Ami Masamitsu: the strength in fragility

When was the last time that you thought that indeed, there is beauty in functionality? The attentive gaze of the second year BA Jewellery...

Human touch in Digital Age: Anabela Chan’s Jewellery

Not often do you hear the words Twin Towers, McQueen and lab-grown gem stones in one phrase, unless you strike up a conversation with...

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...

Billy Al Bengston, the 81-year old Muse of Hedi Slimane

It’s been quite the typical British Summer here in London this year come rain or shine, but over in California Billy Al Bengston has no doubt been enjoying the loyal rays of the Sunshine State; he’s even been spending time in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Al Bengston’s work, both painting and sculpture, is known for its vibrancy. He had his very first solo exhibition in 1958 and continues to work as a successful artist today, residing in his Californian home in Venice, Los Angeles. His work infuses themes ranging from motorcycle imagery to the vivaciousness of the West Coast Pop Scene. We're curious to find the root of his creativity: in which manner did he realise that he had an artistic streak? Was it a case of trying, or rather an exceptionally convenient discovery? Al Bengston reveals to us that he knew his calling by the age of eighteen, and that “in those days it was a passion and not a career.”

Tianfang Jing: Getting philosophical at Parsons MFA Fashion

The MFA Fashion students at Parsons are a smart bunch, using concepts that add other layers to the fabric of their clothes. While Katherine...

Meet Caitlin Black: CSM Fine Art Graduate and BFI Best Director...

It is arduous to make work about politically charged current events, but Caitlin Black is not one to shy away from it. A scottish...

How Thomas Persson made Acne Paper ‘museum quality’

In a sea of publications that have come to prominence since the 2000’s, Acne Paper stands head and shoulders above any other post-millennial fashion periodical. Why? Simply because of the fact that it didn’t really cover fashion, or Acne for that matter, and instead dedicated luxuriously long features and editorials to 'museum quality' content – doing so by digging past the pretty surface and delving deep into the history of culture.

Meet one of the most passionate leather artisans in the industry

There are people in this world who live so passionately for their craft it’s humbling. Simone Cecchetto is one of those: a Rome-based leather...

Janni Vepsalainen: Putting fantasy in reality

Photography by Sasa Stucin Janni Vepsalainen knows how to combine all things pretty, frilly and girly and still make it look utterly cool. Her recent...

Laura Holmes and the Art of Fashion Production

I find Laura Holmes deeply engaged in a phone call as I make my way through an enormous photo shoot in Three Mill Studios, a Hollywood-like warehouse complex in East London. They are shooting a new campaign for a major luxury house hold name, and we stroll past extraordinary set designs and tables with the lavish new shoe range before finding a quiet spot in the catering area, to speak about the company that is Laura Holmes Production.

Influential Fashion Educators: Westminster’s Andrew Groves

Andrew Groves has done the bad boy boogie: from secretly printing a hundred Playboy t-shirts in CSM’s old print room to staging controversial fashion shows with theatrics as daring as McQueen’s (he was his right hand for a while). Does anybody remember SS99's ‘cocaine nights’? Andrew has been the University of Westminster’s Fashion Course Director for the past 11 year, and is now ready to give us the Louise rant about young designers wanting to do MA’s or join conglomerates, and opens up about shock value, and getting an audience to ‘think’.

Parsons’ MFA graduate Shihhsun Lee: reinterpreting the art of bespoke tailoring

With a BFA degree in Fashion Design from Shih Chien University in Taiwan and a MFA degree in Fashion Design and Society from Parsons,...