Left to right: Luna wears top and trousers DOMENIC ROYLANCE. Lyra wears dress INGA. Kairi wears bodysuit and necklace stylist’s own. Jason wears shorts, socks and shoes stylist’s own.

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Neinke wears top, baby sculpture and skirt AMANDA COLARES SILVA, hoodie CHARLIE CONSTANTINOU and necklace ALEXI HUNT

AMANDA COLARES SILVA

Age: 24
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
University:
Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Print

What was the thought process behind your piece?
I was influenced by scientific textbook images of pregnant women, sparked by seeing a painting at the Wellcome Collection. I love juxtaposing ideas of reality and imagination, where it’s obvious but also difficult to distinguish between the two. It was to be an illusion piece which played with the idea that you knew it wasn’t real but represented something that we know in our heads to be, in fact, very real.

Did you intend for it to be viewed as a statement on reproductive rights?
The short answer is​“no”. It was more the online reaction that deemed that it must have been. Although I understand the weight of politics in the real world, I like to think of my work as a form of escapism from the heaviness we face every day.

Given the subsequent overturning of Roe v Wade in America, do you look at the piece differently now?
It’s been so interesting for me to see the different opinions and interpretations that have arisen through other people’s eyes, both in general and related to the recent events in US politics. I guess I didn’t expect to have such a strong response to my work while I was creating, but that’s a big part of what makes the job so exciting upon release. I wouldn’t be an open-minded artist if I wasn’t interested in the opinions of others.

What was your reaction to the Roe v Wade decision, and did it change the way you saw your piece?
I felt very heartbroken for all women who have a connection to motherhood in any way, and deeply affected by how politics affects women’s mental health. That time struck a chord in me which knows the struggle women face for just being a woman in this world. Like I said, my work isn’t political. However, having learned​“reborn painting” [the process of making realistic baby dolls], and studied aspects of motherhood, I felt deeply hurt within my creation process. It was totally unexpected to me the timing of the show [the CSM graduate show took place in May, just weeks after a leaked Supreme Court draft outlined the overturning of Roe v Wade], but I guess things happen for a reason. We don’t always know why, and there’s also that phrase: is it life imitates art, or art imitates life?

How are you hoping this piece will be remembered?
For me at least, this piece has been the beginning of establishing myself and my work. I’m hoping it will be remembered as that – the first impactful piece of many to come.

MARCEL DOMINGUEZ

Age: 31
Hometown: La Rioja, Spain
University and course: Kingston University, BA (Hons) Fashion

What got you into fashion?
Guys in sexy, sporty clothes.

What do your designs stand for?
Sexuality, sport, masculinity and desire.

Finish the sentence: fashion is best when…
…it makes you feel irresistible.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
In a steamy male changing room.

ANIKA LEILA

Age: 23
Hometown:
London
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA Womenswear

What got you into fashion?
My grandma!

What do your designs stand for?
Every person, every occasion, every gender, every identity. Wear whatever you want, wherever you want.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
I got the best reaction from my local GP! I was wearing a skirt with a print and she loved it.

Clockwise from left: Safe wears top IKEDA MOODY GOLDING, skirt and bag SATHERINE SHI and stockings and shoes stylist’s own. Kit wears top and trousers BARRAGÁN and shoes stylist’s own. Neinke wears top, baby sculpture and skirt AMANDA COLARES SILVA, hoodie CHARLIE CONSTANTINOU, necklace ALEXI HUNT and leggings and shoes stylist’s own. Rocco wears top MENGCHE CHIANG, underwear ADAM POULTER, hat T.M.I.W.T.L by KS TEHARA and shoes stylist’s own. Kairi wears top and trousers ETHAN MULLINGS and shoes stylist’s own.

FEY-FEY YUFEI LIU

Age: 26
Hometown:
Chengdu, China
University and course: Royal College of Art, BA (Hons) Womenswear

What got you into fashion?
I think fashion is the most practical way to express a concept among all the art forms.

How would you describe your designs?
🤲 ✋ 🤚 👉 👈 👆 👋 🤚 🖖

What environment would your clothes look best in?
At a crossroads.

JOE PEARSON

Age: 27
Hometown:
Nottingham
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, MA Menswear

What got you into fashion?
I wish I could remember.

What do your designs stand for?
Feminine gorgeousness and exquisite craft.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
A hangover.

LEANNE KIM

Age: 25
From:
London
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, MA Womenswear

What got you into fashion?
I remember being on holiday in Egypt when I was super young and discovering FashionTV in the hotel room. That was me sorted for that holiday and, looking back, career- wise, too.

How would you describe your designs?
Energetic womenswear with multi- wearable twists.

What do your designs stand for?
Versatility, sexiness and athleticism. I design clothes for busy women.

INGA PRAŠKEVIČIŪTĖ

Age: 22
Hometown:
Kaunas, Lithuania
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Womenswear

What do your designs stand for?
Craft, hand-making, time, slowing down.

