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.

Thomas Tait: from LVMH Prize to the British Fashion Awards

On Monday, the fashion industry celebrated the latest British Fashion Awards, which saw recent Central Saint Martins BA Fashion graduate Grace Wales Bonner win the Emerging...

Richard Malone: Fuck the Cuts

*This interview originally appeared in 1 Granary Issue 3 The current fashion system often puts pressure on students to think about their ‘future careers’ at...

Sandy Powell: Behind the Silver Screen

*This feature originally appears in 1 Granary Issue 3: Dazzling in an age of austerity Sandy Powell avoids clichés. “I grew up in Brixton and Clapham...

Lotta Volkova: CSM, Vetements, Balenciaga

Lotta Volkova is everywhere. Be it her face printed on the pages of Vogue's March edition, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin,...

Sarah Mower: On a mission to support emerging designers

This article originally appeared in 1 Granary Issue 3 Whether she likes it or not, Sarah Mower is someone that has become intertwined in the...

Issue 3 — First Step: The CSM BA Fashion graduates of...

London Fashion Week’s schedule may be ‘murderous’ because of its amount of shows, presentations, and events, but never before has there been a time where so much young talent got together to show their work to press and buyers. While taking a break from LFW and gearing up for Paris, have a look at the talents whose names might be on the future show invites: this year’s BA graduates.

Help save the Meadham Kirchhoff archive

Since the closure of their brand last year, a variety of developments surrounding MK have made fashion headlines -- most of them centered around...

This business-savvy menswear designer might soon take London by storm

I was asked to interview Nicomede Talavera because of my history as one of his devoted helpers on his MA collection. It was as interesting for me as anyone else to hear what Nic has been up to in the last two years since he graduated – a Google search was showing pretty exciting results. In latest news, after two seasons with Fashion East and one as an official London Collections: Men designer, when we met Nic had just won a two-year mentoring scheme by CFE (Centre for Fashion Enterprise) that provided him with a studio space and valuable business advice.

Fashion Law 101, as explained by Hugh Devlin

*This interview first appeared in the third issue of 1 Granary. Think of a fashion news story. Whether it’s conglomerates like LVMH or Kering investing...

1 Granary Magazine – Issue 3 – Dazzling in an age...

If there is anything we have learned in the past twelve months, it’s probably that knocking doors, in fact, opens doors. Some require a harder knock than others, but one thing is clear: established creatives are excited to be influenced by the new generation. Never did we expect to get such an incredible response to our requests. Never could we have imagined to get all of our contributors on board when we first posted The White Show of 1st year BA Fashion students on the blog three years ago. Delivering our third child might have been delayed a few months (first we’d release the magazine in May, then in July, then in August, now it’s September), but it was only because we wanted to give you the best content that we could possibly make. How could we not include this year’s BA graduates? How could we not include the advices of fashion’s finest business leaders, who could only meet us after our initial print deadline? We did not want to compromise. We wanted to bring peace and positivity in a time of warfare, political conflict, economic crisis, government change, environmental devastation... We did not want to put up with it or whine. So we decided to take action, and outshine all negativity. Issue three is for sale on our website now. It will hit the newsstands and other shops in London on Monday 21 September, and worldwide next week. List of all stockists coming soon.

Ahead of our times: Floriane de Saint Pierre

A black leather shrink’s chair stands in the corner of Floriane de Saint Pierre’s Paris office. Its presence in the room where marriages are...