Chloe Baines makes fashion collection from tents left behind at festivals

London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Baines has designed a collection of clothing and jewellery from the upcycled tents and metal pegs left after music festivals. The collection, called In Tents: The After Party, was designed in collaboration with Central Saint Martins graduate Belle Smith, who made matching earrings and rings from the tent pegs. […]

James Parkes designs high-rise for women “burdened by capitalism”

Central Saint Martins graduate James Parkes has proposed creating a tower in Brixton where disadvantaged women who are “burdened by the effects of capitalism” can create art after being released from prison. Called Vertical Loom: Re-appropriating Capitalism, the project envisions a high-rise with numerous workshops and exhibition spaces where former inmates can engage in art therapy. […]

Rosie Broadhead weaves bacteria into clothing fibres to create a second skin

Central Saint Martins graduate Rosie Broadhead has integrated live bacteria into the fibres of clothing that reduces body odour, encourages cell renewal and improves the immune system, when activated by sweat. By encapsulating live bacteria into the fibres of a leotard-like garment, the designer hopes to create a new interaction between fabric and skin through […]

Qiang Huang makes furniture to incorporate salvaged parts from shared bicycles

Central Saint Martins graduate Qiang Huang has created a range of unfinished furniture bases that need to be completed by adding components from discarded shared bikes. Named Bike Scavengers, Huang‘s furniture is designed to be used by an association that would encourage participants to disassemble bikes left on the street and transform the salvaged parts into […]

Keyi Chen’s desk accessories encourage us to play while we work

Central Saint Martins graduate Keyi Chen has reinterpreted everyday desk accessories as stress-relieving devices called Inte-rest-ing that encourage people who work long hours to play at their desks. Chen has created five commonplace office items that can also be used as tools to relieve the stress of a long working day, for his Inte-rest-ing project. The […]

Beatrice Sangster-Bullers combines fashion and AI to make “emotionally intelligent” clothing

Central Saint Martins fashion graduate Beatrice Sangster-Bullers integrates artificial intelligence into garments that display the wearer’s emotions. Called The Order of The Singularity, the graduate collection combines AI technology with smart materials to create wearable, “emotionally intelligent” clothing. Sensors integrated into the garments use algorithms to map the wearer’s current mental state. The wearer can […]

Central Saint Martins students design prison cell furniture

The Cell Furniture project sees product design students at London’s Central Saint Martins create flexible furniture for prisons, which will be made by the inmates. The third-year students at the London university worked with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to both design new pieces for UK prisons and improve existing cell furniture. A […]

Watch footage of Fredrik Tjærandsen’s balloon fashion that went viral

[embedded content] This captioned movie shows catwalk footage of Central Saint Martins graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen’s colourful bubble outfits, which have become a viral sensation around the world. Footage of Tjærandsen’s fashion collection has been widely shared across social media over the past week, after attendees at the CSM graduate fashion show on 30 May broadcast […]

CSM graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen envelops models in rubber balloons

Central Saint Martins fashion student Fredrik Tjærandsen has presented giant balloons that deflate to form dresses on the catwalk. Models walking the runway at the CSM graduate fashion show yesterday wore huge inflated rubber spheres that formed bubbles around their bodies and heads. Another model wore a black rubber outfit with two giant inflated banana-shaped […]

Central Saint Martins launches “world’s first” masters course in biodesign

London’s Central Saint Martins (CSM) college has announced a new masters degree in Biodesign to promote sustainable innovation, which is set to start in September 2019. The new two-year masters program has been billed as the first of its kind, and will explore bio-informed design strategies in a bid to encourage more eco-friendly focused innovation. […]

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