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Panel Discussions: Central Saint Martins Fashion Communication

published on 22 April 2020

Alexander Fury, Gareth Wrighton and Kacion Mayers chaired a series of discussions with graduating students from the Central Saint Martins Fashion Communication pathways.

Each talk provides an in-depth view on different creative approaches, manifesting broadly around the themes of 'Alternative Realities' (Alexander Fury), 'Craft vs. Digital' (Gareth Wrighton), 'Identity and Diaspora' and 'Masculinities' (Kacion Mayers).

Alexander Fury, Gareth Wrighton and Kacion Mayers chaired a series of discussions with graduating students from the Central Saint Martins Fashion Communication pathways.

Alternative Realities

Alexander Fury, fashion features director of AnOther magazine, and menswear critic of the Financial Times, chairs a discussion with students Matthew Gillespie, Freya Martin, Mary McCartan, Febelicia Nisura and Shinnie Park on themes of escapism and otherness in their work. The group explore how culture can manifest in response to sociopolitical themes, and consider how to balance escape from and engagement with reality.

Craft vs. Digital

Iconoclast designer Gareth Wrighton chairs a discussion with students Alissa Aulbekova, Harry Bradbury, Hannah Connolly, Christina Donoghue, Pie Sutithon and Deborah Wangsaputri, about how analogue and digital ways of making compare and contrast, and how they can complement one another. The panellists discuss adding romance to digital offerings, and consider the importance of time and duration to both their finished products and the process of creation.

Identity and Diaspora

Kacion Mayers, fashion journalist and the editor and creative director of DICKPRINT, chairs a discussion with students Joseph Bates, Elisabeth Heinisch, Isobel van Dyke, Mona Bakht and Lucy Fowler on how identity and diaspora informed their work. The panellists discuss how their multi-faceted approaches, from DIY styling to film and archival research, helped them to explore their own identities, both physically and imaginatively.

Identities

Kacion Mayers, fashion journalist and the editor and creative director of DICKPRINT, chairs a discussion with students Jasper Greig, Alisha Shepherd, Trey Gaskin, George Pistachio and Julian DuFour about how their graduate projects interpreted expressing one’s identity. While Greig and Shepherd approached masculine expression through a historical lens, DuFour and Gaskin took inspiration from, and made reference, to contemporary media and identity building, and Pistachio’s work blended past and present for a humorous sideways look at camp.

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