What Were Our Favourite Looks From The Central Saint Martins 2013 BA Show?

29 May 2013 by

For all the big'n'fancy fashion shows in the world, nothing that can beat watching a graduate presentation - where the talent literally ripens as you watch it touch down on the catwalk. It's really quite an honour to be in the presence of the next Christopher Kane or Stella McCartney. The freedom of no major financial binds or a necessity for commerciality creates seriously fun, bold, innovative and captivating fashion moments. And so it was made true once more at last night's Central St Martins BA show. As Guest of Honour Phoebe Philo rightly said 'There were some brilliant moments' and of course, being a student show buzzing over with creativity, the standard injections of regular bonkers moments were also present and correct. Well, if this isn't the time to pop a goldfish in an actual bowl-rucksack, stick a bucket on one's head, swap shoes for foam bricks or encase a man's neck in a giant silver metal sculpture - then when exactly is?

There are two things we learnt from CSMs promising bunch...

1. We reckon clubbing is coming back. Like, proper clubbing, where you buy specific rave gear to enhance your Big Night Out. We say it because there was an abundance of clothes that felt really ready to party in the largest sense. Neon prints, disco fabrics, latex, oversized shaggy monster tops and coats, wild layering revealing plenty of skin.... It definitely throbbed of those sunrise hours – let’s hope the hard-working kids are actually seeing such action first hand. It’s very important for inspiration, non?

2. Womenswear and menswear are increasingly interchangeable and indefinable - with many of the men's pieces easily qualifying to enter the wardrobes of the opposite sex - and occasionally vice versa. Will we one day get rid of these labels altogether? Remember - some of our fave designers are menswear trained - JW Anderson, Richard Nicholl and Thom Browne....

Scroll through the gallery above for our highlights.


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