What is wrong with the fashion industry? Episode 2

While there is lots of talk from inside the industry about how fashion is crashing, what do fashion design students -- those who are...

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...

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...

Op-Ed | The New Identity of the Fashion Designer in the...

Those who have chosen to work in creative industries are constantly expected to "top" not just one another, but themselves. The music industry has...

Investigating the KTZ/Inuit ‘rip-off’ case with fashion lawyer Hugh Devlin

Late 18th century English writer and collector Charles Caleb Colton once famously declared that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” but today, imitation isn’t...

What are you really buying into? Thoughts on the H&M x...

Trying to find someone who shopped the latest HxM collection is like finding a proverbial needle in a haystack. Yes, there are endless reports...

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,...

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...

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....

Sustainability is here to stay, so better adapt your design techniques

Ambiguity is perhaps the most truthful aspect of sustainable fashion. Whether it is as a result of the complex language used by the media, or because...

Rumoured: CSM students don’t want to work for big luxury houses...

London is cold now, there is no doubt about it. You can see your breath when exhaling and Tesco is offering meal deals...

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...