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Student Stories: Nick Palmer, Making Latex Clothes

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  • Written byHamish Chohan
  • Published date 04 March 2019
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We recently ran a brand new weekend course, Introduction to Making Latex Clothes Weekend taught by the wonderful Nick Jones who runs his own label, Tainted Love. After the course, we caught up with MA Fashion graduate, Nick Palmer, to find out about his experience.

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What is your name and where are you from?

Nick Palmer. I have been living in London since 2016 when I moved here from New York to attend the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins, which I graduated from last spring.

What is your occupation?

I am a menswear designer.

What short course did you attend and why did you choose it?

I picked Introduction to Making Latex Clothes Weekend; I thought it would be fun and something new to try that I could use in my own work.

A photograph of latex clothing in the making

A photograph of latex clothing in the making

A photograph of student latex clothing with black and white pattern.

What did you enjoy most about your course?

Learning new skills in a single weekend is pretty great!

Has this course benefited your career or personal development?

We shall see; but I am incredibly happy with the way my final garment, made over the two days, turned out.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at CSM?

Do it. What do you have to lose?

Image of pattern cutting in design process

Images of materials and tools used for designing latex clothing

Image of student cutting latex material

Image of red latex material being cut to the pattern

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist, in any discipline?

An open mind and to have an interest in everything.

What 3 words best describe your short course experience upon Making Latex Clothes Weekend?

Short. Sexy. Slick.

Let me know when you do a 5 day course.

Are you interested in finding out more about our range of fashion design courses look no further.