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’.

Mission: research an entire fashion design project, without the Internet

Research is and will always be a vital part of a designer's creative development. In this project, the second year Womenswear students were thus...

Louis Barthélemy: Styliste Foulard at Christian Dior Couture

In a room full of pink balloons during the last day at CSM Degree Show,1Granary met up with Louis Barthelemy, recent CSM graduate, who also happens...

Tits Up!

Misha Venter, one of the brightest-shining stars of this year’s BA Jewellery cohort, hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. Underwhelmed by the design education options of her local area, she was passionately looking to experience an entirely new setting if given the opportunity. “I’m very lucky that my parents were pushing me to leave,” she reflects. “I didn’t even know that jewellery design was a course that existed the way it does at Central Saint Martins.”

1 Granary jumps the industry elite for an opinion on Christopher...

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hristopher Kane is a fashion hero of CSM and, in a greater sense, our time. Now with investment from Kering, and his first Flagship store opening in Autumn 2014, he is a firmly fixed stalwart of the British fashion industry. During London Fashion Week, 1 Granary quite literally jumped the industry elite, before they could take to Tweeting and Instagramming from their phones to ask what they think of the great Kane, and his dissected Spring/Summer florals. YOOOOOOO

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn is a London based artist and designer, who studied MA Industrial Design at CSM and graduated in 2008. Dunn's work is extremely diverse and always pushing the boundaries...

Influential Fashion Educators: RCA’s Zowie Broach

Zowie Broach and I are standing in one of the Royal College of Art's big, empty white spaces. Her blonde hair is slightly flustered...

Chin Menswear seeks the feminine in the male

The menswear that Chin makes doesn't look at typical gender distinctions. In fact, about 90% of his research is based on the feminine; he got a...

Camille Vivier’s Transcending Photography

Camille Vivier’s work completely transcends the usual norms of fashion photography. While looking at her work, we are transported to a planet beyond our own — one filled with an overwhelming sense of melancholic fantasy and romantic surrealism. Camille has contributed to Dazed, i-D, and Numéro among others and boasts a handful of awards for her moving image and photography work, such as winning the first photography prize at the prestigious Hyères fashion festival. Katrice Dustin met the devout Parisian at a large classic-style cafe in the heart of the city's iconic district of Saint Germain. Soft spoken, stylish and incredibly intelligent, Camille Vivier gave us her rundown of Parisian life, what eroticism means to her, and all of the things and places that make her tick...

Felipe Rojas Llanos

Yesterday, 1Granary met Felipe Rojas Llanos at his North London Art Trader Studio where the hot menswear designer, who graduated from the MA Fashion...

In Conversation with a Designer Tony Green

After completing his BA in womenswear at Central Saint Martins, designer Tony Green caught the eye of Paris-based knitwear label Sonia Rykiel and became...

Campbell-Rey: synergy at its best

Charlotte Rey and Duncan Campbell stood up when I met them, and the first thing that struck me was that they’re both of model proportions. Attractive, too. Duncan wore a pink shirt, two buttons open. His hair looked freshly coiffed, and his tortoise sunglasses matched Charlotte’s, who arrived wearing a classic black tee. While I didn’t expect to quote Jack Johnson’s ‘Better Together’ during our meeting, it’s a sentiment that fits. Thinking about their first meeting, Duncan said it wasn’t a “love at first sight, a creative explosion” kind of encounter, but the relationship they’ve built up over the past eight years is rather a silent, symbiotic partnership trading on intuition.