Monday, February 20, 2017



Miguel Bento: Utopian Set Design for London Fashion Week

On the third day of London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council awarded Miguel Bento with the best Set Design for their fifth annual...

Steven Tai AW16: exploring the divide between young and old souls

"We want our communication to feel very welcoming and relatable, so as opposed to being superior, we like to do something that feels warm...

Surviving fashion school? It’s only the first step

A week passed since LC:M ended and Pitti Uomo has been wrapped up -- Eugene Rabkin argued that it reflects the current state of...

Chalayan Comes Dancing

7pm on a Thursday evening, the foyer of dance’s preeminent venue in Clerkenwell looks and feels like a “cheaper version of Chelsea”, according to...

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...


From the loud to the minimal, the precious to the poor, the fashion show invitation remains as the highly fetishised golden ticket to the exclusive world of fashion shows. A new book, edited by award-winning fashion writer and Central Saint Martins professor Iain Webb, explores this colourful history, functioning as a disjointed but invaluable reflection of the development of fashion and its industry. As the book launches, we asked Webb a few questions about the making of the book and what it might mean when John Galliano sends you a rusty old key with a handwritten label attached.

The Real Behind-The-Scenes: Rejina Pyo’s Diary

5th February: Receiving samples from factories I am using leather for the first time this season and have just received the samples from the factory -...

Marques’Almeida: Denim, but not the jeans you usually see

The denim that has become Marques’Almeida's trademark, since they first showed it in their AW11 debut collection,...

Rory Parnell-Mooney AW15

During London Collections: Men, the support for recent Central Saint Martins graduates continued: just as Fashion East took on Grace Wales Bonner directly after her BA collection, so did their initiative 'MAN', with CSM's MA menswear graduate Rory Parnell-Mooney. For his first season after graduating, he showed alongside Nicomede Talavera and Liam Hodges, and continued to explore his past collection's point of view, but with a new outlook. Boys walked the runway with slick hair, wearing floating black- and navy garments, to the sound of Nirvana's 'Breed'.

Grace Wales Bonner FW15

Just like Lee Roach built a refreshing narrative with his runway show through the means of collaboration, so did Grace Wales Bonner with her Fashion East presentation, in which she constructed an environment with relaxed models, hanging out on carpets in all things bejewelled, against the backdrop of a sunset. Something you'd like to be a part of. A laid-back opulence, created by mixing couture techniques with African crafts. What stood out most? The storytelling aspect, and Grace's continued focus on blaxploitation.

Nicomede Talavera FW15

Nicomede Talavera didn't look at the future for his FW15 collection, but rather traveled back in time to re-explore and celebrate his MA graduate collection. He tells us about octopus pants for ravers, refining his eye, and designing womenswear.


For his FW15 collection, Lee Roach took an approach perhaps not too familiar at present-day to the industry at large. Whereas some shows were thrown on bare runways with the odd hiphop tune, Lee worked with artist collective The Butchers and composer/DJ Alexi Delano, to explore ideas of the ‘inverse’ together. Surprising part about this — and admirable — is that each creative aspect of the collaboration had as much importance in the project as the other.