Central Saint Martins
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The Masters showing from London’s Central Saint Martins has long acted as a showcase for emerging fashion talent—John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, and Simone Rocha have all gone through the program—and if there ever was a certain way to divine the future of fashion, CSM’s show works as a sartorial crystal ball. This group of graduates showed a return back to craft, focusing on manipulating textiles into patchworked, beaded, woven, embroidered, and fringed garments. Standouts included Fiona Bakeman, who inserted deconstructed nude mesh-like laser-cut leather patches into a flowing, draped black jersey gown, and Anita Hirlekar, whose structural designs were topped with painterly, embroidered swaths of colored wool.
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