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Animation Alumna Makes Oscar Shortlist

Daisy Jacobs making 'The Bigger Picture'

Daisy Jacobs making ‘The Bigger Picture’

Daisy Jacobs, who graduated from our MA Character Animation course in 2011, is in the running for an Oscar. Her film, The Bigger Picture, is one of ten to make the Oscar animation shortlist.

The Bigger Picture is a stop-motion short about two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. To create the animation, Daisy painted life-size characters that move around the walls of full-sized sets and interact with real objects.

Daisy has already received multiple awards for The Bigger Picture and her previous film Don Justino de Neve, which she made while studying at Central Saint Martins. She is the second graduate from our MA Character Animation course to make the Oscar shortlist, with Martin Clapp nominated in 2012 for his film The Magic Piano.

Birgitta Hosea, MA Character Animation Course Director, says: “Daisy has a very well-developed graphic style and she has produced a fantastic film with an original use of stop motion. Her Oscar nomination is very well deserved and we wish her all the best!”

'The Bigger Picture' by Daisy Jacobs 'The Bigger Picture' by Daisy Jacobs 'The Bigger Picture' by Daisy Jacobs

More information:
- MA Character Animation

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Bastille Perform Drive Track in Platform Theatre

Band Bastille recently performed their track from Radio One’s rescore of the Drive soundtrack at Platform Theatre.

Above you can see the video of their show.

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Six Alumni Selected for Fashion Trust Line-Up

Emilia Wickstead SS15, backstage (© Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council)

Emilia Wickstead SS15, backstage (© Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council)

Of the eight designers chosen for the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust initiative — which each year offers mentoring and financial awards for developing businesses — the vast majority studied at Central Saint Martins.

Our alumni Emilia Wickstead, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham, Osman, Todd Lynn, and Richard Nicoll have all been selected for the honour.

Emilia Wickstead SS15 (© Shaun James Cox, British Fashion Council) Mary Katrantzou SS15 (© Shaun James Cox, British Fashion Council) Michael van der Ham SS15, backstage (© Kensington Leverne, British Fashion Council) Osman SS15, backstage (© Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council) Richard Nicoll SS15 (© Christopher James, British Fashion Council) Richard Nicoll SS15 (© Christopher James, British Fashion Council)

The eight chosen brands will share grants amounting to £215,000. They will also receive mentoring support, covering topics such as copyright and IP law, trend forecasting, consumer insight and brand strategy.

Roksanda Ilincic, also a Central Saint Martins alumna, was previously selected by the trust. She said: “The support of the BFC Fashion Trust came at a crucial time for us. The platform they have created, with access to extremely influential people in the industry, is invaluable for growing British designers like myself.”

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BA Fashion
MA Fashion

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Fashion Graduate Brings Bengal Dream to London

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

This month, menswear designer Rahemur Rahman is showing his graduate collection ‘Bengal Dream’ in Tower Hamlets — the same London borough where a community arts project first fired up his desire to study fashion.

Old photographs of his parents provided inspiration for Rahemur’s work, which draws heavily upon his Bangladeshi heritage. Dazed Digital describes the collection as “gossamer suiting for fantasy Far East business trips”.

To create his designs, Rahemur experimented with traditional weaving, knitting and screen printing techniques. The final fabrics were then produced in the village of Mirpur in Bangladesh. Rahemur wanted to show that the country can be a sustainable and ethical manufacturer of fabrics, despite disasters like Rana Plaza.

The collection is accessorised with bags, sunglasses and shoes, all made by Rahemur. He used spray paints to colour traditional shoes and soft leather bags in vibrant gold, pink and peach hues.

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

Passing on his knowledge
Rahemur gained his love of fashion and textiles through a project run by A-Team Arts, a youth organisation Central Saint Martins works with to help widen participation. He went on to study BA Fashion at the College and has interned with Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Throughout his time at Central Saint Martins, Rahemur was a student ambassador for our Widening Participation team. He continues to share his experience with children and young people who might not otherwise consider coming to the College, and will be running school workshops as part of his exhibition.

He notes: “Without Widening Participation I wouldn’t be the designer I am today, graduating from BA Fashion Menswear at Central Saint Martins. If it wasn’t for the constant support from Central Saint Martins Widening Participation staff, I don’t think I would’ve even made it to my final collection.”

You can catch Rahemur’s exhibition at the Brady Arts Centre until 30 November 2014.

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

More information:
- BA Fashion
- Widening Participation

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Fashion Graduate Brings Bengal Dream to London

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

This month, menswear designer Rahemur Rahman is showing his graduate collection ‘Bengal Dream’ in Tower Hamlets — the same London borough where a community arts project first fired up his desire to study fashion.

Old photographs of his parents provided inspiration for Rahemur’s work, which draws heavily upon his Bangladeshi heritage. Dazed Digital describes the collection as “gossamer suiting for fantasy Far East business trips”.

To create his designs, Rahemur experimented with traditional weaving, knitting and screen printing techniques. The final fabrics were then produced in the village of Mirpur in Bangladesh. Rahemur wanted to show that the country can be a sustainable and ethical manufacturer of fabrics, despite disasters like Rana Plaza.

The collection is accessorised with bags, sunglasses and shoes, all made by Rahemur. He used spray paints to colour traditional shoes and soft leather bags in vibrant gold, pink and peach hues.

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

Passing on his knowledge
Rahemur gained his love of fashion and textiles through a project run by A-Team Arts, a youth organisation Central Saint Martins works with to help widen participation. He went on to study BA Fashion at the College and has interned with Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Throughout his time at Central Saint Martins, Rahemur was a student ambassador for our Widening Participation team. He continues to share his experience with children and young people who might not otherwise consider coming to the College, and will be running school workshops as part of his exhibition.

He notes: “Without Widening Participation I wouldn’t be the designer I am today, graduating from BA Fashion Menswear at Central Saint Martins. If it wasn’t for the constant support from Central Saint Martins Widening Participation staff, I don’t think I would’ve even made it to my final collection.”

You can catch Rahemur’s exhibition at the Brady Arts Centre until 30 November 2014.

Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com) Bengal Dream by Rahemur Rahman (photo © catwalking.com)

More information:
- BA Fashion
- Widening Participation

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