Dashing Tweeds x Central Saint Martins: a textiles match made in…

For their ‘live’ project — designing for the industry — second year BA Textile Design students from the weave pathway were given a menswear project to design tweed, taking inspiration from the Spitafields area of London, considering the history and culture as well as visual inspiration. The suggested theme was ‘Urban Movement’, which can include migration and mapping. The client was Dashing Tweeds, tweed textile and menswear company based in the prestigious Savile Row in Mayfair. The company was founded by photographer Guy Hills and Woven Textile Designer Kirsty McDougall.

Material Fantasies: Five Textiles Graduates from The Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art could recently presented a new batch of innovative, eclectic and aspirational textile designers: class of 2015. Collectively, they are...

Janice Lee and the Face of Luxury Consumerism

Janice Lee, originally from Hong Kong, is devoted to the study and interpretation of consumer behavior. As China’s burgeoning middle class goes on extravagant...

Shadowing The Great

As part of the MA Fashion Communications course in UNIT 1, the three pathways - Fashion Journalism, Fashion Critical Studies and Fashion Communication and Promotion, came together this year for a collaborative project - the Shadowing Project where students essentially "shadow" MA Fashion Design students from the start of their collection until London Fashion Week, where some chosen designers get to showcase their final pieces. With the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion design alumni being arguably the most well known in the world, it sure has made for an interesting project to follow since its conception. We sat down with Roger Tredre, course leader for MA Fashion Journalism to discuss this now legendary project, while showcasing the visual Shadowing project of Gilbert Braun, a student in the FCP pathway who photographed the final work of designer James Theseus Buck.

3 Fashion Folio students forging into the future

With the academic year drawing to a close, and the degree shows taking over Granary Square for the next few weeks, we asked three Fashion...

Loewe gone digital: Nathan Korn

The rebranded Loewe is a hot topic. Central Saint Martins' BA Fashion Print aptly tapped into this well, and set a brief for the second...

Inside the Central Saint Martins Fashion Studios

The Central Saint Martins graduate shows will happen in less than one month... What are the final year BA Fashion Design students working on? What fabrics are they using for their collections, which will be unveiled on the runway on the 3rd of June? What do their workspaces look like? And what are the new kids on the block creating, who are just finishing their first year at CSM? 1st year BA Graphic Design student Ollie Vanes grabbed his camera and set out to explore and document the fashion design studios.

Dirty accessories – 2nd Year Jewellery Design Sustainability Project

Ami Masamitsu GLYCERIN SOAP A material called glycerin soap has been found to possess sustainable and ephemeral characteristics. It is not only known to contribute to...

Paulina Thillman: Communication, Criticism & Curation student at Central Saint Martins

Photography by 1st year BA Graphic Design student Phillip Koll for 1 Granary

Fleurs du mal: Ondrej Adamek’s flowery MA collection

The enduring stereotype of an arrogant Central Saint Martins’ MA fashion designer has no traction when you meet Ondrej Adamek. Ondrej, 27, is from Vsetin, a...

10 Years of The Grayson Perry Project: this year’s winners

The Grayson Perry project started in 2004, when Grayson bumped into Fashion Print tutor Natalie Gibson on the bus. Natalie thought it would be a...

Traces of CSM

We all know that CSM has more than a Wiki-page worth of 'notable alumni'- it's why most of us considered it worth listing as...