When CSM/GREY GOOSE invited alumni to take part in Les Visionnaires Scholarship Fund project they sent each a wooden presentation box that contained the GREY GOOSE vodka bottle (plain frosted glass excepting the familiar clear goose logo), a sheet of drawing paper and a small square sketchbook measuring roughly 14cm x 14cm). As part of the design […]

I was THRILLED to be asked to take part in an interview with 1 Granary, ‘a magazine by students of Central Saint Martins celebrating the best of CSM talent, past-and-present’, devoted to my latest book, INVITATION STRICTLY PERSONAL. I will be talking about the book later in the year at the Fashion Museum, Bath, the […]

Two years ago I was asked by my alma mater St Martin’s School of Art (now Central Saint Martins), to participate in a project to set up a scholarship fund to help future bright young things access an Art School education. Les Visionnaires Scholarship Fund was in association with with GREY GOOSE vodka (my favourite tipple), who […]

Earlier in the year I was thrilled to be asked by the RCA, where I am Visiting Professor of Womenswear, to interview fashion designer and former RCA student Erdem Moralioglu for the debut issue of ‘A’, the college’s alumni magazine. He is indeed a charming man…

It’s that time of year again – graduation shows and marking, warm champagne toasts and the cold reality of the real world looming (cue salty tears) – so seems appropriate to share this thoughtful article written by Greg French for i-D online concerning the ongoing role of technology in art school education. French is one of […]

“I am glad we studded it with VOTE and CND symbol, using our vote to bring peace is still the only way we will ever achieve it.” Katharine Hamnett remembers her customised Levi’s denim jacket that featured in the BLITZ Designer Denim Jacket Collection, 1986. To accompany her design Hamnett offered these words in reference to […]

An initial cover try from one of earlier books features the finale line-up from Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2003 fashion show. The photograph, which is one of my favourite fashion show images (taken from my front row seat using an Olympus Mju compact camera), eventually appeared on the back cover. Savage Beauty, V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 […]


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