Our Top Picks From Central Saint Martins MA 2014 Collections

15 February 2014 by

Every year the Central Saint Martins postgraduate show is watched very closely - could we be witnessing the next Alexander McQueen or Christopher Kane? The MA collections always push things to the limit, with  bonkers experimentation, often going where commercial designers wouldn't. This year's show was no exception.

L'Oreal Award - Michael Power [Catwalking]

From Teruhiro Hasegawa's opening looks that stalked like gothic ninja ghosts to huge metallic tent-like dresses from Nayuko Yamamoto, fit for Glasto 2069. A big feature on the L'Oreal Professional runway this year was the weave. Serena Gill crafted loose-knits of long beads and stripes of mohair (that clashed wonderfully over Perspex lampshade skirts), whilst Jessica Mort deconstructed striped AirTex shirts and wove the shards back together again. Alongside these, Graham Fan showed tinsel woven roll necks and beautiful basket weave metallic skirts and Anita Hirlekar's multicoloured yarn splashed across black mesh like bright brush-strokes.

L'Oreal Award Ondrej Adamek [Catwalking]

This year's panel judge Christopher Kane found it impossible to choose a winner for the L'oreal Professional Creative Award from the selection and we would have done too. Ever ingenious, his solution was to choose two. Ondrej Adamek (his bonded silk clouds were dreamlike) and Michael Power (who teamed mesh dresses draped in tubular foam shapes with  bucket-like shoes) took to the catwalk with their models to rapturous applause. Keep your eyes peeled for these two as they're obviously ones to watch...


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