Central Saint Martin’s MA catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Central Saint Martin’s graduates move at the forefront of prospective international design. Having produced and developed countless corporate fashion contributors (including, but not limited to, Christopher Kane, Jil Sander and Balmain), their seasonal show is a sure fire way to get creative, inspired and excited.
This February’s set of collections took a nod to futurism while igniting the merge of warriors, hunters and samurais alike. With strong use of militaristic greens and hunter pelts, the structured tailoring offered much femininity to a stark, warlike collection. Methodically built pieces with notes of animal skin elude to mammalians bearing protective clothing, hiding in plain sight.
Familiarity given an edge of artistry is flat on the cusp of Central Saint Martin’s greatness, maintaining historical reference throughout. A closer look shows exaggerated mutations of shapes, colours and textiles, adjusting our already acquired timelines of fashion landmarks.
We saw post-apocalyptic ninjas, classic skirt suits woven from what looked like cassette tape film and seemingly Spanish inquisition-inspired modern sportswear, constructed in billow sleeved navy, white and silver fabrics. Though wearability may not have been the complete intention, there are several notes of inspiration that can be taken straight from runway to high street, leading us on an artistic pilgrimage of innovation.
Photos: Krish Nagari