Finish the sentence: fashion is best when…
…it’s interactive, emotionally or physically.

What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years’ time?
Working harder, smiling wider.

SHAKILA THEBE

Age: 33
Hometown:
London
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, MA Womenswear

What do your designs stand for?
My Nepalese heritage and underprivileged youth.

Finish the sentence: fashion is best when…
…there is no hierarchy.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
A red carpet. I would love to see Tilda Swinton wearing my clothes.

Chengxin wears dress RAFAELA PESTRITU.

RAFAELA PESTRITU

Age: 27
Hometown:
Slatina, Romania
University and course: Central Saint Martins, MA Fashion Womenswear

What do your designs stand for?
My collection is a subversive comment on issues of social acceptability and a metamorphosis of the Eastern European identity. Based on my own experience of xenophobia, I wanted to create a new identity that combines the stereotypes of Romanians.

Finish the sentence: fashion is best when…
…clothes tell a story. Don’t just wear them, create a narrative.

MENGCHE CHIANG

Age: 26
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
University and course: Paris’ Institut Français de La Mode, MA Fashion

What got you into fashion?
Family affairs and Patricia Field.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
In the Paris Métro.

What is the future of fashion?
Freedom!

CECILE BOUSSELAT

Age: Unknown
Hometown:
Paris
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA Womenswear

What got you into fashion?
As a teen I was looking for a form of escapism, and fashion was offering such a dramatic, glamorous, poetic way to redefine what I wanted my daily life to be.

What do your designs stand for?
For my very first collection, I wanted the garments to provoke a reaction; I kinda like the idea of my designs growing” on people.

What is the future of fashion?
Push boundaries, make new rules, celebrate differences, embrace weird, create beautiful, generate new.

Jacob wears top, belt, trousers and scarf LEANNE KIM.

LAURA ANDRASCHKO

Age: Unknown
Hometown: Berlin
University and course: Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Womenswear

What do your designs stand for?
Anarchy, party, hedonism and fun combined with luxury.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
That’s my customer’s decision. I don’t want to dictate where to wear my clothes. I would wear them to a chic club or to a fucked-up concert.

What is the future of fashion?
I really hope it’s going to be fun again.

Left to right: Joseph wears top BARRAGÁN, shorts OLLY SHINDER and bracelet KATYA ZELENTSOVA. Kairi wears dress ANIKA LEILA, jacket MARCEL DOMINGUEZ, necklace ALEXI HUNT and shoes stylist’s own. Malte wears jacket OLLY SHINDER, jockstrap MICHAEL STUKAN and socks and shoes stylist’s own.

OLLY SHINDER

Age: 23
Hometown:
London
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

What do your designs stand for?
Playing with details, materials and ideas to create something that is no longer normal anymore.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
Urban environments. Although I’m inspired by outdoors and technical clothing, my pieces are really designed for the city.

What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years time?
Hopefully I’ll still be passionate about designing!

VICTOR BARRAGÁN

Age: 30
Hometown:
Mexico City
University and course:
Didn’t bother

What got you into fashion?
Aspirational feelings.

How would you describe your designs?
No words, just look at them.

What do your designs stand for?
Being alive.

KS TEHARA

Age: 25
Hometown:
Gravesend
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Fashion Print

What got you into fashion?
Well: Ye in a kilt, my time with my Aunty Gemma in Marbella, Margiela Artisanal under Matthieu Blazy… Oh, and the Biebs in Fear of God.

What do your designs stand for?
Optimistic nihilism.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
A k‑hole.

Jacob wears balaclava and top T.M.I.W.T.L by KS TEHARA.

SATHERINE SHI

Age: 23
Hometown:
Xi’an, China
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, Fashion Design with Marketing

How would you describe your designs?
Definition unknown.

Finish the sentence: fashion is best when…
…the wearer feels comfortable and confident.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
The cyber- infused future.

What is the future of fashion?
Inclusive, incorporated, ambiguous and erratic.

JAMES WALSH

Age: 25
Hometown:
Manchester
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA and MA womenswear design

What got you into fashion?
I’ve always been drawn to stories and characters in fashion. I loved going to concerts when I was younger and seeing performers transform through their clothing.

What do your designs stand for?
I like to challenge myself in terms of imagery and ideas, and enjoy using a variety of materials, technology and processes. The main satisfaction is in seeing my work worn and interacted with.

ARIADNA BECERRA LENDINEZ

Age: 24
Hometown:
Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Spain
University and course:
Paris’ Institut Français de la Mode, MA Fashion Design

What got you into fashion?
I was very intrigued by the way we choose to be dressed and the reasons why we make these choices.

How would you describe your designs?
T‑shirts wrapped chaotically around the body, structured tailoring and vibrant colours.

What do your designs stand for?
Contemporaneity and empowerment.

