ALICE JACOBS, FINE ART STUDENT AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, TALKS ABOUT CRAZY RESIDENCIES IN POLAND, THE COURAGE OF ADMITTING ONE IS AN ARTIST, THE MONEY STRUGGLES AND LACK OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AND HOW ART WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE AN INDUSTRY

Who knew the Fine Art course has four different pathways? There’s XD, 4D, 2D and 3D. We met a final year student, Alice Jacobs, who studies 3D, which is sculpture. But then again, most people don’t actually do just sculpture, she tells us. “It’s very broad.” Do they do two pathway at the same time, then? “No they are still in our class, but their practice is different. It just depends on how they develop. Some people actually do painting in sculpture. Very confusing. I don’t really get it myself.”  Alice originally applied to the 3D architecture at Central Saint Martins. Explaining the transition from architecture to sculpture, she says, “I think I was in denial at that point, because it takes quite some dedication to say, “I’m going to be an artist.” It’s scary! I didn’t apply to be in art class, but they moved me in there. They were like

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27January2015
THE ONLY WAY TO GET ANYWHERE IS FOR YOUR WORK TO GET YOU THERE -- WE SPEAK WITH ROBERT STOREY ABOUT INSTAGRAMMABLE SET DESIGN, THE BLACK LAVA FLOORS AT CHRISTOPHER KANE, AND CLIMBING CAMBODIAN RUINS.

Robert Storey would rather not call himself a set designer. Yet, he is. He studied sculpture at Central Saint Martins (and graduated in 2008), but felt too limited and bogged down by worries of having to be ‘too conceptual’. Robert says that there was a wave at university where he felt that he had to prove that he was saying something, while he wanted people to enjoy looking at it. So, he veered into set design. We visited his Dalston studio to talk about space and beyond.

“I think you have to prove there is some kind of research and depth to what you are saying. I don’t think it would work well if you went into a crit and said, “well, I just made this because I like the way it looks”. Personally, if I was a tutor and someone said, “I love the way it looks, it makes me so happy to look at it”. I’d kind of be like, “well, why not?”

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21January2015
THE DESIGNER WHO SHOWED HIS FIRST COLLECTION AFTER CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS MA MENSWEAR, TALKS ABOUT SETTING UP HIS OWN BUSINESS, THE PRESSURE AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS.

During London Collections: Men, the support for recent Central Saint Martins graduates continued: just as Fashion East took on Grace Wales Bonner directly after her BA collection, so did their initiative ‘MAN’, with CSM’s MA menswear graduate Rory Parnell-Mooney. For his first season after graduating, he showed alongside Nicomede Talavera and Liam Hodges, and continued to explore his past collection’s point of view, but with a new outlook. Boys walked the runway with slick hair, wearing floating black- and navy garments, to the sound of Nirvana’s ‘Breed’.

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Craig Green is showing his FW15 collection today! To celebrate this, we wanted to share an extract from our second issue with you: a feature written by Tian Wei Zhang, and a shoot by Kirill Kuletski and Olya Kuryshchuk.

Craig Green is showing his FW15 collection today! To celebrate this, we wanted to share an extract from our second issue with you: a feature written by Tian Wei Zhang, and a shoot by Kirill Kuletski and Olya Kuryshchuk. Related Craig Green In Conversation with a Designer Tony Green EDWIN MOHNEY- He’s the shit. So take a wiff. Aquatic Fanatic! Fashion Scout selects Central Saint Martins BA graduate Cassandra Verity Green as ‘One to Watch’ Magazine Ivan Curia Nunes

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22May2014

“I’m worried she might be arrested if we put it in print.” Well, ‘it’ was put in print, ‘it’ being the acerbic wit (some may say ‘abuse’, or put diplomatically, ‘constructive criticism’) of the late Professor Louise Wilson. Had the press, staff and students eschewed honesty, we’d have likely a) been piss-poor students, afraid to put a foot wrong through fear of a kick-in; and b) not learnt that Louise is among the most quotable people to inhabited this planet, second only to Oscar Wilde (or, Geri Halliwell’s Twitter). We’ll incite her words before you read any further, and ask “are you comfy?”, because we’ve compiled a list of her most memorable quotations- and that list is long… [twocol_one][/twocol_one] — “Students sometimes turn up at my course and they look a bit like they’re going to Bali with only Wellingtons and a map, and they never leave their hotel

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18May2014

I had the rare privilege of being able to hear Professor Louise Wilson OBE speak at last Monday night’s Design Museum’s talk: “What’s Next for Fashion?” In what was an incredibly laid back conversation, the woman who I had thought a tour de force was suddenly only mere feet away from me. Little did I know, how precious this short, unexpectedly casual seminar would become. Sharing the stage with one of her former students, Christopher Kane, Louise discussed her thoughts on the fashion industry: how the industry has changed, what trends we can expect moving forward, the impact of emerging technologies and other related topics on the future of the industry. In what was set up as a serious conversation on “the future,” became quickly a surprisingly intimate chat between two of the most respected figures in the industry, in front of a crowd filled of eager students from all

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19February2014

MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, we were invited to Tom Ford’s show. Don’t ask us how, but we’re opportunists, so not only did we attend, we pulled on his years in-industry for some words of advice on becoming a ‘success’. You’ve heard of ‘7 minutes in Heaven’ (no?), how about 15? Seconds, that is. Here’s 15 seconds of sense from Tom Ford. P.S. we asked Mr. Ford who his favourite ‘emerging’ designer is… “Ricardo Tisci”. Video by William Mathie Related Mark Fast a/w 2013 In Conversation with a Designer Tony Green Jackie J’s Lee a/w 2013 Tigran Avetisyan: Finding Your Own Way of Saying “NO” Todd Lynn Spring Summer 2013 Kota Okuda and 100 Kisses

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