August 29 2014

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Goodbye To All That: Alice Temperley On Her Memories of Central Saint Martins


This month, London’s Central Saint Martins school—one of the globe’s best fashion training grounds—leaves its long-held Charing Cross Road building and moves to a new complex on Kings Cross. reporter Katharine Zarrella spoke with some of the school’s most distinguished alumni about their memories of the Soho space, running throughout the week. Today, Alice Temperley shares her story.

Alice Temperley: BA Textile Design with a Focus in Print, 1997
“I was in the Southampton Row site where industrial design textiles were housed. In Charing Cross, the students looked different—much more fashion forward and fine art. I used to go there for the library and was always amazed at the characters. I remember meeting and talking to Alexander McQueen and having a private tutorial with Roland Mouret. We were in a little room and he told me to imagine I had no clothes on— and then asked me to imagine what I would like to put on.”

Pictured : Temperley as a CSM student.

Photos: Courtesy of Alice Temperley

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