The New MA Graduates: Masha Reva

The MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins has a reputation for being cutthroat and utterly challenging even for some of the most talented or...

Happy Birthday Louise Wilson

Yesterday was great to see so many CSM fashion kids at the Kanye West concert (which was insane!). What was much more exciting is...

The New MA Graduates: Hayley Grundmann

Taking us to the sequel of her BA laundry bag designs, MA graduate Hayley Grundmann leads us into the bag itself where her recent...

Yuki Agriardi, MA Furniture

A little while ago, we spoke with Yuki Agriadi, whose furniture design stood out at the graduate show a few months ago. It stood...

The Masters: Richard Quinn

All florals, foils and oil slick patents, Richard Quinn’s debut at London Fashion Week was nothing if not vivid. “I wanted the excitement of...

The Masters: Lynne Searl

“I haven’t had time to cut my hair since last summer. Priorities. Fuck it.” Before I can even ask a question, Lynne Searl is...

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...

Sabina Bryntesson

What does fashion personally mean to you? Fashion is too often limited, conventional and controlled. But sometimes it is unlimited, creative and in a state of...

The Masters: Alexander Krantz

Alexander Krantz grew up in rural Stockholm, the son of two dancers – a hippie child. There was no fashion, no Vogue magazine, but...

Four Seasons: An Interview with MA Fashion Graduate Assaf Reeb

Showing complete disregard for the seasonal strictures of the fashion system, Assaf Reeb created a final MA collection that was at once all thing...

The New MA Graduates: Catriona McAuley

Madonna has had to endure quite a bit of press recently. Not long ago, she criticised the media for constantly focusing on her age, and not on her qualities as a performer. But, Madonna remains the Queen of Pop, albeit not for those who didn’t grow up with her vogueing, her being ‘frozen’, and her being quicker than a ‘ray of light’. One of this year’s MA Fashion graduates, Catriona McAuley, celebrated the years in which the pop icon made her claim fame, and drew inspiration mainly from her New York career in the 1980s. Fast forward to 2015 fashion: forget shoulder pads, mini skirts and fanny packs — they don’t dictate our era. What often informs the fashion that young designers create nowadays, is that which they can or cannot afford. Look at the shift in Thomas Tait’s work to note this change: in an interview with Colin McDowell, he mentioned that he was about to go bankrupt before winning the LVMH Prize. Winning the large sum of money enabled him to stay afloat, and improve his collections substantially. Reviews of his new work were raving.

SONIC INTRUSION – New Waves: Qiuyu Yu

Royal College of Art graduate Qiuyu Yu approaches fashion through science and emotion, studying sound waves interference and negative space, and incorporates it into technically-advanced pieces in primary colours. She travelled from South-West China to Kensington via King's Cross to identify her own definition of fashion -- we asked Qiuyu Yu about her process and how to negotiate technology, conceptualism and craft in one's practice.