouring champagne, sliding past each other through doors, and amongst the smokers outside. It was much the same even when it was quiet, with spectators whispering approval in the dark, whilst Alex Anikina's Some Entropy in Your Tea played.