Historically, there is one course from a London academy, that is truly respected, and internationally recognised, for discovering some of the best professional talents in the fashion industry. Yes, it is the MA Fashion course from Central Saint Martins. For years, this course has demonstrated an unfailing ability, to unearth world class designers such as Alexander McQueen, Stella Mccartney, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Molly Goddard, and to transform their raw talent into trend changing prowess. As a result, the reputation of the course does not only echo around Europe, but is extended across every corner of the world.
Here at Fashion Crossover London, this is the first time our team has attended one of Matty Bovan's shows; and what a first show to attend! Not only was the beautiful Adwoa Aboah there at the opening of the show, but there were also various high profile models, such as Winnie Harlow, wearing his extravagant and wonderful pieces.
The star alumni of Central Saint Martins is a Senior Contributing Fashion Editor of LOVE Magazine, and has previously worked with major names such as Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.
Standing in front of The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane; right across the street from the Royal Courts of Justice, we were at first slightly perplexed by the chosen location, as we entered the venue for the Roberta Einer AW18 presentation. One could not help but question: Why was a fashion event being held at a venue that had so little to do with its creative industry? We soon discovered the answer, as we witnessed the content of the presentation.
The hired models were not only there to exhibit Einer's luxury pieces, but also to demonstrate a point.
THE QUEEN'S SURPRISE VISIT AND THE UNEXPLORED MARKET IN CHINA 5th March 2018
Something extraordinary has occurred in this year's London Fashion Week: Queen Elizabeth has paid a visit to the venue at 180 Strand, and awarded Central Saint Martins' 2016 MA Fashion graduate Richard Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at Quinn's own Catwalk show.
While it is most encouraging to see Her Majesty on site visiting displays and meeting designers at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion festivities, one can not help but wonder, is there a deeper underlying implication in the Queen's visit?