Space Oddity: An Interview with MA Fashion graduate Sadie Williams

MA fashion textiles graduate Sadie Williams had always known she wanted to be a fashion designer. As a child, she designed “funny little outfits...

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...”

Central Saint Martins MA Fashion 2016

Perhaps now more than ever, when the future of the fashion system seems so uncertain, and the big name houses are casting around for...

Marques’Almeida a/w 2013

London’s hottest denim whizz-kids, Martha Marques and Paulo Almeida, are back and thanks to the wonderful people over at NEWGEN and Topshop we were...

Rejina Pyo AW14

Rejina Pyo belongs to the breed of fashion designers that successfully interweave theatrical aspects into their garments, juxtaposing sharp cuts and an exploration of...

The Fashion Graduate Diplomas: Yun-Pai Liu

Oftentimes beauty can be found in the simplest of things, like a small fold in an entirely smooth surface, or in the subtlety of white snow contaminated by black sand. Taiwanese Graduate Diploma in Fashion student Yun-Pai Liu found a challenge in life's small things, and realised that through experimenting she could create a deeper surface. She reflects on her year spent between Iceland and the Central Saint Martins studios.

The Masters: Tracey Lewis

In order to keep the momentum of the design process going, Tracey Lewis decided to do the MA Fashion Knitwear at Central Saint Martins...

Christopher Shannon AW 15

Are you often fuming about the financial struggles of (young) fashion designers? You're not the only one: Christopher Shannon's FW15 collection featured sweaters with cheap plastic bags saying 'Broke' instead of coke, 'Thanks 4 nothing' and 'Save me'. We hope these small messages trickle down in the industry's subconscious, brew a great master plan for change, and indeed save the talent that's making do with next to nothing.

The Masters: John Skelton

John Alexander Skelton doesn’t do bullshit. He doesn’t do slick media-prepared answers, or polished veneers. He does long, honest rambling explanations that you find...

mighty ma fashion graduates advices from the stars

Five MA Fashion graduates, five questions. Let the graduation games begin. What should you actually do straight after graduation? What are the best and worst...

Krystina Kozhoma: cyborg sexy

Krystina Kozhoma sits opposite me on a white chair next to ditto coloured oriental lilies, sun shining on her elegant features. Her black bralet,...