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Bubble wrap architecture – New Waves: Rebecca Stant

Hailing from the north of England, Royal College of Art graduate Rebecca Stant wow'ed the audience at the graduation runway show as she presented...

SONIC INTRUSION – New Waves: Qiuyu Yu

Royal College of Art graduate Qiuyu Yu approaches fashion through science and emotion, studying sound waves interference and negative space, and incorporates it into technically-advanced pieces in primary colours. She travelled from South-West China to Kensington via King's Cross to identify her own definition of fashion -- we asked Qiuyu Yu about her process and how to negotiate technology, conceptualism and craft in one's practice.

Naoya Nakayama: Purified Imperfect

A compliment Naoya Nakayama often receives is that his clothes look “effortlessly beautiful”. As he takes it in, politely and humbly as always, one...

Influential Fashion Educators: David Kappo

David Kappo is perhaps the ultimate embodiment of the spirit of St. Martins. He has frequented the halls of the institution since before its merging with Central School of Art and Design, and remains one of the most prominent tutors in the institution as he directs CSM’s Graduate Diploma while lecturing at the Royal College of Art’s MA course. We invited Kappo, dressed extravagantly in floral tunic and bejewelled en masse, for breakfast at Dishoom, to hear how Louise Wilson once saved him from a tranny shop in SoHo and why it’s important to have the courage to wear what you design.

Defining abstraction, New Waves: Zhujing Jiang

Already in her native Chengdu, a city in the South West of China, Zhujing had been familiar with the mythological Royal College of Art,...

RCA MA Fashion 2015

“You clothe me, syllable by syllable. My definition, by definition, temporary,” sounded as the first models walked into the room at the Royal College...

Work In Progress: Ya Wen

'We are slaves of objects around us', might seem like a heavy topic for a graduate collection, but it's exactly that which Ya Wen, second year...

Work In Progress: Hannah Porter

"If my mum saw my project she would be: reduced to tears," is one of the answers that Hannah Porter, second year MA Fashion student at the Royal College of Art, gave to the questions on our easy correspondence card. Are these tears causing the beautiful colours on her garments to smudge? All we can tell from her work in progress, is that her project indeed seems to be going swimmingly — we can't wait to see her collection stream down the runway in June!

Work In Progress: Morwenna Darwell

In our new Work In Progress series, final year BA and MA Fashion Design students of fashion colleges around the world share their graduate projects. While showing research and development, they also fill in our quick question cards, in which they reflect on how their work is going so far. "I think my project is going: swimmingly (upstream)," is one of Morwenna Darwell's answers, who is currently in the second year of MA Fashion at the Royal College of Art. On the 3rd and 4th of June, you'll be able to see her final collection on RCA's runway!

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...

Self-promotion can be gross, says RCA graduate Alexander Benekritis

When we were having a coffee in Caravan King's Cross with the tall, Canadian RCA graduate Alexander Benekritis, he spoke about many topics, but...

Katie Roberts-Wood: 3D Printing & Technological Innovation – the Future of...

In an age of  technological singularity where we see innovations in global industry on a mass scale every single day -- including fashion -- it's...