Young African Menswear: Lukhanyo Mdingi

The 23 year-old designer and Elle Design Competition finalist Lukhanyo Mdingi took the breath out of virtual fashion media when he recently presented the lookbook for his A/W 2015 collection Taintless, a masterly exercise in forward-looking, minimalist menswear in shades of deep and dark blue. As he launches his eponymous label, we speak to the menswear visionaire about the state of the young fashion scene in South Africa, the importance of industry support and how international exposure is exactly what is needed.

Flirting “with the cliché of the sad clown”: Grayson Perry at...

As huge fans of the man who is best known simply as ‘the transvestite potter’, to say we were excited to meet and photograph Grayson Perry exclusively backstage, before his fourth and final Reith Lecture would be an understatement. To round off his series of prestigious talks for BBC Radio 4, Grayson spoke in the Platform Theatre at CSM to a crowd of industry professionals and students alike. The question he set out to answer, one of which many of the audience were no doubt eager to hear his take on, was “how does one become a contemporary artist?”

Can Fashion Be Art? An Interview with Rejina Pyo

After graduating from MA Fashion in 2011, Korean-born designer Rejina Pyo has kept the momentum going ever since.  She collaborated with the fashion-forward retail...

Spring Lethargy

On the first warm day for 2013 (which apparently is 21 of April, what the fuck London?!) we were out and ready to shoot. Thanks...

It’s A Boy/Girl Thing: Interview with MA Fashion Graduate Elena Crehan

For her MA final collection menswear designer, Elena Crehan, took androgyny to the limits by dressing her male models in fishnets, brogues and fluffy...

Bright young talent Jegor Pister, first-year FDM student

You might think that growing up in a tiny little village in the German woods wouldn’t make for a super successful fashion designer. But...