carl jan cruz
It's New Generation Week on i-D.co and where better to find the stars of tomorrow than at London's top design schools? We headed down to the London College of Fashion to shoot the BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduates. Remember their names!
What made you want to study fashion?
It's been a calling. As a kid I insisted on wearing cycling shorts and a white vest, so that pretty much sums it up. Also, Rei Kawakubo!
What inspired your FMP?
Life! Pain and struggle really. Reality knocks, so I did clothes. I believe in them.
Do you think you still need a degree to work in the creative industries?
I have no strong feelings either way, but I'm open to the idea of it.
What are you doing this weekend?
Skyping my mum, she's in the Philippines, speaking to her really makes me think. In a good way.
What's the best thing about living in London?
Growing up! I moved back here at 16 on my own figuring life out, learning. It wasn't easy to get through. And that's how "best" happens. It's never easy.
I live in the present. I keep an open book in life. Fashion will always be part of it but I am not limiting the possibilities.
Photography Alina Negoita