After a spectacular show from Central Saint Martins’ BA Fashion Class of 2012, i-D Fashion Editor Caroline Newell gives a runs through of some the students at the top of the class.
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A graphic minimalist collection, Henry was raised in a coal-mining town in South Africa. Wide-legged pants and boxy tops are constructed from heavyweight white canvas and brightly dyed springbok hides. Geometric patchwork pieces were based on Ndebele handicrafts and paired with “bibs” in the style of work clothes worn by miners.
Ting Kelly Yan
Ting Kelly Yan impressed with her bold lampshade dresses and beautifully intricate detailing.
Hawkes showed an impressive collection of graffiti denim, bomber jackets and apron skirts that layered up to create the perfect outfit for a rude-girl nun. It was a collection that won her the big prize of the night – the ‘L’Oréal Professionnel Award’.
Brightly coloured knitted outfits that blended fantasy, eccentric footwear and board games. Each look came complete with tiny knitted Chinese warriors dancing around each look for good measure.
Mencej’s menswear mixes delicate pastels and the softest textures with baggy street vibes and hip hop references. Pug’s not included.
C.J Yao showed sophisticated architectural shapes incorporating wood and rope details. Traditional Asian ideas transformed by a daring and bold perspective.
Serena Gili received the second runner-up prize for her beaded bibs and egg-shaped skirts – the bottom halves had an industrial metallic sheen to them.
Well finished mens tailoring featuring ultra-cropped trousers, pastel camouflage and intriguing proportions..
Tigran Avetisyan was winner of the ‘LVMH Bursary for Menswear’. A rebellious collection including jackets and shorts covered with a thick layer of black paint, imitating school chalk boards. With anti-establishment slogan’s de rigueur.
Luke Stevens turned fashion inside out to reveal shearling collars, huge labels with washing instructions and internal pockets to produce a surprisingly utilitarian look.
Text: Caroline Newell
Photography: Kirill Kuletski
Art Direction: Olya Kuryshchuk
With special thanks to 1Granary.com.