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Quoï Alexander throws 21,000 years of fashion creation out the window

"There are so many ways to dress. When I make clothing - it is my way to get away from my closed mind." Quoï...

New Waves: Deanna Fanning

Have you ever witnessed glamorous evening dresses being made in your grandmother's garage? Not every kid will say they have had such an experience, but current...

ROCH: Sculpting music at CSM

Despite working with a drummer and a synth bass player, ROCH’s music is not overly produced because she thinks her voice needs “space around...

Alice Naegel: Dress me up, I’m your doll

Alice Naegel is dressed in all-black with a perfectly placed sleek hairband and oodles of eye make-up. She’s in a shared studio in the...

Daily Routines of Central Saint Martins Fashion Design students

With end-of-term deadlines looming, how do students at Central Saint Martins cope with the stress? Do they have any daily routines they follow in...

CSM Insider: Meet Cecily, 1st year Fashion Knitwear student

My phone buzzes glowing with a message… “Hello! Jus checkin…. you’re still okay to come at 11?” Cecily’s doing me the favour of inviting me into her flat for a shoot, and she’s the one messaging me to check if I’m still available. I arrive 5 min early and after a quick message, I see a blur of wild red locks appear before me. Chocolate kale smoothie in hand, golden boots unzipped and flapping, Cecily shows me up to her flat.
the Futuro House

Craig Barnes, the man who owns a spaceship house

The Futuro House is perhaps one of the most poignant incarnations of the utopian spirit of the 60’s and 70’s and its downfalls. Conceived as a ski cabin, it embodies a time where technological advancements seemed to have promised a future of leisure and economical prosperity. However, it was hated by the public, and most of the units were destroyed. Artist and CSM alumni Craig Barnes bought and renovated one of the few remaining houses, and set it up first at Matt's Gallery, and now on top of Central Saint Martins. In our definitely less optimistic times, we met him inside the Futuro House to talk about his relationship with it.

Wearable Walls – New Waves: Claudia Girbau Pina

Spanish-born CSM BA Fashion Design and Marketing graduate Claudia Girbau Pina approaches her designs as architectural experiments, describing her garments as “jackets, worn by a person, but buttoned to a wall.” While she initially found the autodidactic method of Central Saint Martins “disorientating,” her final collection is a refined exploration of the feminine subject in the masculine, modern city; fitting, as she packs her bags to explore another European fashion capital.

Fashioning Spaces: Curating Contemporary Fashion outside the Institution

Why are alternative fashion displays often better at showcasing fashion than the traditional fashion museum? Jihane Dyer, a graduate of Central Saint Martins’ Fashion...

AN EXERCISE IN TOILING – NEW WAVES: Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace has a straight-to-the-point approach to his fashion design without too much focus on concept, concentrating instead on the precision and cleanliness of...

6,000 stitches – New Waves: Rebecca Jeffs

The Mancunian Central Saint Martins graduate Rebecca Jeffs almost had a nervous breakdown when she enrolled at Central Saint Martins, but found the “blood,...

THE FASHION OF GENTRIFICATION – NEW WAVES: DANIEL W. FLETCHER

As a part of the first batch coming out of Central Saint Martins’ King’s Cross campus, the charismatic Daniel W. Fletcher designed a menswear...