Jahnkoy: The Displaced, a collection seeping with political weight

Growing up in Siberia, Maria Kazakova was obsessed with sewing from her elementary school days onwards. The day she first saw John Galliano’s explosively...

Flirting “with the cliché of the sad clown”: Grayson Perry at...

As huge fans of the man who is best known simply as ‘the transvestite potter’, to say we were excited to meet and photograph Grayson Perry exclusively backstage, before his fourth and final Reith Lecture would be an understatement. To round off his series of prestigious talks for BBC Radio 4, Grayson spoke in the Platform Theatre at CSM to a crowd of industry professionals and students alike. The question he set out to answer, one of which many of the audience were no doubt eager to hear his take on, was “how does one become a contemporary artist?”

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...

Damselfrau’s masks explore the potential and personality of textiles craft

It’s a typically grim Friday morning in November as Jackson and I head to Dalston. Splutters of rain and gusts of wind contribute to...

BLITZ KIDS FLASH BACK: KEANAN DUFFTY

White make-up, pop music, club nights. Countering the economic recession and cultural bleakness of the 1970s, London in the early 1980s saw the emergence of a hedonistic, drug-infused subculture centred around a club night run by Steve Strange. In walking distance to St Martin’s school of art, the Blitz Club soon became notorious as a place of escapist utopia and the breading ground for a new revolution in British youth culture. Keanan Duffty, ex-St Martin’s student and lead singer of the New Romantic group Wonder Stories, looks back at a time when style was about more than appearance.

Site-specific Fashion: Samuel Yang

When we spoke to Chinese designer Samuel Gui Yang in April, he had just completed the prestigious MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins. He spoke of cross disciplinary projects and taking his practice on the road, and half a year later, we’re happy to learn he wasn’t just kidding: presenting his SS16 collection with a site-specific installation in a local LA gallery this evening, featuring boots encased in ice and a performance by choreographer Milka Djordevich, Samuel defies all conventions of the start-up design landscape by taking his show on the road. We caught the designer prior to his performance to get the down-low.

Influential Fashion Educators: Linda Loppa

"I am a builder of bridges.” In one of the previous interviews in this series, 1 Granary spoke with Westminster’s fashion course director, Andrew Groves,...

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...

Whatever happens, happens: Ximon Lee

Ximon Lee graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in fashion design in 2014, and he was awarded the Parsons Menswear Designer...

Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters: Edie Charles for Barneys SS14

1 Granary star, Edie Charles, is one of the models for Barneys SS14 campaign, titled 'Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters', which celebrates a part...

Marco Baitella, experimentally crafting shoes at the Royal College of Art

When we first met, it was Marco’s self-portrait on his desk which struck me: cross-armed with a fusilli mohican, it was a glimpse into...

Janette Beckman: a career in pictures

Run DMC, Public Enemy, NWA – what sounds like a top trio of hip hop’s finest is actually just the beginning of the roster...