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Yaku Stapleton and one of his models walks up the MA Fashion catwalk. He wears grey garments and wears a yellow over-body bag. The model next to him is wearing clothes made from materials that make it look like a puffer jacket. The garments she wears are bright red and purple. Both are smiling broadly.
Yaku Stapleton at the MA Fashion Show 2023

In 2001 L’Oréal Professionnel and Central Saint Martins forged an exciting partnership to nurture cutting edge talent. Aiming to recognise and promote the way hair and fashion are historically linked, the partnership provides a wealth of support through sponsorship of the College’s BA and MA Fashion shows, creation of prestigious awards and bursaries for fashion students and collaboration on creative projects.

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Aasia D'Vaz-Sterling
Partnerships Manager

This ongoing partnership merges the very latest in fashion talent with the creativity of young hairdressers – a unique and inspired collaboration.

— Monica Teodoro, General Manager, L’Oréal Professionnel

For over 20 years the partnership has been challenging up-and-coming fashion talent and creative hairstylists to develop stunning catwalk looks together. Each year our graduating fashion students collaborate with L’Oréal Professionnel’s young stylists to develop uniquely creative hairstyles to compliment students’ garment concepts.

L’Oréal Professionnel also recognises exceptional talent amongst our graduating students through the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative and Young Talent Awards. Each year three graduates are selected from both MA and BA Fashion to receive a cash prize in recognition for their outstanding final collections. Previous winners of the award have included Grace Wales-Bonner, Richard Malone, Fredrik Tjaerandsen, Goom Heo, Mary Katranzou and Richard Quinn.

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    Edward Mendoza walking down the catwalk at the MA Fashion Show 2022
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    Models backstage wearing garments by Jessan Macatangay
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    Model wearing garments designed by Edward Mendoza. Image: Miguel Martim
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    Backstage at the MA Fashion Show 2020. Image: Asia Werbel
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    Backstage at the MA Fashion Show 2020. Image: Asia Werbel
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    Backstage at the MA Fashion Show 2020. Image: Asia Werbel
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    Models backstage at the MA Fashion Show 2020. Image: Asia Werbel
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    Work by Pauline de Blonay, BA Fashion Show 2019. Image:
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    Work by Sarah McCormack, MA Fashion Show 2020. Image:
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    Work by Leeann Huang, MA Fashion Show 2020. Image:
Hairstyles and hair colour say as much about you as the clothes you wear, therefore it is not only tremendously exciting, but absolutely vital for L’Oréal Professionnel to forge a relationship with one of the most eminent fashion schools in the world.

— Monica Teodoro, General Manager, L’Oréal Professionnel

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MA Fashion Show 2020 (Photo: Asia Werbel)
People on catwalk
Fredrik Tjaerandsen, L'Oréal Professionel Young Talent Award with Monica Teodoro, General Manager, L’Oréal Professionnel