Posts tagged “Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Maris Schwab

Marios Schwab is a new designer already adored by the celebrities. Kate Moss, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton and Clemence Poesy have all previously worn his designs.

Marios Schwab launched his label in 2005, two years after studying an MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central St Martins. He worked with menswear designer Kim Jones for a period of time immediately after completing his MA.

It is not surprising his unique designs are snapped up by celebs; the feminine dresses, which are inspired by natural formations, contour the female shape, giving an elegant appealing result.

The 31-year-old has seen previous successes winning Best New Designer at the British fashion Awards in 2006 and the Swiss Textile Award in 2007.

Tellusfashion love this designer, and we are sure you will too.

Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.

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Natascha Stolle

Meet Natascha Stolle, the half German, quarter Italian, quarter Japanese fashion designer from America. Anyone who is as fond of asos.com as we are at Tellusfashion, should note this key designer; Natascha Stolle has designed a popular capsule range which is available online. She is also designing a range for the b Store’s in house label.

Natascha studied English Literature before turning her talents to fashion design. In 1999 she moved to London to study an MA at Central Saint Martins College. She has previously worked for Peter Jensen for ten seasons and Fashion East for two. She also debuted at London Fashion Week with her SS/09 collection.

Her unique style combines an alluring mix of slouchy with Hawaiian influences in an array of textiles and materials. Her tailoring is a result of her own experiments; something which she is clearly naturally talented at.

Don’t miss her Asos collection. Natascha Stolle is certainly one of our favourite high street designers!

Images courtesy of Cherie City.


Corrie Neilsen.

Tellusfashion enjoy seeking out new designers, especially ones which are set to make the big time in the very near future.

Corrie Neilsen is just the type of designer we love discovering. Her style is romantic, drawing influences upon 18th century illustrators James Gillray and George Cruikshank. The A/W 11 collection is full of masculine tailoring in dark blacks and greys.

Corrie Neilsen graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2004 with a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design Womenswear. She has since gone on to do various freelance projects before designing her own label.

The highlight of her career was when she won Fashion Fringe in 2010. Fashion Fringe is a nationwide search to discover new talent in cutting edge design across the UK.

We predict there are plenty more highlights to come for this American designer.

Images courtesy of London Fashion Week


Michael Van Der Ham.

If you are looking for up and coming fashion designers, then Tellusfashion is definitely the right place to start. High hopes have already been pinned on Dutch designer Michael Van Der Ham, and predictions that he will go far in the world of fashion have already been stated.

 

Michael Van Der Ham has a strong background in fashion designing. He graduated from Central Saint Martins college with an MA in fashion, and has interned for some impressive designers such as Alexander McQueen.

 

His A/W 11 collection hit the Newgen catwalk at London Fashion Week earlier this year. It is filled with feminine pieces; well fitting dresses made with shimmering velvet material, in deep autumnal colours.

 

Michael Van Der Ham is sure to be one to watch.Images courtesy of London Fashion Week


Molly and Alice Goddard.

Molly and Alice Goddard are the new kids on the block. They are sisters which have one major thing in common; they share a passion for fashion.

 

Both girls have had previous successes in the fashion business; Molly studying knitwear at Central Saint Martins, and Alice, a model who has almost given up the glitz and glam to follow in her sisters footsteps in the world of designing.

 

Alice describes their new label, which is named Lovetits, as “sheer tops with things covering the boobies”

 

Alice told i-D Online: “It’s hard working [with Molly] because you don’t stop yourself saying what you think in the way you would with a friend. Our creative process involves a lot of shouting. We’d like to work together in the future, but keep what we’re doing now separate. I’m thinking about studying footwear next year. Molly does knitwear at Saint Martins and is amazing, I’d love to make the shoes and accessories for her collection but I’m too indecisive to work alone.”

 

Tellusfashion predict huge things for this brand, which has already been featured in the likes of Grazia. Keep up the good work girls!

Above: one of Molly’s knitwear designs, image courtesy of Bipling.com.

Below: Image courtesy of Lovetits


David Koma Was One of London Fashion Weeks Best Designers.

