Representing the creative future

Quarantine Dispatch #7: Struggling with depression pre, during and post lockdown

A Slovenian fashion student describes how it feels when others’ isolation lows are your everyday normal

May 14, 2020

Why are students leaving fashion education?

The potential of losing a generation of designers in relation to graduates and independent brands is widely discussed, but what about those at the start of their education?

May 6, 2020

Quarantine Dispatch #4: I never liked this city

LCF student, Katerina Kondrat, replied to our open call with a poetic journal entry on London

May 4, 2020

Quarantine Dispatch #2: Designing between Wuhan and New York

As part of our series where we share your thoughts and feelings in quarantine, Parsons fashion student Terrence Zhou puts his reality into words

Apr 29, 2020

Quarantine Dispatch #1: Overcoming cancelled aspirations

Designers, art students, tutors and fashion professionals shared with us their thoughts and feelings from lockdown. First up is LCF student Lisa Keane, who is rebuilding her motivation to create again, at home

Apr 28, 2020

Working class fashion students falling through the cracks

Is COVID-19 widening the class gap between fashion students?

Apr 24, 2020

Nightmares and creativity during COVID-19

Why are we seeing such vivid dreams and how can we make them a part of our creative process?

Apr 23, 2020

Weed in fashion education

Why do fashion students in California use weed and how does it affect their creativity?

Apr 20, 2020

Roger Tredre: The Great Fashion Designers

Who made the cut and why?

Feb 10, 2020

Why are we burning out?

Students are increasingly stressed, anxious, and afraid to fail. What does that mean for our creative future?

Jan 27, 2020

Hyping isn't Helping

The promotional potential of designer support systems has created a warped idea of what a healthy career looks like.

Jan 14, 2020

Learning to Live on a Sinking Ship

This is the story of being in fashion while battling serious depression.

Oct 28, 2019

1 Granary

Magazine Issue 6

With unprecedented honesty and depth, 1 Granary Issue 6 dives into the work and lives of fashion designers today. As a response to the construction of desire and personality cults that govern our industry, the magazine steps away from the conventional profiles and editorials, focussing instead on raw work and anonymous, unfiltered testimonies. For the first time ever, readers are given a truthful insight into the process, dreams, fears, hardships, and struggles of today’s creatives.

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