Bulgari x CSM: Natasha Somerville’s daring Serpenti

“We each had a corner and mounted all our work, put some stuff on the wall. Then we had to leave it there for a couple of hours...” Natasha talks us through the selection process; a few people had brought the handbags which they’d made, and Natasha was one of them. “I like to have fun when designing, and to sometimes be less serious with my work,” she says, “I’m certain that Bulgari would never seen anything quite as ridiculous as my monster handbags!” In addition to that, she also brought multiple sketchbooks, and a portfolio with sampling, which revealed her obsession with painstakingly time-consuming techniques to create bespoke fabrics. Work from her final collection was also included, “One dress was constructed with hand glued 2 mm strips of latex in illusion stripes that took 3 months to make.” Yes, it might’ve been this devotion to produce great quality that made her stand out from her peers.

Jim Hu

Jim Hu is a 1st year Womenswear student and for his Turning Point Project he has created a stunning sculptural piece out of a...

Inside the minds of Fashion and Textiles Foundation students at Central...

Foundation students at Central Saint Martins open up about their backgrounds and sources of inspiration. They explain to us what they think is important...

The White Series. Part 10: Edwin Mohney

1G: Tell us about your White Project. Edwin Mohney: My white project is very simple to describe: Its a massive, plastic white teeshirt that a...

Fashion Folio’s Alter Egos

For their second week back in college, Patrick Lee Yow’s Fashion Folio students were set an exciting and challenging project: following in the footsteps...

Pia Jacqueline Chandra

Pia is a second year FDM (Fashion Design with Marketing) student, who chose PRADA as her dream brand for a Creative Styling Project. The brief said...

The White Series: Mikyoung Ko, Edward Mendoza, Shunichiro Naka

Mikyoung Ko Get to know the Korean fashion print student who kept a close relationship with the moon to develop her white project. Mikyoung Ko is...

Bulgari x Central Saint Martins: Anita Hirlekar’s Monete

  Florence Rambaud, LVMH’s Creative Talent Acquisition Manager, saw the MA show in February and Anita’s intensely colourful collection immediately excited her. It intrigued her to the extent...

FCP x Cubitts project

A few weeks earlier, eyewear label Cubitts approached the Fashion Communication & Promotion (FCP) class at Central St Martins, asking students to create a...

The Apron Project by 1st year BA Fashion Print at Central...

In the 1st year BA Fashion Print 'Apron project', the students had a couple of weeks to focus solely on learning printmaking. A number...

TODAY: CSM WHITE SHOW 2013 AT 4PM

get your tits out to saint martins' most exciting show of the year, where all white everything bleaches your teeth and makes you...