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The future belongs to us! Meet the central saint martins' MA students

For the students of Central Saint Martins MA Fashion course, talent and creativity is a given. But when you read the breadth of inspirations this lot cite, you’ll realise the other thing that defines them is individualism.
 The future starts here.

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NAYUKO YAMAMOTO, 25
Describe your MA collection...
Stiff, abstract, graphic shapes and floral, fluid, colorful prints, inspired by graphic designer Dorothea Rockburne and costume designer Kazimir Malevich.

Describe your style...
Individual, sensitive, tactile.

What is the future of fashion?
It’s full of print and full of character.

What’s the best thing about being a young creative in London?
Multiculturalism, diversity, arts and entertainment.

And the worst?
The tube in the morning.

What would you like to change about the world?
I’d like everyone to wear printed, shiny clothes!

"I'm excited to see the increasing numbers of independant Asian designers broaden their appeal to the industry, especially in London and Paris." Graham Fan

FIONA LUCY BLAKEMAN
Describe your MA collection...
Laser-cut fishnet patterns on chamois leather. I enjoyed the contrast between the uptight/contrived cutting with the rawness of the skin. I was intent on creating a juxtaposed luxury where evening dresses were made from unexpected materials.

Describe your style...
Simple, effortless, minimal.

What is the future of fashion?
Maximalism.

What’s the best thing about being a young creative in London?
The food.

And the worst?
Transport.

What one thing would you would like to change about the world?
Inequality.

MICHAEL POWER, 24
Describe your MA collection...
Inspired by Hopi Kachina Dolls, the Juggalos and artist Jean Dubuffet, it’s a series of distorted sporty shift dresses, shorts and voluminous cocoon forms.

Describe your style...
Graphic, fun, tomboy.

What is the future of fashion?
More frivolity, more excess, more humour.

What excites you most about the future of the world?
Getting to see some of it!

What’s the best thing about being a young creative in London?
The people.

And the worst?
The cost.

What one thing would you like to change about the world?
Less winter, more summer.

JESSICA MORT, 26
Describe your MA collection...
I was inspired by the photography of Mary Ellen Mark and nostalgic T-shirt customisation techniques. The collection is a playful take on the ‘All-American’, mixing traditional, preppy rugby shirt details with the fringing often found in Native American dress.

Describe your style...
Un-fussy and easy.

What is the future of fashion?
More personality.

What excites you most about the future of the world?
Space travel!

What’s the best thing about being a young creative in London?
Great shops, restaurants etc.

And the worst? Too expensive!

What one thing would you would like to change about the world? There are so many things that I’d like to change!

TERUHIRO HASEGAWA, 28
Describe your MA collection...
I was inspired by the minimalism of Helmut Newton’s photography and the women in Alfred Hitchcock’s films to create fragile beauty with a strong silhouette.

Describe your style...
Terrified, elegant, sensual.

What is the future of fashion?
I don’t think about that.

What’s the best thing about being a young creative in London?
Multiculturalism.

And the worst?
Paying rent.

What one thing would you would like to change about the world?
I don’t need anything changed.

ANITA HIRLEKAR, 27
Describe your MA collection...
The inspiration came from this old embroidery sampler I found. It made me think of exploring embroidery in a dramatic way. I looked a lot at Guy Bourdin photography and the artists Gert and Uwe Tobias. I wanted it to be oddly seductive...

Describe your style...
Colour, comfort, clash.

What's the best thing about being a young creative in London?
Opportunities are everywhere!

And the worst?
Dog shit is everywhere.

What one thing would you like to change about the world?
Less technology... I can't keep up!

GRAHAM FAN, 25
Describe your MA collection...
I created pieces inspired by the exterior of the Boiler Suit at Guy's Hospital, London, designed by the architect, Thomas Heatherwick. I then looked into some traditional weaving and created different textures. From having a "strong and tough" girl imagery in mind, I looked into Peter Lindbergh's photography, and composed a range of designs, all handwoven.

Describe your style...
Crafty, textured, strong.

What is the future of fashion?
Creativity. It just really depends on how much further we pay reference to the past instead of innovating to create something completely new.

What excites you most about the future of the world?
I am excited to see the increasing number of independent Asian designers broaden their appeal to the industry, especially in London and Paris. It’s exciting to see something niche and personal.

What's the best thing about being a young creative in London?
Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt store.

And the worst?
The rent and expenses.

What one thing would you like to change about the world?
Less air pollution globally.