With the festive season inching closer each day, we join the holiday cheer by announcing the fifteen industry selected Central Saint Martins (CSM) recipients of the first Fashion Crossover London Advertorial Sponsorship - ELLE UK. The designer service platform holds close ties with the world-leading design and innovation institution, Founder Since Wang of Fashion Crossover London, an alumna herself has worked continuously on existing projects with CSM Programme Director Anne Marr since 2015.
Fashion Crossover London was founded on the principle of discovering the next talent who breaks the mould and give them a platform and the exposure they deserve, with the latter being more pressing than ever before. The class of 2020 has been faced with extreme challenges, forced to finish their collections in quarantine and were pushed to seek the extremes of their creativity with limited supplies. As such, the Fashion Crossover London Advertorial Sponsorship - ELLE UK was born, financially supporting the fifteen industry-endorsed talents from the BA Jewellery Design, BA Textile Design and MA Material Futures of the CSM class 2020.
After the initial screening by Fashion Crossover London, the decorated judges and Fashion Crossover London Designers Dame Vivienne Westwood Award Winner Aurélie Fontan and Swarovski Sustainability Award Winner Plaire Chaiphet offered the helping hand. Both no stranger to pushing the boundaries through textile and design innovations. Their expertise was matched by the notable celebrity stylists Manny Lago and Verity May Lane who have previously worked with Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa. The final fifteen were then confirmed with our Founder Since Wang and Programme Director Anne Marr.