Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins Student Wins Swarovski Sustainability Award

For twice the shine, just add water. That’s the tagline behind Lucie Davis’s winning concept: a pair of Swarovski crystal–studded rings, made from 100 percent compressed…

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"Pure Human" Imagines a Future Where You Can Buy Nicole Kidman's Skin

NEW SKIN “Major fashion and cosmetic companies have already signed research collaboration agreement with bioengineering institutes,” Gorjanc said. “Those…

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These Necklaces, Eyeglasses Make Dramatic Statements About U.K.'s Air

Most statement necklaces are just about standing out and looking great, but these dramatic necklaces are actually making a statement about air quality and pollution in the UK.…

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Atelier Laure Paschoud's Modular Clothing Lets You Customize Your Look

The driving force behind Laure Paschoud’s collections for her label, Atelier Laure Paschoud, is the ability for each piece to tell a story. Whether inspired by a concept, like…

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"From Creatures" Explores Use of Fish Bones, Crustacean Shells in Jewelry

Fish bones, bivalve shells, crab and lobster carapaces, and other skeletal remains are typically grist for the compost or landfill, but why should they be? Moe Nagata, a graduate of…

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Jolene Fung's Plastic-Bag Gowns Are Inspired by Midcentury Furniture

Photos by Lucy Campbell For her graduate collection, Central Saint Martins fashion student Jolene Fung turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: vintage furniture. You’d be…

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RSPCA Condemns Cassandra Verity Green's Portable Fishbowl Handbags

Cassandra Verity Green is no stranger to strong opinions. The Central Saint Martins alumna, who recently completed a degree in fashion design with knitwear, caused a stir at the…

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Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for the Weirdest!)

Want to do the time warp with us? Check out the most bizarre eco-fashion stories of 2011… …

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Vega Wang's Electroluminescent Garments Are Out of This World

Vega Zaishi Wang’s “Alpha Lyrae” collection wouldn’t look out of place on the set of TRON 3. Named for one of the celestial bodies in our night sky, the eight-piece…

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Central St. Martins Student Wins Estethica/Veolia Award for Best Upcycled Collection

Last Tuesday, the British Fashion Council announced that out of 12 Central Saint Martins BA graduates, Liora Lasselle won the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition for her innovative…

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

SPACE-AGE FASHION Van Rees creates each textile herself using both remnant thread from a nearby knitting factory and repurposed fabrics she teases apart for yarn. Her process involves…

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Compostable Jewelry Offers Sustainable Solution for Fickle Fashionistas

With the planet’s landfills groaning under the weight of our unchecked consumption, the ability to leave no trace behind has become a design selling point. Young Ju Do, a fashion…

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Stella McCartney Creates Scholarship for Cruelty-Free Fashion Designers

Stella McCartney knows the importance of giving back. The British designer, who received an honorary fellowship from Central Saint Martins on Wednesday, has announced a new program for…

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Dahea Sun's Cabbage-Dyed Dresses Change Color to Indicate Rain's pH

PURPLE RAIN Although clean air regulations have significantly reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide over the past 30 years, acid rain remains a threat to public health.…

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Urban Ladybug Kit Uses Textiles to Address Declining Insect Population

Bees receive most of the buzz for disappearing en masse, so it may come as a surprise that ladybugs are doing a vanishing act of their own, as well. Once a ubiquitous sight, the…

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"Recycling the Dead" Proposes Textile Products From Cremated Remains

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD “Salvage: Recycling the Dead” is more thought experiment than serious proposal, but it does suggest that we explore every possible avenue in a…

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Carrie Parry Heads to Amsterdam for Green Fashion Competition Finals

PARRY ON Parry didn’t just graduate from one of the world’s most prestigious fashion schools. Besides the usual pantheon of designers she shadowed, her resume also includes…

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Dahea Sun's Cabbage-Dyed Textiles Demonstrate Changing pH of Acid Rain

COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY Shortly after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Sun found herself in South Korea on a rainy day surrounded by fears of radiation spreading from the…

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