1. Drew Henry
Drew Henry’s MA collection was easily the most wearable and commercial of the show. Drawing on his internship experience at Céline and his South African heritage, he juxtaposed simplified military and workwear-inspired coats, dresses and separates, rendered in army green and navy wool, with deer hides, worn sewn together as skirts, attached to coats or made into gloves, heeled boots or uber-chic mules. The tailoring and materials were excellent (impressively, it was all done in CSM’s own studios, he says) and the collection was both luxurious and stylistically distinct. We can’t help hoping that Henry will start his own label, though he says he’s not sure he’s ready for that yet.