Weaving Issues at Central St Martins
The rather splendid newish home of Central St Martins College of Art and Design near Kings Cross was the venue for a celebration of textiles design that had been overseen by bespoke tailor Timothy Everest, who is seen here on the right along with Anne Smith, dean of the fashion and textile school at CSM. Both are old friends of mine.
Three CSM textiles students designed impressive examples of contemporary men’s wear cloth, which were woven by English mills Fox Brothers and Joseph Clissold (part of Holland & Sherry), and then made into garments by Timothy Everest.
Irina Khadzhysvili came up with this striking horizontally-striped cloth, which was woven in Yorkshire by Joseph Clissold. The jacket is part of a suit by Tim.
He designed this neat Harrington-style casual jacket using cloth woven in Somerset by Fox Brothers to a design by Jane Brooke.
Timothy Everest’s softly construction jacket uses cloth designed by Yangzi Wang and woven by Fox Brothers in Somerset.
I was delighted to see at the event my friend Josephine Collins, who I started work with on Drapers Record in 1980, would you believe? Jo has given up journalism for the academic life at the University of the Arts (aka London College of Fashion to some of us).
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