Yang Du

Chinese-born, Du Yang completed both BA and MA Fashion at Central Saint Martin’s before going on to show her label, Yang Du, at LFW...

Work In Progress / Inside The CSM Fashion Studios

With the clock ticking the countdown to the press show, we walked around the fashion studios and shot the work of two students on different courses. One will show his collection on the runway tomorrow, the other is carefully padding, cutting and stitching away for a graduate diploma. While Joshie thinks his project needs a dustbin, and Linyou's needs some love, they can both agree -- according to our question cards -- that with any luck they'll be alive next year. Not long now before the final unveiling...

New Waves: Kitty Garratt

Biology, culture, and social coding no longer confine the expectations of the roles men and women occupy. Gender is not a new topic in...

What life can look like 3 seasons after graduating from Central...

We first got to know Wan Hung Cheung when he was still a second year Fashion Print student at Central Saint Martins. He went...

Inside the Central Saint Martins Fashion Textiles Studios

There is one area of the fashion studios that is slightly shrouded in an air of secrecy: the fashion textiles studios. Tucked away in the back of Central Saint Martins, it is the birthplace of self-made fabrics. We decided to wander around the place where looms seem to be in constant motion, and captured some of the best works-in-progress.

Sci-fi meets Céline: Minki Cheng presents his AW14 collection

In February, we spoke with Minki Cheng about his past- and upcoming collections. This season’s garments are made of a mix of natural fibers...

Regresses: Quoi Alexander at V&A’s Friday Late

One day, Jennifer Zielinska, Friday Late Programme Coordinator at the V&A and CSM Culture Curation and Criticism graduate, got in touch with Quoi Alexander...

Marta Jakubowski’s fabric-heavy ‘Fashion Centipede’

When Marta Jakubowski’s models walked out on the Royal College of Art’s runway in June, Olya and I immediately started to applaud and cheer (sorry...

Matty Bovan: Seeing beyond the glitter curtain

In less than a month time, Matty Bovan will be unveiling his new collection at Fashion East alongside fellow CSM graduate A.V. Robertson, Mimi...

Central Saint Martins to Vogue China: In Conversation with Grace Lam...

Vogue China hardly needs an introduction. Within eight years, Vogue China’s readership has grown to 1.06 million (Chinese magazines do not need to go...

Success lies in the shadows: the story behind Vetements

The Paris-based brand Vetements has experienced a massive growth ever since we first met the head designer Demna Gvasalia in Paris, where he was presenting the collective’s clothes to the jury members of the LVMH Prize for which they were shortlisted, in the showroom on Rue de Montaigne. On day 1, their AW15 collection could not be photographed, because during the very next day they showed it in nightclub Le Depot for a packed audience. Since then, their amount of stockists has nearly doubled -- from 46 they have gone up 80 stores, and their initial 8-man team grew to 13 (which is, as it turns out, Demna’s lucky number) -- spread out over creation, research, prototypes, product development, production, and sales. The brand shows no signs of slowing. When we talked over the phone, Demna was actually on the hunt for a new studio to sustain that growth, as three people are sharing his table at the moment. In need for some breathing space?

Window dressing is permitted vandalism: Helen Bullock x Liberty London

We catch up with Helen Bullock, who dressed Liberty London's windows for a special Fashion Week edition. The illustrator and fashion designer, who has...