Helen Kirkum is stitching together both the remnants of shoes and a distinctive new look. The “sneaker collagist” achieves more than a mere recycling job; her creatively customized sneakers have already led to her teaming up with Adidas’ MakerLab project, for her individual take on the Campus 80 silhouette.
Experimenting with dyes and pushing the line between art and fashion Samuel Monaghan is Creative Director of Second Best. We sat down with Monaghan to hear how his work has been shaped by his northern heritage and adopting the mentality of the hardcore scene.
Cass Hirst has carved himself an artistic niche, revamping Air Force 1s for A$AP Rocky, Virgil Abloh, Playboi Carti, and more. Watch him discuss his journey, motivations and how he used his brain scan as a stencil for his work.
Talented young fashion designer Adam Jones is breaking into the industry with his pub-aesthetic styles. Self-described as ‘the British take on wabi-sabi’ for its appreciation of the imperfect, his work has been a hit with the likes of Neneh Cherry.
Soho tailor John Pearse was at the heart of London’s swinging 60s scene, working from the eminent boutique store ‘Granny Takes a Trip’. With his combination of traditional tailoring techniques and psychedelic styles, Pearse has fitted some of the most eminent figures in the art world.
Sustainability Series: The CSM MA 2020 grads who consider the planet in the making of their collections
A selection of the graduates who have, in a myriad of clever and unique ways, employed conscious design in the critical finishing stages of their degrees.
Like a sort of inverted Puritanism, many people were offended by the new craze of wearing pyjamas out of the house. But rather than let the gatekeepers of the industry deter her, von Halle persevered...
Pavel Vlodarski is a vulnerable man. He gets easily attached, carrying the thoughts of a man for a long time, hence the sculptural body shaped pieces he made for his graduate collection.
Uta Sienkiewicz fiercely rejects the notion that a designer’s personality, rather than the work and the solutions it proposes, should be the centre of industry attention.
The rising menswear designer is putting India on the red carpet radar. We spoke to Kaushik about his debut at LFWM 2020 and his collaboration with couturier Jean Paul Lesage to represent his alternate version of India.
The British menswear designer has unearthed something meaningful within his London audience that can only be ascribed to his referencing power — always intentional and directional. Like a true London creative, he dares not to be hampered by industry expectations, thereby exceeding them.
Fashion Editor, Nicole Zisman, talks through the new-look lineup of Fashion East - the initiative that nurtures new creative talent.
“There have been several instances of people saying, “Wow, you look just like your project!” or “You’re matching your designs!” and I swear I never plan it!”
Magnhild Kennedy unearths multiple dualities through her intricate mask-making and her pseudonym.
“It’s so hard to find good models in LA! They never want to use hair or makeup that doesn’t make them look typically beautiful.”
Clothing brand OIBOY has grown from an idea in a pub to being showcased at London Fashion Week. whynow caught up with co-founder Dylan Hartigan to mull over the venture's successes and plans for the future.
Young fashion designer Edie Ashley has collaborated with motorcycle and biker clothing brand BOLT, courting attention for her commitment to sustainable fashion.
"I began to understand that the way I looked, the clothes I wore, and the way I moved were both tools for survival and social weapons." - Agf HYDRA
We spoke to monolithic fashion designer Zandra Rhodes about her new V&A exhibition and legacy.
"Slime was just becoming famous, it had gone viral and was all over Instagram. It felt like the definition of the time!" - Samson Leung
“The way fashion is now, the state it’s in and there being so much, I didn’t know if I needed to contribute to it. Or if I did, then I’d have to be really careful about how.” - Joshua Beaty
John Pearse is London's most culturally significant tailor still cutting. We sat down with him in his Soho studio on Meard Street.