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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10December2013

On a cozy afternoon, an abrupt phonecall from my editor dragged me from the latest issue of Fucking Young, and 30 minutes later, in the CSM library, I was sitting opposite Jamie Cockerill and Annie Wooding, former classmates and CSM graduates. Now, they’re the designers behind luxury Parisian leather house, Jitrois. “We cannot get this quality of research in Paris,” explained Jaime when asked why they were here, behind a pile of fashion magazines after a talk with the Fashion Design and Marketing class. Tell us a bit about yourself  Jamie: I graduated in 2009 from BA Fashion Design and Marketing, and I again in 2011 from MA Womenswear, both at CSM. Annie: I started working in the industry after graduating from the BA. What do you think of the new building, 1 Granary Square? Is it your first time here? Jamie: We use it as a regular research facility; we can’t

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05November2013

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’ve heard a lot of good things about Kota Okuda from his fellow BA Jewellery Design students. After sitting down with Kota for 5 minutes, I could immediately feel the passion for his work, and place perfectionism’s role with regard to both creativity, and conduct as integral to his process (he prepared notes for every single question and even provided printouts and hand-written notes to take away). His attention to detail, and master of craft are evident in his “100 Kiss” piece, a meticulously crafted necklace made of hand-cut “heads” from 100 coins. It earned him a place at Xhibit 2013 (1 of 26 students chosen from over 1000 submissions). This experience led to his first solo exhibition “Coin Obesession” held in Hiroshima during the summer. And to think he was just a first year student with no previous experience of making jewellery before coming to CSM! We’re excited to

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