Chloé Nardin: "I really struggle with what the term ‘fashion designer’ implies."

The CSM BA Womenswear graduate discusses her fixation on precision over performance, and subtle ergonomics of medieval women's clothing.

14 Oct 2019

Opinion

Wake up, fashion. Sustainability doesn’t mean anything

Another buzzword bites the dust

Krystal Paniagua: Exposing the hidden charm of Puerto Rico’s decay

Meet the RCA graduate making garments that document the beautiful imperfections of life in her homeland.

Brigitte Chartrand: (R)e-tailing young talent

SSENSE’s Senior Director of Womenswear Buying discusses how the multichannel retailer engages with talent, why e-commerce trumps brick-and-mortar for young designers, and what you need to have in check before you can start selling.

Fashion finstas or worthwhile watchdogs?

Anonymous Instagram accounts like Diet Prada have more followers than ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, but none of the accountability. What does the rise of anonymous commentators mean for the fashion industry?

One year out

How well do creative courses prepare students for the reality of post-graduate life? The CSM BA Womenswear class of 2018 share their thoughts.

25 Sep 2019

Industry

No Fashion (Week) on a Dead Planet

Extinction Rebellion’s call to cancel London Fashion Week was met with raucous resistance. But what would cancelling fashion week actually mean? And what other solutions are out there?

19 Sep 2019

Opinion

He said, she said, they said

Professional commentators, fashion students and members of the public reflect on six defining shows from London Fashion Week

13 Sep 2019

Industry

The State of London Fashion Week

Recent graduates share their true thoughts on London Fashion Week. Is the system broken?

Borrowing garments to save us from living on borrowed time

Higher Studio founder Sara Arnold discusses Extinction Rebellion, circular economies in fashion, and the key role fashion students have to play in the fight to save the planet.

Bugs Garson: Dressing the letters my grandmother wrote

Parsons MFA graduate Aideen Gaynor discusses ‘Bugs Garson’, her alias-designed collection that brings her grandparents’ love letters to life.

Hualei Yu: Finding the ‘right’ way through the ‘wrong’ answers

If an Elvis jumpsuit is wrong, then Parsons MFA graduate Hualei Yu doesn’t want to be right