The Grayson Perry Project photo shoot for i-D online

1Granary gleefully presents Grayson Perry Project, especially shot for I-D Online. Central Saint Martins’ 2nd year Fashion Print students, for the eighth consecutive year, had the...

Bright young talent Jegor Pister, first-year FDM student

You might think that growing up in a tiny little village in the German woods wouldn’t make for a super successful fashion designer. But...

Hyon Park. “I am so sorry.” 2nd Year Womenswear Sustiainablty Project

1G: Tell us about your project. Hyon Park: It was a "Sustainability project"; so obviously its about the environment and pollution. However, I thought that...

BULGARI X CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS: MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Though Bulgari started as a jewellery company, and Central Saint Martins as an art college, they’ve found a middle way: a bag design collaboration. Surprisingly, it’s not a handful of highly praised alumni (the list is long) who were approached to participate, but a select crop of three recent fashion graduates: Icelandic Anita Hirlekar (MA Fashion 2014), British Natasha Somerville (BA Womenswear 2013) and American Connie Lim (Fashion Design with Marketing 2013). Why? To get a fresh approach on Bulgari’s existing codes: Monete, Serpenti and Bvlgari Bvlgari, by the means of ‘disrupting’ these. How? A six week competition style project, going from briefing to designing, visiting Bulgari’s Atelier, making prototypes, and giving presentations during endless Skype conversations. And so, ‘redefined luxury bags’ have come into existence.

Oshun – CSM Ethical Collaborative Fashion Knit/Print Project

The Ethical Collaborative Fashion Knit/Print Project at Central Saint Martins is a group project that is aimed to create forward, contemporary fashion, made out of...

Defining Youth, (Un)representing sexuality: The eroticism of Leonard Arceo’s Romeo Magazine

When Leonard Arceo graduated with his masterly skilled cohort from Central Saint Martin’s cross-disciplinary course Fashion Communication and Promotion, he presented Romeo Magazine, an...

The White Series. Part 7: Aya Takeshima

1G: Tell us about your White Project. Aya Takeshima: My starting point was my thought on art, and my theme is a reflection in the...

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.

Liz Eungee Jung

FDM 2nd year student Liz Eungee Jung's aim was to do a creative photo shoot and produce clothes for her favourite fashion brand, which turns out...

Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals Course at Central Saint...

On September 12th, 1Granary was invited by Patrick Lee Yow himself, a respected Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College,...

14:07: Backstage