Special Projects


Special Projects



Director Georden West on Lady Bunny-Starring ‘Playland,’ an Homage to Boston’s Queer Scene

Variety, Jan 24, 2023

Having its world premiere at the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, Georden West’s directorial debut “Playland” is an interdisciplinary film about the titular establishment, Boston’s oldest gay bar. “I was volunteering at an MIT event, like an archive hackathon, and I learned about People Before Highways, which was a grassroots movement against urban renewal and the construction of a highway through the middle of Boston, and they were successful,” says West of how they first came across the bones for the film. “I think it is a story of what happens when government intervention is very successful in a fringe subculture in erasing it. So I became quite impassioned, and that’s what led me initially to the archive to dig at the history project.”

From Buffalo to Beyoncé, Designer Edwin Mohney is a Master of Subversion

i-D, April 24, 2019

London Fashion Week has always been characterised by a more experimental, subversive approach to design than its international counterparts. From Alexander McQueen’s landmark VOSS show 20 years ago, to the charming ragtag gangs of Art School, Charles Jeffrey and Rottingdean Bazaar today, there’s always a healthy dose of theatrics and a heap of irony for good measure.

Born in Buffalo and Trained in London, Edwin Mohney Sources the Fabric for His Radical Ball Gowns at Kmart

Vogue, February 16, 2019

Last night, students of London’s Central Saint Martins showed their graduate collection on the university runway, which has played host to some of the industry’s most creative minds. (The list of alumnae reads like a Who’s Who of British fashion: John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, to name a few.) Last year, American designer Edwin Mohney was among those who presented at CSM. His highly imaginative designs ended up being something of a viral sensation—made from shrunken rubber Donald Trump masks, the shoes in particular were a runaway hit. Though his blowup paddling-pool headpieces were easily a close second.

The Knights of Knightsbridge

SHOWstudio, July 25, 2018

Highly-structured armour-like creations are the subject of an 11 metres high and 120 meters wide photographic installation by Nick Knight on the façade of the Knightsbridge estate in Central London.

Entitled The Knights of Knightsbridge, the installation features 18 striking fashion images, depicting creations from fashion designers including, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, Iris van Herpen, Yohji Yamamoto, Moncler, Maison Margiela, alongside an important archival piece from Dior Couture by John Galliano.

Panel Discussion: Dior Men’s S/S 19

SHOWstudio, June 18, 2018

Mimma Viglezio is joined by Dino Bonacic, Finn Mactaggart, Edwin Mohney and Nathalie Khan to discuss the Dior Men’s S/S 19 show.

Inside the weird and wild world of CSM’s standout MA designer

DAZED, May 18, 2018

Edwin Mohney’s debut collection featured an inflatable swimming pool top, rubber chicken hats, and Trump mask stilettos

Year in, year out, the Central Saint Martins MA show is an open window into the revered fashion school and its creative comings and goings. Thanks to the school’s collection of amazing alumni – Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, and Riccardo Tisci among them – the expectations are undeniably high, but that doesn’t stop the students from consistently delivering year after year.

Factory of Dreams

Flash Art, April 16, 2018

Last year the Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society program withdrew from the Business of Fashion’s Global School Fashion Rankings. They sited conflicts of interest, namely its combative commodification of education, BoF’s dubious initiation of their own online courses, and the ranking’s lack of geopolitical and socioeconomic variables. And yet ranking is perfectly reasonable in a world where universities are increasingly public-relations businesses.

London’s Central Saint Martins, arguably the world’s top fashion university, consistently produces impressive MA showcases. This year, two graduate collections in particular sparked intense interest: Liam Johnson and Edwin Mohney. While it’s an easy, if not lazy, task to buttress the already elite-ranked institution, I was gripped by the two designer’s distinctive approaches in reimagining the application of dress through reduction and the found object. They were also, maybe for those reasons, the bookends of the graduate runway.

Condom dresses feature at London Fashion Week

Euronews, February 20, 2018

London Fashion Week, which wraps up today, is a bi-annual highlight in the fashion festival circuit.

It is the place where both established and up-and-coming designers will showcase their latest cutting-edge creations on the catwalk: designs that could influence this year’s high street fashions or simply prompt confused glances and stares.

And this year has been no exception.

London Fashion Week Features Condom Dresses and ‘Trumpettos’

The Independent, February 18, 2018

Fashion week is nothing if not eccentric. This season, it was Central Saint Martins MA fashion design graduate Edwin Mohney who got the style set talking with his lilo skirts, condom dresses and ‘Trumpettos‘ – rubber stilettos designed to look like the President of the United States.

Condom dresses and skirts made from lilos are coming down the catwalk at London Fashion Week

The Sun, February 17, 2018

The weird and wonderful are on display at this week’s fashionista festival, with designers taking things way too far.

FOR every Burberry and Mulberry at London Fashion Week, there’s a designer who takes wacky outfits to a whole new level.

Think models dressed as condoms and outfits made out of inflatable swimming pools.

Central Saint Martins Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vogue Runway, February 12, 2018

Central Saint Martins Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection, runway looks, beauty, models, and reviews.

Edwin Mohney on the Beauty of Designing in London

i-D, June 2, 2017

To the small town kids looking to find their place in the world, let designer and Central Saint Martins student Edwin Mohney remind you of the possibilities that await in London.