Design like dance : Fengyi Tan draws geometric spaces with thread

It started with a moment in the movements of a dancer. Then, there was the body, elastic yarn, and tensions. The result: the beginning...

Bruno Pieters, reinventing the system through honesty

At first glance, Bruno Pieters looks like any young creative – grey skinny jeans and black sneakers, his eyes shaded by an old baseball...

Colette’s founder Sarah Andelman on how to get stocked in top...

Sarah Andelman knows what’s going down. Although Instagram is a diluted and expertly controlled view of how a person experiences the world, scrolling...

Designing speed, air and touch for Nike

What happens to creativity when function is a designer’s priority? When a product’s success is directly linked to its practicality? Turns out one doesn’t...

From garment to space with Martin Margiela

Being a designer is one thing, but building a fashion brand from the ground up is a whole other ball-game. Going from a solitary...

Deciphering the poetry of Kozaburo Akasaka

In times when individuality is equally celebrated as banned, young talents such as Kozaburo Akasaka emerge to embrace authenticity and differentiation. The young Japanese designer graduated last...

Thomas Lenthal on translating a designer’s vision into images

  "It takes as much time to do a bad job as to do a good job." Words are a funny thing, aren’t they? Say a...

Ryohei Kawanishi: turning research into business with LANDLORD

Ryohei Kawanishi is not conventional but he is pragmatic. The New York-based Japanese designer graduated from the Fashion Knitwear BA at Central Saint Martins...

Ben Doherty on the fallibility or vulnerability of an artwork

Pushed by the desire to challenge the style of his favourite modern sculptors, Ben Doherty tests the boundaries of what is “acceptable” form in...

From creative director to intern, meet the all-CSM team behind Ports1961

Once upon a time (read: almost three years ago), creative director Natasa Cagalj started building a London-based design team for Ports1961 womenswear. She now...

Ashish: how to use sequins as a form of protest

The 35-look-strong AW17 Ashish collection was a familiar selection of twinkling sequined creations sashaying down the runway on the backs of models with painted...

Dries van Noten: how to pull off creating 100 shows

“Please get out of that system: I have to do a fashion show, Anna Wintour has to be on the first row, Tim Blanks...