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The White Show

Models wearing white garments standing along catwalk
Models wearing white garments standing along catwalk
The White Show at the British Fashion Council Fashion Awards, 2019 (Photo: John Phillips/BFC/Getty Images)
Written by
Teleri Lloyd-Jones
Published date
03 December 2019

The annual White Show went beyond the College walls for the first time last night, premiering at the British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards.

The White Show is an annual project in which first year BA Fashion Design students, from across all pathways, each create one look out of white fabric. The show is then devised and produced by BA Fashion Communication: Fashion Communication and Promotion students with the event taking place in the last week of the first term, just before the Christmas break. In a change to the tradition, this year saw the show become part of the prestigious BFC Fashion Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The models walked as Little Simz performed accompanied by the London Contemporary Orchestra. Speaking to Vogue, Simz said: "to have emerging talent from Central Saint Martins be a part of [the performance] in such an amazing setting was incredible."

After the show, BA Fashion Course Leader Sarah Gresty paid tribute to her students:

"To all BA Fashion First Years, what we saw on Monday at the Royal Albert Hall was a testament and a credit to the hard work of your first term at Central Saint Martins. We congratulate you on your efforts, care, consideration, extra hours work, editing, recruiting your FABULOUS models, amending and understanding to make this happen. We were extremely proud to showcase your work on the world’s fashion stage. It was an immense spectacle to open the fashion awards.  A massive well done."


Congratulations also to our alumni:

Designer of the Year
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta (BA Fashion and MA Fashion)

British Designer of the Year Menswear
Kim Jones (MA Fashion) for Dior Men

British Designer of the Year Womenswear
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta (BA Fashion and MA Fashion)

British Emerging Talent Womenswear
Rejina Pyo (Grad Dip Fashion and MA Fashion)

Accessories Designer of the Year
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta (BA Fashion and MA Fashion)

Designers’ Designer Award
Christopher Kane (BA Fashion and MA Fashion)⠀

Trailblazer Award
Sarah Burton (BA Fashion) for Alexander McQueen (BA Fashion)

Brand of the Year
Bottega Veneta (Daniel Lee BA Fashion and MA Fashion)

More information on this year's White Show.

More Information:

Sunkung Kim
Sunkung Kim, BA Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear
Harry Turner
Harry Turner, BA Fashion: Fashion Design Menswear
Yuting Zhu
Yuting Zhu, BA Fashion: Fashion Print