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Celebrating the most famous and influential fashion school in the world, Fashion Central Saint Martins is filled with never-before-seen student work and exclusive interviews with talented graduates who have gone on to become the biggest names in fashion.
A treasure trove of early sketches, first collections and fashion shoots by designers such as Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, Dior’s Kim Jones, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, Gareth Pugh, and Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci, as well as journalists like Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and stylists such as LOVE magazine’s Katie Grand. The book reveals words of wisdom on everything a budding fashion designer, or aspiring fashion student, needs to know to forge their own path.
Edited by the school’s program director of fashion, Hywel Davies, and Cally Blackman, lecturer in fashion history and theory, Fashion Central Saint Martins follows the school’s history from 1931 to today. An initial chapter examines the early history (1930s to 1960s), followed by chapters dedicated to each subsequent decade. Packed with profiles of key alumni alongside photography of their student work, and peppered with essays, this book will delight all fans and students of fashion.