1 GRANARY IS A GLOBAL SUPPORT NETWORK THAT CONNECTS, PROMOTES AND EDUCATES FASHION GRADUATES FROM UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
Founded by fashion design students at Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary aims to question and reshape the fashion system at large. Centered around the work of young, independent talent – a demographic at risk of being simultaneously fetishized and exploited by the industry – 1 Granary seeks to guide newcomers through established structures, and invite them to create new ones. Though education remains at the heart of the platform (informing students, graduates and those who don’t have access to traditional forms of education), 1 Granary functions independently of any official institute or university.
Since its launch as a website in 2012, 1 Granary has expanded with an annual print magazine spanning 650 pages of content (the first issue in 2013 was sponsored by Comme des Garçons), developed a portfolio of media partnerships to promote talent worldwide, and initiated an events program aimed to sustainably help develop the careers of emerging designers (including a collaboration with Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation).
The London-based showroom representing 60+ designers each year (founded in 2016), further pushes 1 Granary’s vision as a creative community. As an answer to the increasing commodification of creative talent, 1 Granary launched VOID in 2017, a new global initiative designed to build a bridge between the emerging and the established