A Tale of Transsexuals: Chin’s SS16 Menswear Collection

As societal constraints of gender seemingly drop like flies, the rules of dressing are being called in to question. Recent Central Saint Martins graduate, Chin, illustrates these blurred lines in the SS16 collection for his eponymous label. Swinging straps, exposed skin and zips suggest fetishism, as does Chin’s research. Black and white images, including a woman on all fours chained by her neck to a bedpost, and a man wearing nothing but heels as he gives the camera a smouldering stare, make up the designer’s inspiration. These gritty images translate into pieces saturated with seduction. A delicate pink, strapless top ties in the centre of the chest, leaving the split sides to act as a curtain, putting the navel centre stage, while a splash of glamour comes in the form of a sheer embroidered jacket that ties at the neck.

The Dialectics of Beata Wilczek

Artist, curator, scholar, consultant, book-worm -- Beata Wilczek has many titles, none of which describes the Polish Central Saint Martins graduate’s far-reaching practice accurately....

Loose Shirting Against Wet Skin- Palmer//Harding’s Quintessential British Spring 2014

Since launching their label in 2011, Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding have taken their label, palmer//harding from strength to strength. With the help of...

Central Saint Martins BA Show 2012: review

On 29th of May, BA Fashion graduates of Central Saint Martins have presented their final collections on the catwalk of a brand new King's...

Preview: Myrza de Muynck

Photographer: Nikolay Biryukov Make-up and hair: Marina Keri Model: Anastasia Ivanova Stylist/producer: Olya Kuryshchuk Clothes: Myrza de Muynck Myrza de Muynck, a 2011 CSM graduate, is currently preparing for a Vauxhall...

Fleurs du mal: Ondrej Adamek’s flowery MA collection

The enduring stereotype of an arrogant Central Saint Martins’ MA fashion designer has no traction when you meet Ondrej Adamek. Ondrej, 27, is from Vsetin, a...

Looking back on LFW: Helen Bullock illustrates Class of 2011

We asked MA Fashion graduate Helen Bullock to draw three CSM labels that showed at London Fashion Week like 'one of her French girls'...

LVMH Prize: What does a young designer need €300.000 for?

Starting your own label doesn't mean you can just sit in your studio all day long, spend all your time designing the most beautiful and...

Puzzle Pieces: An Interview with MA Fashion graduate Toma Stenko

MA fashion graduate Toma Stenko recalls how her “fashion adventure” began at the tender age of seven, working alongside her aunt in a tailoring...

Gary Card – Central Saint Martins Theater Design Graduate

Today we met the brilliant and lovely Gary Card for a chat before our first print edition of 1 GRANARY Magazine comes out. We...

Steven Tai: I be not up all night

Staying up all night to finish a piece of work is never someone’s Plan A. If you’re down to 2am in the early hours...