Ziv Gill Kazenstein by Alison Day.
Menswear is usually not as fun to talk about as womenswear, but despite the huge reliance on a similar sandy colour theme there were some very strong collections at Central Saint Martins:
Kirsty Longman opted for a pastel and camouflage collection that incorporated long shapes and interesting textures.
Suzannah Gardner went for pale shades of grey and camel in a very strong collection that took inspiration from school boy style, the Scouts and the Brownies. Think toggles and shirted shapes… with the occasional pleated mini skirt.
Ziv Gill Kazenstein showed an explosion of print and oversized shapes. A drop hemline gorilla shirt was the most normal outfit in a fun collection of baggy feathered suits. The kind of menswear we like to draw! (see above)
Josh Bullen must have friends in high places. His fairly ordinary sports inspired collection was given an injection of excitement by the appearance of Daisy Lowe in skimpy shorts. Well, if you’ve got the contacts why not milk ‘em?
Daisy Lowe for Josh Bullen at Central Saint Martins by Fi Blog.
Kopi Akasaka went for a literal approach with his very costumey collection, featuring three-legged twins, breast plates and a bearskin hat. Most successful was a wide pinstriped pants suit worn by a dashing ginger model.
Noriyuki Doi had a fun take on the omnipresent butterscotch colourway. Red, white and blue print detailing gave the collection a summery lift. He’d also created an inventive see through bib and skirt to be worn over a normal suit if the look should so take your fancy.
And of course the menswear from Ivan Nuria Nunes won a prize in the L’Oreal awards.
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review, the winners
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Print.
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- Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory
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