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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...

“The conventions of menswear design are useful,” says RCA graduate Jade...

What would be, in your opinion, the most significant moment in the history of modern menswear fashion design? The period that Hedi Slimane started his menswear collection at Dior Homme from 2005 was, in my opinion, the most significant moment in the modern menswear history. He was able to establish his own style that was inspired by rock music. He presented the style of thin long haired models who wore skinny jackets and trousers. I had the impression that the designer's attitude reflected through his boys. At that time, I realised the importance of attitude for men's fashion.

“Are you chained to a garment while you are wearing it?”:...

Finnish Janni Turtiainen graduated from the MA Fashion at the Royal College of Art last year, prior to which she did a fashion degree...