site_header_zone


 
Trending
Interior Design Magazine Names 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Projects by the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees, clockwise from ...
Maison & Objet Fall 2014 Trends
Metal made a strong showing throughout the huge furniture and ...
3form Debuts Pattern+
Sponsored Content The newest glass offering from 3form, Pattern+, is ...
7 Design Highlights at Burning Man 2014
Burning Man is a giant canvas, the paint and the ...
ASID Foundation Funds CIDA Standards Development Project
  Holly Mattson, executive director, CIDA. The ASID Foundation has ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Which September trade show are you dying to attend?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    Ones to Watch: Central Saint Martins

    CentralSaintMartins

    In 1989, two of the United Kingdom's most prestigious art schools merged to become what's now known as Central Saint Martins. Twenty years later, its profile has only grown, with innovative alumni like Terence Conran and Alexander McQueen graduating from its schools of art, fashion and textiles, graphic and industrial design, and drama.

     

    CSM was closely tied to the Cool Britannia buzz of the 90s (immortalized as the site where Jarvis Cocker met the posh girl in Pulp's anthem "Common People") and nurtured the post-millennium futurism of fashion designers Gareth Pugh and jewelry designer Hannah Martin. Its scope is truly international, however, with about 40 percent of its almost 5,000 students originating from outside of Great Britain.

     

    Acceptance is notoriously competitive: in 2011, the BBC reported odds of a place in the MA fashion program as roughly 1 in 12. But once you're in, you're in: it's not unusual for more than have the designers showing in London Fashion Week, for example, to be CSM alumni.

     

    With a gleaming new campus in London's industrial Kings Cross designed by Stanton Williams' Paul Williams-and with massive cuts in public funding looming on the horizon-Central Saint Martins continues its mission to shape the future of fashion, art, and design. Here are three of its best and brightest new talents.

     

     

    Leigh CameronLeigh Cameron is a gem of a furniture maker. Halfway through the two year furniture program at Central Saint Martins, he won a Palladium Alliance jewelry design competition.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Darragh Casey

    Designer and artist Darragh Casey left his native Ireland in 2010 to earn an MA in Design from Central Saint Martins. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kate Harper

    After graduating from the Textile Design program, Jane Harper won the 2012 Peter Collingwood Charitable Trust Award in recognition for her loom-based work.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    industry_article_detail_central_zone