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.

Jessica Hannan, Marketing Editor at NET-A-PORTER

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The New Generation: Danielle Romeril

On approaching Chelsea School of Art, we’re greeted by colourful ribbons which adorn the path towards the Cookhouse galleries, where Danielle Romeril presents her...

Fan-tastic, Graham’s 50s twist on metal Boiler Suits

What's MA graduate Graham Fan about? Fishwire-mixed dresses and investment banking as a failure-to-launch plan. We speak to the designer who, quite literally, twisted...

Jordan-based designer Nafsika Skourti explores the idea of ‘Temporary Security’ in...

Nafsika Skourti is the up-and-coming designer from Jordan, now presenting her third collection since her graduation from London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins. In the last few days, following a Parisian showroom, she set her sights on Dubai. Her new collection “Temporary security” – a collection with its influence rooted deeply in the Arab world – was shown at Fashion Forward Dubai SS16, the new platform for Middle Eastern designers which aims to bring international attention to designers from the region. She is now one of the finalists for the Style.com/Arabia – DDFC Fashion Prize.

Keeping up with Galliano – E02

Okay, what do we love more than ripped, gay Gibaltarians and overweight Greek restaurant owners serving feta and gyros all day? Right, nothing. The...

Alex Mullins’ London Cowboys

Cowboy-mad  Alex Mullins is the designer whose childhood obsession with the wild west has spilt over into his ever-expanding career in fashion design. A quick coffee...

New Waves: Holly Mathewson

Graduating Central Saint Martins BA jewellery designer Holly Mathewson draws on her family’s history as her prime source material – specifically, her graduating project was a reworking of her grandmother’s wardrobe, as seen and remembered through photographs and abstract memories. Like many of her peers, Holly Mathewson had dreamt of attending Central Saint Martins since a very early age, enchanted by the “magical allure” of the famous institution. After completing courses in Art & Design and Fashion in her Sixth Form, she enrolled at the CSM Foundation Course. “And the rest is history,” she explains, tracing her educational path to her BA in Jewellery Design. The choice fell on jewellery because Holly is interested in the relationship with its wearer. “It’s something I always try to address in my work,” she says. “Whether that’s through the concept or the physical elements, it is key when I design my collections.”

Want to ‘smell’ like teen spirit? Tigran Avetisyan’s got the solution

Tigran Avetisyan might smile warmly, and speak kindly, but that doesn't make his kick-ass collections any less punk. Once with ambitions to pursue a career in...

Young African Menswear: Lukhanyo Mdingi

The 23 year-old designer and Elle Design Competition finalist Lukhanyo Mdingi took the breath out of virtual fashion media when he recently presented the lookbook for his A/W 2015 collection Taintless, a masterly exercise in forward-looking, minimalist menswear in shades of deep and dark blue. As he launches his eponymous label, we speak to the menswear visionaire about the state of the young fashion scene in South Africa, the importance of industry support and how international exposure is exactly what is needed.

Charles Jeffrey: Love to Love You, Baby

What started as a birthday party organised last summer by Charles Jeffrey, then about to go into his final year of MA Fashion, Loverboy...

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...