The White Series: Ruka Kawai, Sungwon Hong, Daniel Kellaway-Moore

Ruka Kawai Get to know more about the sleepwalking-inspired garment by the Japanese Fashion Design with Knitwear student. Ruka Kawai is a girl of few words...

Design and Make: From conception to creation

The Design and Make show of the second year textiles students brought together an eclectic mix of fabric designs, from knitted garments to woven...

Inside the minds of Fashion and Textiles Foundation students at Central...

Foundation students at Central Saint Martins open up about their backgrounds and sources of inspiration. They explain to us what they think is important...

Inside the Royal College of Art: how second year fashion students...

The Royal College of Art is renowned as one of the world’s leading school for art and design. Its continuing ability to produce individuals...

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...

Getting to know Fashion Folio students at Central Saint Martins

Fashion Folio is an intensive fashion programme at Central Saint Martins for students wishing to develop a portfolio of work in order to apply...

Behind the Central Saint Martins Céline project: Jiale An

Bag projects have kind of become a 'thing' at Central Saint Martins. We can guess that it is because in reality accessories have been booming in sales for the...

Who Will Make The Cut? Exploring a CSM Womenswear project.

After three weeks of intense pattern making, draping and sewing, the Cutting Project came to an end and it was time for the crit....

Inside the Central Saint Martins Fashion Textiles Studios

There is one area of the fashion studios that is slightly shrouded in an air of secrecy: the fashion textiles studios. Tucked away in the back of Central Saint Martins, it is the birthplace of self-made fabrics. We decided to wander around the place where looms seem to be in constant motion, and captured some of the best works-in-progress.

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.

Fashion Week through the eyes of Central Saint Martins students

We dislike show reviews. We don't need somebody to tell us that a blue jacket is blue and that it's made of leather. We are not blind, in fact, we're pretty well-educated when it comes down to fashion behind the seams. So, after fashion weeks worldwide have come to an end, we wondered what the dead-honest opinions of CSM's Fashion Design students were. We sat down with a six-headed panel, and looked at some of the best shows of this season on VogueRunway.com, with an iPhone voice recorder on the side capturing praises, discussion and disbelief. Let's introduce our speakers...

Tom Jacq explores the artisanal craft of perfume production

It began as a joke between friends: briefed to create something which related to the body without using fabric, Tom Jacq and Alex Mitrovik applied their creative vision to the entirely invisible language of perfume. Exploring the sensory experiences of Hampstead Heath, he recalls how his approach to crafting fragrance was ‘absolutely naïve’: “we used what we had on us: tobacco, black pepper and wood bark.” This initial experimentation led to Source Tellurique’s first series Oud Wood, which is an encapsulation of the day spent in the woods, whilst the second fragrance, Agar Wood ‘has more animalism’. One of Tom’s friends finds it notably reminiscent of a Parisian café, post-orgy: where traces of bodies, cigarettes and wooden furniture permeate the air. These scents suggest ‘a state of security or desire’ and are carefully developed with a professional perfumer in Hackney, and then stocked in Shoreditch’s acclaimed department store Hostem.