First Time Competitors: FAD x Missoni

Colourful knitwear, shimmering woven lapels, soft velvet trousers and structured headpieces - these were the creations of three Central Saint Martins students at the...

Queen of the Mundane: Hayley Grundmann

Hayley Grundmann is the CSM graduate whose structural and bold knitwear got us all excited about some rather everyday objects. Made from woven foam...

Don’t grow up too fast – The LVMH Prize

One champagne-drenched evening during Paris Fashion Week, 21 young designers were placed in little white boxes and asked to present their big ideas to...

The Radical North: John Alexander Skelton brings heritage back home

When it comes to high fashion, the clothes themselves are often no longer the main selling point. Instead, one of the most hyped pieces...

Friend, and collaborator: Julian DuFour and Céline Schubert

“Whenever there is a slight opportunity or a loophole in an assignment, I’m working with Céline,” says Julian DuFour, a 1st year FCP student...

Steven Tai: I be not up all night

Staying up all night to finish a piece of work is never someone’s Plan A. If you’re down to 2am in the early hours...

The Masters: Laura Lowena and Emma Chopova

Meeting Laura Lowena and Emma Chopova for the first time is a remarkably calming experience. There is a striking balance between the two -...

Draping for social unity: Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen

Since graduating from MA Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in 2012, Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen has struggled with the concept of sitting still. When she’s not...

Deciphering the poetry of Kozaburo Akasaka

In times when individuality is equally celebrated as banned, young talents such as Kozaburo Akasaka emerge to embrace authenticity and differentiation. The young Japanese designer graduated last...

Harry Xu: The Vulnerable Tailor

Harry Xu is hard on himself, and he has always been. Born in Shanghai, he moved to England at a very young age to...

From creative director to intern, meet the all-CSM team behind Ports1961

Once upon a time (read: almost three years ago), creative director Natasa Cagalj started building a London-based design team for Ports1961 womenswear. She now...

Katie Jones: how to make awesome garments from designer surplus

There is something noble about refusing to follow the system and producing x amount of collections per year. Katie Jones belongs to that league of designers. She...