Meet 10 students from CSM’s BA Fashion Class of 2020
Covering themes including opulence, decoloniality and gender identity, these are some of the students that beat the challenges posed by the pandemic to graduate.
Christina Seewald on how to stage a virtual runway show and the future of fashion
In the midst of lockdown, the Viennese knitwear designer took her AW20 offering digital with a focus on sustainability.
The graduate designer broadening the horizons of what butch means today
Drawing inspiration from the history of the lesbian and non-binary communities, Ella Boucht is advancing the conversation around ‘butch’ identity through fashion.
Shii Said is the lingerie ready-to-wear label inspired by cosplay
CSM grad Shi Fan tells us how anime, fetishwear and ‘going out’ have inspired her gender-fluid designs.
The graduate designer dismantling the stereotypes of knitwear
CSM grad Cecile Tulkens subverts the gendered associations of both tailoring and knitting.
Designer Jawara Alleyne questions modern manliness
The CSM graduate tells elaborate stories about forest fires and pirates, rethinking masculinity in the process.
The Adidas-endorsed young designer inspired by skiing and suburbia
Paolina Russo discusses her CSM MA graduate collection, collaborating with the sportswear brand, and starting her business amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The CSM graduate celebrating black womanhood through Whitney Houston lyrics
Drawing on her own experiences of feeling misplaced, Feben Vemmenby makes clothes that might not look ‘right', but will catch your eye all the same.
How London’s fashion students are reacting to the coronavirus crisis
With schools shutting down and graduate shows cancelled, we spoke to final year students across the city’s schools to hear how they’re coping.
The designer inspired by hospital stays and gay hook-up culture
Strong Theveethivarak combines his native Thai spiritualism and his experience of the London scene through exacting tailoring.
The young designer giving new meaning to ‘trash fashion’
Deadstock McQueen, rocks and Sarah Mower’s repurposed Manolos all form part of Matthew Needham’s CSM MA collection.
See portraits of Kim Jones and Matty Bovan at CSM’s latest exhibition
We caught up with the photographers, curators and tutors behind the show to hear what makes the school’s storied fashion department tick.