Ovelia Transtoto, the practical philanthropist

“People fascinate me. I love observing the way that we live, how we create and define our own identity by interacting with everything around...

How Lutz Huelle found happiness

Those who have been in the field for a while know that mistakes are rarely fatal, and that closed doors often lead to open...

Don’t call her a fairy godmother: Lulu Kennedy

Lulu Kennedy never took the road most travelled. Her semester abroad turned into four years of organising parties and booking British acts like Princess...

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...