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Dr. Martens partners with Central Saint Martins to support emerging MA Fashion students

Tom Bottomley
26 July 2022

Dr. Martens has partnered with five Central Saint Martins (CSM) MA Fashion students to create bespoke designs as part of the brand’s ‘All Access Summer’ campaign, each to fit with the students’ own fashion designs.

The CSM students, Francesca Lake, Xuesong Yang, Jad Jreissati, Lauren Patchett and Jude Hinojosa, were selected by Dr. Martens and CSM’s MA Fashion Course Director, Fabio Piras, to take part in the project and receive a financial bursary from Dr. Martens to support their visions as well as a donation to the course itself.

Each student faced the challenge of interpreting the theme of ‘All Access Summer’ to “create an outfit which embodies Dr. Martens’ rebellious spirit”.

The students ideated, sketched, designed and produced their unique creations, captured by fashion education platform 1 Granary in a shoot to bring their visions to life.

Darren McKoy, Creative Director at Dr. Martens, said: “Creativity and community are core values of Dr. Martens, which is why there is such a natural synergy between the brand and the incredibly talented students of Central Saint Martins.

“We are so proud to partner with this powerhouse of originality and imagination shining a light on designers who have travelled from around the world to hone their craft in London, the home to so many internationally-known designers.

“It has been a pleasure to see the inventive and resourceful designs of the students and how they have interpreted the Dr. Martens ‘All Access Summer’. I can see each reaching new heights in their careers. Francesca, Xuesong, Jad, Lauren and Jude, watch this space.”

The new range of sandals and summer shoes created by the students will be “syndicated globally” by Dr. Martens, providing visibility and a platform for the five emerging creatives.

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