CSM BA Fashion students’ take on Deconstruction

How does one fully understand a garment? Some may search for a ‘soul’ in it, taking apart the seams of a stained jacket found...

CHRISTOPHER SHANNON: THE SUSTAINABLE ROUTE TO SUCCESS

Menswear isn’t a ‘hot topic’ only in London at the moment; it’s becoming an international phenomenon. The New York Times just introduced a men’s style section (the paper itself, however, has admitted that it’s driven by ads); while the city is also making solid plans to introduce a menswear fashion week, catching up with the London Collections: Men. In London itself, the buzz around the testosterone-fueled counterpart of the mostly female-focused industry has been gaining momentum, and increasingly manifests itself in the form of support.

Oh, baby, baby!

Hey guys, for those of you who didn’t get their hands of 1 of our 1000 printed magazines, here is our cover shoot. It...

‘The Graduates’ with Nick Knight and Simon Foxton

Psssssst... Better set your alarms tomorrow, because we have something super exciting in store, and it's kicking off early. Remember the MA Fashion class...

Ode to Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier at Marc by Marc...

In an essay about Luella Barley, Ana Kinsella -- the editor of our first issue -- wrote: "F Scott Fitzgerald wrote that there are no second acts in American lives, but luckily, English girls have never had that problem. At least, not according to Luella Bartley, who has posited seven – seven! – ages of the English girl, from 'school daze' to 'recessionista' and finally 'granny nirvana'. She’s a living embodiment of that school of thought, too. In her own career she hopped from St Martins kid to Evening Standard fashion assistant through to the glory days of her eponymous label and sadly, its liquidation in 2009. Girls and women of many different stripes wailed in despair at the news."

Christopher Shannon: “I just kind of roll with it”

Tired of the stale image of British menswear being so entrenched in its legacy of fine tailoring, Christopher Shannon founded his eponymous menswear brand...

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A photo shoot we have made for Kim Træger is coming soon

New British Voices

There are two things that connect the three upcoming designers Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow and Ed Marler: they are all graduates of London fashion schools (Westminster and CSM) and they are all Fashion East or NEWGEN alumni. Aptly named, they represent a new generation of London designers breaking through nationally and internationally. But as opposed to the 90’s kids who could struggle for a decade to get their feet on the ground in the market, these new talents seem increasingly business-savvy, with the help of support schemes and marketing. Despite the obvious financial and PR-advantages for such schemes, should we (as creatives) be suspicious of them? What are the politics of corporate backing, and what characterises the designers who manage to acquire such support?

Leaving Her Stamp on London Fashion Week: Carrie-Ann Stein at the...

Imagine holding a postcard in your hand, vividly portraying a vibrant seaside town in the north of England. Now, magnify it immensely and visualise...

Issue 3 — First Step: The CSM BA Fashion graduates of...

London Fashion Week’s schedule may be ‘murderous’ because of its amount of shows, presentations, and events, but never before has there been a time where so much young talent got together to show their work to press and buyers. While taking a break from LFW and gearing up for Paris, have a look at the talents whose names might be on the future show invites: this year’s BA graduates.

Neutopia

1 Granary is very excited to bring readers back to "Neutopia" with photographs by Natalia Lipchanskaya. Last year, we introduced you to this show,...

“The White” Preview

We are finally back to school after the winter holidays. As final year BA and MA students are preparing for the graduate show and...