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HART+LËSHKINA VISUAL QUESTIONNAIRE

How to best interview people whose work is visually impeccable? Get them to fill in a visual questionnaire, and find out how their brains tick through imagery. We started our new series with photographer duo HART+LËSHKINA, who shot the editorial we published earlier today, featuring SS15 collections of Craig Green, Nicomede Talavera and Christopher Shannon.

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White Series: Paolina Alexandra Russo

BA Graphic Design students Phillip Koll and Ollie Vanes collaborated to create a new White Show experience, by 'scanning' the models from every angle and making the final image 360 degrees visual. Phillip explained that the main challenge for shooting the White Project, was the fact that one hardly sees depth or texture when photographing the colour. So, the duo got up close, shot every garment inside-out, and built a bridge between old and new ways of approaching photography. We kick off the White Series with Alex Russo, who talks about inevitable bloodstains on her crisp white garment, furniture bondage, and 'popping the bubble of Central Saint Martins'.

Anything but sustainable fashion: CSM’s Kevin Germanier wins Ecochic Award

When Swiss Kevin Germanier was asked: “What is your dream school? Do you want to make cheese in a factory?” he had quite a clear...

Influential Fashion Educators: Royal Academy of Art Antwerp’s Walter van Beirendonck

Einstein once remarked that there’s no inspiration in an empty room, which is probably why the fifth floor of the iconic Modenatie building smells of burnt leather. A student is adding loafer details to his Adidas Superstar sneakers. In the back of the museum-like white cube chamber students are gazing at a Stockman tailor dummy. You could say that there’s a certain creative flow going on here, but to really understand the underlying structure of this elite heaven for aspiring fashion designers there’s one man you need to speak to: fashion’s own antithesis Walter van Beirendonck. In the heart of the Belgian fashion capital we spoke about Kanye West, the current state of fashion and teaching success - “If I see a student’s work is not there yet I demand more effort, research and work. They might cry in the process, but that’s nothing horrible.”

Happy Halloween

Yes. Our favorite day of the year is nearly here! Halloween, the only day of the year where dressing like an even bigger whore...

Influential Fashion Educators: Jane Rapley

This feature was originally published in 1 Granary Issue 1 Professor Jane Rapley sits in the canteen at Kings Cross a little over a week...

Fine Art Student Tareq

Meet Kate: the blue-fringed Knitwear student who modelled for Margiela

I met Kate for the first time at the first year fashion student mixer at Central Saint Martins. It was the fluttering cobalt blue fringe crowning the head of this Russian born Fashion Knitwear student that attracted my attention. Fast forward a year and this iconic fringe has gone places, gracing the runway of Maison Martin Margiela (MM6), embracing art student life and just having a ball.

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