The Radical North: John Alexander Skelton brings heritage back home

When it comes to high fashion, the clothes themselves are often no longer the main selling point. Instead, one of the most hyped pieces...

Friend, and collaborator: Julian DuFour and Céline Schubert

“Whenever there is a slight opportunity or a loophole in an assignment, I’m working with Céline,” says Julian DuFour, a 1st year FCP student...

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...

The Masters: Laura Lowena and Emma Chopova

Meeting Laura Lowena and Emma Chopova for the first time is a remarkably calming experience. There is a striking balance between the two -...

Draping for social unity: Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen

Since graduating from MA Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in 2012, Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen has struggled with the concept of sitting still. When she’s not...

Deciphering the poetry of Kozaburo Akasaka

In times when individuality is equally celebrated as banned, young talents such as Kozaburo Akasaka emerge to embrace authenticity and differentiation. The young Japanese designer graduated last...

Harry Xu: The Vulnerable Tailor

Harry Xu is hard on himself, and he has always been. Born in Shanghai, he moved to England at a very young age to...

From creative director to intern, meet the all-CSM team behind Ports1961

Once upon a time (read: almost three years ago), creative director Natasa Cagalj started building a London-based design team for Ports1961 womenswear. She now...

Katie Jones: how to make awesome garments from designer surplus

There is something noble about refusing to follow the system and producing x amount of collections per year. Katie Jones belongs to that league of designers. She...

Meet me in the bathroom: Sirloin by Mao Usami and Alve...

Time spent as a student is not regularly considered to be the most romantic. With little money in our pockets and a workload that...

The Masters: Stefan Cooke

The uncanny is that subjective sensation triggered by something which is at once familiar yet alien. It is the unsettling evocation of the past...

Central Saint Martins MA Fashion 2017

Walking back home from a Pina Bausch performance last week, we were overwhelmed by intense emotions. We all felt the need to discover, create...