DOMENIC ROYLANCE

Age: 28
Hometown:
Sydney, Australia
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, MA Fashion

What got you into fashion?
I was actually studying fine art and my tutor suggested I apply to do fashion as all of my illustrations were of fashion garments. Thank God for her! She gave me the confidence to pursue something that I initially didn’t think I could do.

What environment would your clothes look best in?
In a club, at 2am, dancing with your best friends.

What is the future of fashion?
Disruption of an archaic infrastructure.

ALEXI HUNT

Age: 24
Hometown:
London
University and course:
British Academy of Jewellery, Design and Manufacture

What got you into fashion?
When getting into the alternative music scene, seeing punks and goths in clothing they crafted themselves and wearing bits of the street.

How would you describe your designs?
It’s the end of the world: just put this on.

What do your designs stand for?
Anti-wear.

Finish the sentence: fashion is best when…
…it hurts.

CHARLIE CONSTANTINOU

Age: 24
Hometown:
London
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, MA Menswear

What got you into fashion?
Streetwear and sneakers! I still remember buying my first pair of Jordans when I was 16 after my first paycheck from a part-time job. Everything went from there.

What do your designs stand for?
Adaptability and awareness.

Left to right: Rocco wears jacket, top and shorts MARCEL DOMINGUEZ and shoes stylist’s own. Jacob wears dress ARIADNA BECERRA.

ETHAN MULLINGS

Age: 24
Hometown:
Birmingham
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Menswear

What got you into fashion?
Honestly, I think it came from my dad. He’s a big kid that loves clothes.

What do your designs stand for?
It’s about my culture, my family, the music I listen to. It’s all very personal.

What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years’ time?
A lot, but mainly fishing.

KATYA ZELENTSOVA

Age: 27
Hometown:
Volgograd, Russia
University and course:
Central Saint Martins, MA Fashion Knitwear

What got you into fashion?
Fantasy and boredom.

What do your designs stand for?
Easy fix self-care. Cheering you up when everything else is amiss.

JOÃO MACHADO

Age: 30
Hometown: Coimbra, Portugal
University and course: Central Saint Martins, MA Fashion

What got you into fashion?
Playing with Barbie dolls as a young boy, and my love for John Galliano’s storytelling at Dior shows.

How would you describe your designs?
Intriguing. Playful. Innocent. Seductive. Dark. Cautionary. Sweet.

What is the future of fashion?
Breaking down systemic values that keep the current fashion industry in place, or at least keep that conversation alive and going. More financial aid to talented young designer’s brands.

Left to right: Lyra wears dress INGA and shoes and socks stylist’s own. Jason wears shorts, shoes and socks stylist’s own. Jacob wears top
KOSTAS MURKUDIS, skirt JOÃO MACHADO, shoes ATSUKO KUDO and necklace stylist’s own. Anyiang wears dress and bag JAMES WALSH, shoes ATSUKO KUDO and tights stylist’s own.

MAKE-UP Thomas de Kluyver using Gucci Beauty HAIR Paul Hanlon CASTING Walter Pearce at Midland Agency talent Safe at NG1, Natasha at Phoenix, Nienke at Platform Agency, Jason and Kit at IMG, Rocco at Select, Kairi at XDIRECTN, Joseph at Models1, Jacob at Tomorrow Is Another Day, Malte at Anti Agency, Lyra at Premier, Luna at Wiener Models, Chengxin and Anyiang at Elite and David at Milk NAILS Jenny Longworth at Streeters SET DESIGNER Nicola Scarlino LOCATION MANAGER Ryan Buschacher AD Darren Sintes DOP Mark Gee SOUND Emanuele Correani PRODUCTION C/​O January EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Leonard Cuinet PRODUCTION MANAGER Joshua Noon PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Freya Lamont DIGITAL OPERATOR Niccolo Pacilli DIGITAL ASSISTANT Mattia Pasin HAIR COLOURIST Ben Gregory HAIR COLOURIST’S ASSISTANT Zoe Jatzhal PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Kai Cem Narin, John Neate and Jed Barnes STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS Borys Korban, Hollie Williamson, Nayoung Lee Kim, Hannah Kidane and Elle Ward-Bradshaw HAIR ASSISTANTS Stelios Chondros, Marco Lafrate, Kerri Clarke, Konstantinos Vrettakos, Alisha Ferguson-Adu and Lewis Stanford MAKE-UP ARTIST’S ASSISTANTS Abbie Nourse, Joshua Bart, Emma Regan and Alice Dodds MAKE-UP SET-COORDINATOR Sophie Constantinou NAILS ARTIST’S ASSISTANTS Kim Gorse Macias, Naima Coleman and Nadia Blanco. ART ASSISTANTS Gary Foy, Tony Le Guern, Victor Hanen, Christopher Barraja, Amin Bidar and Sacha Gabilan. CONSTRUCTION George Bull and Tom Mieszkian PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Melina Bryant, Aleks Prytt, Simon Biu, Emily Arnold and Keerthana Kunnath.


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