BA Final Collections

BA Final Collections

Issue 3 — First Step: The CSM BA Fashion graduates of...

London Fashion Week’s schedule may be ‘murderous’ because of its amount of shows, presentations, and events, but never before has there been a time where so much young talent got together to show their work to press and buyers. While taking a break from LFW and gearing up for Paris, have a look at the talents whose names might be on the future show invites: this year’s BA graduates.

Wearable Walls – New Waves: Claudia Girbau Pina

Spanish-born CSM BA Fashion Design and Marketing graduate Claudia Girbau Pina approaches her designs as architectural experiments, describing her garments as “jackets, worn by a person, but buttoned to a wall.” While she initially found the autodidactic method of Central Saint Martins “disorientating,” her final collection is a refined exploration of the feminine subject in the masculine, modern city; fitting, as she packs her bags to explore another European fashion capital.

AN EXERCISE IN TOILING – NEW WAVES: Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace has a straight-to-the-point approach to his fashion design without too much focus on concept, concentrating instead on the precision and cleanliness of...

6,000 stitches – New Waves: Rebecca Jeffs

The Mancunian Central Saint Martins graduate Rebecca Jeffs almost had a nervous breakdown when she enrolled at Central Saint Martins, but found the “blood,...

THE FASHION OF GENTRIFICATION – NEW WAVES: DANIEL W. FLETCHER

As a part of the first batch coming out of Central Saint Martins’ King’s Cross campus, the charismatic Daniel W. Fletcher designed a menswear...

LIFE BY THE SEA – New Waves: NATHAN MOY

Nathan Moy is easily recognised for his incredibly fashionable exterior. He helped making an outfit for Beyonce while interning at Alexander Wang, and for...

Towards Maximalist Menswear – New Waves: Wataru Tominaga

Transitioning to Central Saint Martin's BA Fashion Print was not particularly violent to Wataru Tominaga. Originally from Japan, he had previously studied in two...

Quad Bike Glamour, New Waves: Tingzhi Liu

Since childhood, Central Saint Martins graduate Tingzhi Liu, originally from Singapore, has loved dressing up. She mixes personal memories and fashion-historical research as she...

The cyclic nature of addicts: New Waves, Lee Bodkin

Lee Bodkin originates from Glasgow, Scotland, from where he pursued his creative ambitions until reaching the guilded halls of Central Saint Martins. He developed his graduate collection through careful research on the social implications of drug addiction, reflected in his hoarding-style textiles that investigate the cyclic nature of many addicts. Taking such a contentious theme as a starting point for a fashion collection raises issues -- important ones, which Lee carefully reflected on as he developed his garments.

New Waves: Catherine Whang

Korean-born, Canada-raised BA Fashion graduate Catherine Whang studied the aesthetics of Amish adolescence for her final collection -- that is, Amish adolescence gone drinking...

FABIAN BREDT: BRINGING DEMOCRACY TO FASHION, ONE BOMBER JACKET AT A...

As the only German pursuing his bachelor degree in ‘Textile and Fashion’ at The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Fabian Bredt presented his...

Inside the Central Saint Martins Fashion Studios

The Central Saint Martins graduate shows will happen in less than one month... What are the final year BA Fashion Design students working on? What fabrics are they using for their collections, which will be unveiled on the runway on the 3rd of June? What do their workspaces look like? And what are the new kids on the block creating, who are just finishing their first year at CSM? 1st year BA Graphic Design student Ollie Vanes grabbed his camera and set out to explore and document the fashion design studios.