On top of that, this was a year in which ‘sustainability’ became even more important, not only in terms of ethical production and natural resources, but with a growing awareness about human resources in our industry. Raf, Alber, Jonathan? Can we find ways to oppose the ‘norm’, when the students of the best fashion design schools come together? This is what we would like to find out. Besides, visiting new colleges was incredibly exciting this year! We realised that they are all so different from Central Saint Martins, which makes it all the more exciting to explore the work of our international peers.
In a similar vein, we wanted to expand 1 Granary to more students of different disciplines, like fine art and textiles. It was not easy, but the wheels have been set into motion! We were very happy to start working with the Royal Academy Schools, and also to cover much more fine art ‘in-house’. In 2016, both online and print will focus more on different pathways, as we are inspired by what other people do, and hope that collaboration between different disciplines will take place more often.