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Goodbye To All That: Christopher Kane On His 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, Christopher Kane shares his thoughts.

Christopher Kane: BA Womenswear, MA Womenswear, 2006
“Going to school every day was fun despite the pressure and competiveness. That was the magic about Central Saint Martins—it was filled with such a diverse mix of people all competing against each other. It was pretty fierce. When I reached the MA, I was working with Professor Louise Wilson, which felt like the biggest achievement. She was, and still is, feared by every student for her forthright attitude to teaching. I was so prepared to be brought to tears in every class but instead, fortunately, that never happened. We became friends kind of straight away. But I did prank call tutors for fun.”

Photos: Marcio Madeira

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