The Overworked Body: An Anthology of 2000s Dress

In 1971 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London presented Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. A landmark exhibition, this was the first moment...

Bjarne Melgaards’ Casual Pleasure of Disappointment

Are you ready for this year’s fashion purge? Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard’s last project — The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment — launched during New York...

WAVELENGTH: A critique of pop culture

“MY HEART BIEBS 4 U” reads the neon text overlaying a Justin Bieber / Jesus Christ hybrid figure. And no, I’m not describing my...

No walls – just Ruins taking over Mexico City

When Christos Petritzis first told me that he wanted to name his then-soon-to-be-released publication “Ruins” I was a bit sceptical. “Ruins, really? That’s got...

Miguel Bento: Utopian Set Design for London Fashion Week

On the third day of London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council awarded Miguel Bento with the best Set Design for their fifth annual...

Fashioning Spaces: Curating Contemporary Fashion outside the Institution

Why are alternative fashion displays often better at showcasing fashion than the traditional fashion museum? Jihane Dyer, a graduate of Central Saint Martins’ Fashion...

Fashion First, Business After: Pierre Bergé, the world’s biggest fashion businessman

While Yves Saint Laurent was deeply occupied with the creation of his iconic garments, businessman Pierre Bergé was by his side, managing and realising the financial sustainability of the couture and RTW houses of Yves Saint Laurent Couture, and later, ready-to-wear. A lifelong partner, both in romance, business and friendship, he has dedicated his life to the legacy of one of the biggest fashion designers of the 20th century. He pushed the limits of womenswear with his appropriation of the male tuxedo, and radically merged art and fashion in many iconic pieces: broadly, he pioneered a postmodern strategy in fashion, one which dominates much of fashion design today. As a new exhibition at the Bowes Museum opens to celebrate this precocious talent, Mr. Bergé held an exclusive Q&A session to a selected few in the magnificent halls of this 17th century-style French Château on the North English countryside. Here, he shares some invaluable reflections on the development of the fashion industry, its changing strategies, thematic occupations, and the eternal question of art versus commerce.

This New Feeling: Metamodernism

Twice a year, Central Saint Martins opens its doors to the public. This is not an open day for prospective students, but rather, an art fair of sorts, where every discipline from furniture design to communication design is on display—Degree Show Two, as it’s known around the college. Earlier this week, the public ascended concrete flights of stairs at the private view. A stream of people, probably rushing to the bar, stumbled upon THIS NEW FEELING, the exhibition curated by a group of BA Culture, Criticism & Curation students. The project spanned across the students' entire final year and was not a compulsory project; those involved were passionate about getting a professional experience in exhibition-making, publishing and event organisation.

Welcome to the Central Saint Martins Degree Show Two

As we pass the end of term and reach the official beginning of summer, the halls of Central Saint Martins once again transform into a larger-than-life degree show, exhibiting the results of several years of hard work from across the disciplines and departments of the school. Whereas the Degree Show One laid its predominate focus on fine art, the Degree Show Two, opening today, presents an expanded range of critical practices – from architecture and industrial design, to communication design and curation, and of course, fashion in all its variety.

NUDE: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS MA FASHION EXHIBITION AT LETHABY GALLERY

The exhibition was decidedly curated in collaboration with Alistair O'Neill, a name you may recognise for recently bringing Guy Bourdin's oeuvre to the heart of Somerset House this winter. Being the first exhibition of its kind to showcase recent Central Saint Martins MA Fashion graduate work, for free and to the public, it’s a new era of direction for the course, which since last year has been lead by Fabio Piras; who also oversaw the 'Nude’ exhibit through from its early beginnings. "It's an opportunity to look at the garments closely and understand the process which you don't get from the catwalk show nor from a flattened image" emphasises Piras. O’Neill, the Fashion History and Theory course leader at Central Saint martins, muses "The title and the concept came out of a particular colour that Fabio and I had been drawn to throughout the collections... The term "Nude" has a much more meaning in terms of art history, but when talked about in fashion, it's just a colour...”

Dirty accessories – 2nd Year Jewellery Design Sustainability Project

Ami Masamitsu GLYCERIN SOAP A material called glycerin soap has been found to possess sustainable and ephemeral characteristics. It is not only known to contribute to...

McQueen’s Savage Beauty: coming home

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