Chitose Abe’s Tour De Force at Sacai
A Sparkling, Rock’n’Roll Saint Laurent
Stella’s Sporty Sophistication
DESIGNER NAME: Simone Rocha
BACKGROUND: In 2008, Simone completed her BA in fashion from The National College of Art & Design in Dublin. She graduated from her MA at Central Saint Martins in 2010.
SIGNATURES: “Modern and strong yet romantic.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “The floating perspex brogue.”
IDEAL CLIENT: “A woman who wants to wear beautiful things.”
COLLECTION: “Sylvia Plath.”
WHAT MAKES LONDON WOMENSWEAR SO EXCITING? “Everyone has their own identity.”
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO IN YOUR STUDIO? “Angel Olsen.”
Simone Rocha won the Emerging Talent Award – Womenswear at the British Fashion Awards 2013
Central Saint Martins MA Fashion graduates are actively involved in influencing fashion as designers or design directors behind such diverse corporate names as Acne, Adidas, Balenciaga, Balmain, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Celine, Cerruti, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries van Noten, Dunhill, Gucci, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Levis, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Marni, , Nina Ricci, Phillip Lim, Prada, Puma, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Topshop, Ungaro, Versace. Some chose to build reputations under their own labels such as Alexander McQueen, Ashish, Basso and Brooke, Bora Aksu, Christopher Kane, Craig Green, Eley Kishimoto, Jonathan Saunders, J. JS Lee, Kim Jones, Louise Goldin, Louise Gray, Maarten van der Horst, Marios Schwab, Mark Fast, Marques’Almeida, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham,
Palmer Harding, Peter Jensen, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, Sophia Kokosalaki, Thomas Tait, Todd Lynn and Simone Rocha.
The MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins is the only course that shows on the official schedule of London Fashion Week each February and you can view the 2013 show on style.com.
DESIGNER NAME: Nasir Mazhar
BACKGROUND: Milliner Nasir was born in east London; he is of Turkish Cypriot origin. He has worked for theatrical designer Mark Wheeler and trained with Jane Smith.
SIGNATURES: “The box peak cap.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “The ZX300 Cap (Bully Cap).”