Minki Cheng

Before you know it, your tiny table at a dimly lit Ducksoup has got piles of AW14 samples spread all over it, and an...

Keeping up with Galliano. – E10

The last time we saw him talking was 2 years ago, it's been a long wait. Starting with a banging Annie-Leibowitz-portrait (he's going all...

This business-savvy menswear designer might soon take London by storm

I was asked to interview Nicomede Talavera because of my history as one of his devoted helpers on his MA collection. It was as interesting for me as anyone else to hear what Nic has been up to in the last two years since he graduated – a Google search was showing pretty exciting results. In latest news, after two seasons with Fashion East and one as an official London Collections: Men designer, when we met Nic had just won a two-year mentoring scheme by CFE (Centre for Fashion Enterprise) that provided him with a studio space and valuable business advice.

Masters of NYC: Mook Attakanwong

From traditional kimonos to beautiful and rare textiles, Mook Attakanwong would spend her early days surrounded by an eclectic collection of curios in her...

Heather and Adrian

10 rules of surviving a foundation at CSM: Lock and load...

  Week 1 may be done, but there is a long way to go - a long long LONG way. The year is more than...

Genderfree Glitter – New Waves: Sarah Sweeney

Sarah Sweeney, originally from Prescot, a small town outside Liverpool, came to London almost by chance. Growing up, Sarah had never imagined herself leaving Northern England, and certainly not to move to London for her university degree. Nonetheless, she added Ravensbourne to her UCAS application as an extra option, but when she travelled down for the initial interview, she had a good feeling about the relatively small institution. After completing her BA Fashion Knitwear in 2012, she transitioned to traditional Womenswear as she was admitted to the Royal College of Art, a transition she found hard in certain regards. “At Ravensbourne there wasn’t a lot of technical support, so when I started at the RCA I felt quite limited in a way,” she recalls over e-mail. Luckily, it didn’t take long for Sarah to figure out what worked best for her. “I learned a lot over the last 2 years and really found my own design handwriting, which is what I wanted to gain from the course,” she says. “Zowie became the new director when I was in the second year, and instantaneously there was a new atmosphere at the RCA: she was able to push everyone out of their comfort zones, so that everyone could make the most of their experience at the RCA.”

Meet Becky Baik, founder of The Profile Magazine

Students on the Fashion Communication and Promotion (FCP) course at Central Saint Martins are a lucky bunch, aren’t they? They’re able to experiment with everything on Planet Fashion, whether it’s styling, photography, fashion writing, film-making or graphics and branding. There are several FCP magazines that get produced each year, but one that caught our eye was The Profile Magazine, full of fantastic stories and imagery, all wrapped up in a tidy, nominal layout. One of the creative minds behind all the magic is no-one else other than FCP graduate Becky Baik, who hails from Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, and has worked for the likes of ELLE Korea and AnOther magazine.

The Masters: Abzal Issabekov

Abzal Issabekov stands proudly, a ball of energy, next to his portfolio and mini exhibition in the MA studio. His ribbed, fisherman style hat,...

BA Show 2012 Archive

We have promised to post pictures from the show, but then we found out that Catwalking.com and Vogue.co.uk did it before us. So for...

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...

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