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Central Saint Martins at London Fashion Week

The Central Saint Martins MA class of 2008 presented their graduate collections on 15 February at London Fashion Week. CSM alumnis, industry professionals and buyers were gathered in the audience to scoop out fresh ideas and the next big name in fashion. The MA show included mostly wearable clothes in a subdued color palette (beige, iris-blue, black and white), a serious twist from previous years.

David Steinhorst is the next big fashion hope as he was granted with the Harrods Design Award. His collection was about draping, folding and metallic accents.

Central Saint Martins - David Steinhorst - fall 2008

David Steinhorst

Karstadt New Generation Award at Berlin Fashion Week

One of the main events held at Berlin Fashion Week was the conferring of Karstadt New Generation Award. Four young Berlin based labels: Pulver, Mongrels In Common, Miroike and QED presented their collections to a large audience together with established designers.

The Karstadt New Generation Award went to QED, a menswear label established in 2006, which will have the opportunity to design an exclusive collection for the notorious retailer. I will focus, though, on the other nominees who brought out fresh, modern women's wear designs.

Mongrels in Common was founded in May 2006 by two Esmod Berlin graduates: Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess. Designing both menswear and women's wear, they put a strong emphasize on high-quality fabrics and manufacturing. They work mainly with premium wool and two-fold cotton, finest silk, nappa leather and denim, the result being an exclusive, elegant look which is very hip as well.

Mongrels In Common Fall 2008

Fashion awards support young fashion designers

Dutch fashion designers Niels Klavers and Astrid van Engelen won, on November 1st, the Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Award 2007 with their label Klavers van Engelen. They received a financial reward of 25.000 euro meant to smooth their progress in the international fashion industry.

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