London Fashion Week ended last Wednesday, and once again it has not let us down. Newgen selected its best new designers and left us fashion enthusiasts here at Tellusfashion amazed with the stunning new talent that it is able to produce year in, year out. David Koma was one of London Fashion Week’s big names this year. His feminine designs contour the body giving him his signature style.

 

David graduated from Central St Martins College of Design in April 2009 with a distinction in MA fashion. His graduate collection won the Harrods Design Award, which subsequently resulted in his designed being lapped up by celebrities. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Megan Fox, Alicia Keys, Cheryl Cole and Kylie are all fans of David Koma’s designs.

 

His spring/summer collection sees girly pinks and creams based on perfect, body hugging silhouette dresses. Whereas his autumn/winter collection is set to have a darker side to it, inspired by Tim Burton, dark forests and hallucinations. The one thing that remains loyal to both collections is the feminine elegance and figure loving bodices that encapsulate his designs.

Images are a mixture of both his spring/summer and autumn/winter collection and are courtesy of London Fashion Week.


Who is Toni Bonoj?

First things first, I cannot believe this is happening to me! The last few months have been nothing less than amazing, a rollercoaster ride and begging God daily – we cannot stop this ride now, please.

Lets get to a better introduction, my name is Tosin (toes-in), I am youngish years old, and a budding International fashion designer and label owner. I guess the fact I have a business makes me a business woman too? Nothing sounds sexier than that; Entrepreneur, nice.

I don’t have the same background as most fashion designers because I spent a long time using the left side of my brain doing non creative stuff like completing A’ levels in Physics, Maths and Computing Studies, followed by a degree in Information Engineering and Technology Management then 10 years working with blue chip companies gaining experience in IT, Management Information and Marketing as well as accumulating several certificates to help me perform my job better. So you see what I mean when I say ‘I’m not your usual fashion designer’? So how did I end up where I am today?

Well, earlier this year I lost my job in the city, I was very ill and for the first time since I was 17 years old, I had time to think of what I would really LOVE to do next. When you’ve had a job since you were legally allowed to, and suddenly lose your job (which I later found out was very central to me), there is an initial feeling of shock and despair (well there was for me), add denial too. I wanted to go find a new role immediately but I couldn’t. Whilst I got myself better, I had a light bulb moment of styling my own work wear, usually these thoughts come and disappear as soon as they arrive because my busy life wouldn’t have allowed it; I was always rushing from one thing to the other. In my previous job, commuting to London meant very long days, so having time to think outside of my job, role as a wife and Sunday school teacher was a luxury!

Back to my light bulb moment, well I had more time on my hands so I began to enquire about tailors I could work with to design my outfits. Soon enough I wondered to myself why I couldn’t make these clothes and sell them. I had a niche idea (which I will tell you more about later) and was certain there would be many people who would want to buy these outfits. That was it, I started drawing and loved my drawings even as amateurish as they looked. I prayed about it and trusted God to make things work alright.

I slept on the idea for a few more months but was lucky to speak to a fashion designer friend of a friend – that was fantastic! She suggested I attend a short course at one of London’s art colleges and contact my local college re: Sewing or garment construction. This was the best advice ever and if you’re like me, coming into the Fashion Industry with little knowledge of it and would like to pursue a fashion designing career, I would really advocate this route. Sewing courses can be really cheap or even free at your local college so unless you want to major as a seamstress, the most important knowledge worth paying for is how the industry works; releasing collections, understanding the customer, trend research, the fashion calendar and important people who make the industry tick just to mention a few.

If you are young or not in a hurry to run your business as I was, then go ahead and get a degree from a University; find one that is very respected worldwide and whose students have gone on to successful careers. In London, I can suggest London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College of arts; they are both renowned colleges worldwide. Do your research, competition will be high for entry places – good luck!

So there we go, a little introduction about me. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment, it would be nice to know your thoughts, did you find any of the information useful? Or maybe you have questions, let me know.

I will be back in a few days, until then I will leave you with this thought:

You only have one life, live it to its fullest. It sounds corny but it is true. Follow your passion and when you do, you’ll never have to work again because everyday will be like enjoying your hobby!

Catch you later!

Much love

T

xxx