How to curate an exhibition… with no experience

Tired of the hypothetical, the stagnant, the institutional, the professional; tired of waiting, we decided to establish our own exhibition, titled SPACE-HONEY* (scroll down),...

Influential Fashion Educators: Simon Ungless

“We are setting them up for an industry that doesn’t exist.” Simon Ungless, director of the school of fashion at the Academy of Art University...

How To Build An Independent Fashion Brand

Fashion is much like music; it might take years to release a first album, but once it’s out, you need to keep the ball...

Creative education shouldn’t just be for art schools

As the son of a kindergarten teacher, I have always been fascinated by the pedagogy of pre-formal education. My mum and many other teachers...

New York’s New Generation of Designers, An Argument for Optimism

It’s easy to feel pessimistic about the fashion industry in New York these days. It’s no secret that the industry is faltering, in crisis....

The future of fashion is vegan

“It’s all about giving the public information that results in change," said Yvonne Taylor, Director of Corporate Projects at PETA. At The Fashion Debates latest panel, Is...

How do we measure the value of fashion education?

Last June, I was asked to participate in a survey collecting data for a fashion school ranking. As a recent CSM Fashion Journalism graduate,...

Is fashion afraid of individuality?

David Bowie once said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” The quote contains all the...

Influential Fashion Educators: Fleet Bigwood

Fleet Bigwood, pathway tutor for the MA Textiles for Fashion at Central Saint Martins since 1993, initially agreed to meet me outside the campus...

Breakfast with Shona Heath, the industry’s most celebrated set designer

Behind some of the most magical sets crafted for fashion editorials, shows and stores is one visionary: Shona Heath. Having been at the forefront of...

The List: Podcasts

Getting tired of the same old Spotify studio playlist, or the dead silence accompanying the sound of your rotary cutter gliding through fabric? Here’s...

Work In Progress: Rhiannon Wakefield

Though her graduation was over a month ago, RCA student Rhiannon Wakefield hasn’t stopped educating herself. Fascinated by the way graphics and colour react...