Central Saint Martins BA 2015 Fashion Show: Highlights

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Jim Chen Hstang Hu & Ji Ye Chun (Images courtesy of Dazed)

Central Saint Martins is known for producing the next generation of fashion stars and their recent BA Fashion Press Show 2015 featured the work of 40 students graduating this year. Typically for the college, the designs ranged from the innovative to the wacky, representing the varied spectrum of new design talent.

Here are our top picks from this years show:

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Jim Chen Hstang Hu Central Saint Martins Womenswear (Images courtesy of Vogue)

  • Camilla Holmes gave a contemporary twist to denim for her menswear collection and made a statement with her appliquéd banner shouting ‘Respect our existence or expect our resistance.’
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Camilla Holmes Central Saint Martins Fashion Design with Marketing

  • Hiroko Masano combined racing inspired jackets made from bright neoprene and cycling accessories with traditional fabrics and retro silhouettes for a new take on sportswear.
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Hiroko Masano Central Saint Martins Womenswear

  • Knitwear student Phoebe Kime created a bright collection in bold, asymmetrical shapes, embellished with multi-coloured square sequins.
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Phoebe Kime Central Saint Martins Knitwear

  • Eleanor O’Connor gave soft layers, prim shirts and loose, cropped trousers a tough edge with metal embellishment which created an armour-like effect.
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Eleanor O’Connor Central Saint Martins fashion Design with Marketing

  • Liberty Yates produced a streetwear collection with an opulent twist, using extravagant gold hardware and luxe accessories made from leather and orange fur.
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Liberty Yates Central Saint Martins Knit

  • Sonny Tassell also created a menswear collection which subverted traditional streetwear, using heavily textured fabrics for a new take on the grey marl tracksuit.
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Sonny Tassell Central Saint Martins Menswear

  • Amir Khorasany used a simple palette and hints of marbled print to allow beautiful fluid fringing to take centre stage – creating waves of movement down the catwalk.
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Amir Khorasany Central Saint Martins Fashion Design with Marketing

  • Print student Han Kim created a show-stopping collection of extreme proportions, contrasting glittery surfaces with tapestry-like stitching in vivid colours.
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Han Kim Central Saint Martins Print

Outside the catwalk, students who weren’t selected to show to press set up their own guerrilla exhibition, entitled #EncoreCSM. Their flyer stated; “Our aim is for equal representation in support of current and future students on the BA Fashion pathway.”

This peaceful protest gave the vast majority of students omitted from the catwalk the chance to showcase their own talent and hardwork.

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USP: Central Saint Martins is known for producing exciting and innovative fashion, with the student protest outside the main event demonstrating the huge wealth of talent in addition to what was chosen for the catwalk.