24 June 2012

London and CSM

Hi all,

So last thursday I went down to London, on my own for the very first time! I think my mum was more nervous than me :) I managed to find everywhere I was going fine, and get the right train home in one piece.
So on this trip my intention was to go and see the Central Saint Martins graduate exhibition. Thursday was the last day it was on, so I seized the chance to have a look around. The new Kings cross building is absolutely stunning. I walked in and my jaw dropped to my feet, and I wandered around in a similar style. The work was really good, I looked at all of the areas exhibiting but I was determined to find the fashion first. I really liked the knitwear pieces, particularly the ones with flowers. Some really amazing designers are coming out of the knitwear course (Rebecca S Adams, Yuhan Chen, Fei Feng)
I really liked the fashion womenswear and textiles pieces. I took a few pictures of things (till I saw a 'no photos' sign, no one had said anything to me about taking them though!)

After wandering around the whole of central st.martins exhibition several time I popped on down to regent street and did a little window shopping. (I bought a new pair of denim shorts, very exciting!)

Here are some of the pictures I took throughout the day...
Here is my very scrummy lunch, that I got at Whole Foods. (I also got my tea there later) 
These interesting looking objects were made by Catherine Verpoort. They were part of the Textiles Futures section of the exhibition. She had explained how they were to encourage ladybirds back into gardens, and act as a new environment for them to live in in an urban environment. 
Another collection in the Textiles Futures was this one (unfortunately I don't have her name) These amazing pieces change colour when wet, turning from a pale lavender colour to a fushia. It was really interesting to see them changing colour.
This bird sculpture was in the BA fine art section. I wasn't able to find the name of the creator, but I was pulled in by the sheer number of wings, the colours and textures. 
Again in fine art was this pen on paper piece (which was quite big! 120x153cm ) by Alison Griffin. I loved the ambience she created in it. Its eerie, and pulls you in.

An ensemble from the graduate diploma in fashion. 
Moving on to the Womenswear.. This amazing piece was made by Teruhiro Hasegawa. I absolutely love the textures he has created in this. The only thing that kind of annoyed me about the womens wear collections were that they were hanging from the ceiling, and not on mannequins. It was hard to picture what some of them would look like on a person. 
I really loved the colours in this dress by Alan Chow BA(hons) Fashion Womenswear
Crystal Lu BA(Hons) Fashion Womenswear. This quite futuristic looking dress is really amazing on a model, playing with distortion with the figure. 
Nayuto Yamamoto BA(hons) fashion design print 
Hee Jin Kim BA(hons) fashion design print
Sian Joo Hyoun Lee BA(hons) fashion design print. I love the braiding on the shoulders, and the delicate pattern against the nude background.
Maia Bergman BA(hons) fashion design print. This one was amazing under lights, all of the little beads reflect the light. 
Irina Gusakova BA(hons) fashion design print. I like how poppy this is. The print is so cute, and I love the little cut out with the pleated skirt panel.

I wish I had taken more pictures. I am going to try to track down pictures for the knit wear designers that really caught my eye. Look out for a future post!

xox Niamh xox


  1. You managed to take a lot without being caught !! well done :)

    1. Yeah, I didn't realise (and no one told me not to) :)

  2. I love all these photos, you did a really good job taking them. I was taking pictures of a Churh once, and there was nothing saying I couldn't take pictures until a security gaurd came up and yelled at me. Glad you were luckier than I was. I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. All the details are on my blog, http://thelittlethingsinlifemeanthemost.blogspot.com/.

    1. Thankyou so much. I will go and check it out :)