In anticipation of MINIONS being released in cinemas on 26th June, the foundation students at Central Saint Martins are helping make Spring/Summer 2015 the “Season of Minions.”
The Minions Collective saw 130 foundation level fashion students being briefed to create a garment or fashion accessory inspired by the Minions. The top 10 designers were chosen to showcase their work at an immersive fashion event for a select audience, and we have footage and images from the show available.
The final 10 hail from all parts of the world, including Brazil, France, Greece, Hong Kong/China, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Norway and the UK.
It’d be great if you’d like to support on social media as well, please could you ensure you tag all posts with #minionscollective and reference the official Central St Martins Twitter account – @CSM_news
LUMA GUARÇONI – AGE 19
Without a master, the Minions have no purpose. Their nature is to react to the actions of those around them. This idea led Luma to design fluid garments that responded spectacularly to the movements of the dancer wearing them.
DIMITRA SKALIDAKI – AGE 25
CHANIA, CRETE, GREECE
Minions are drawn to high-tech villains but they make their world playful and exciting. This inspired Dimitra to research innovative textures and technical materials and to incorporate vivid colours and an oversized scale to her garment.
JAMIE CHALLINOR – AGE 18
Jamie used tufted and woven synthetic hair in his garment to capture the Minions’ wild and fun essence. The buckles symbolically restrain their extrovert nature and the quilted body armour represents their ability to “bounce back.”
GEORGE CHAFFEY – AGE 20
The Minions’ love for bananas inspired George to create this playful print. The combination of a tailored suit paired with the acrylic banana T-shirt plays on the Minions mischievous and unexpected nature.
JOHNNY EVANS – AGE 19
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK
Johnny has captured the youthful, playful personalities of Minions through his use of vibrant colour and unusual textures. The pompoms suggest their childlike dependency and the boggle eyes reference their iconic goggles.
FREDRIK TJAERANDSEN – AGE 19
The Minions are ubiquitous, their images present in everyday objects. Fredrik has extracted their many manifestations and curated them into this eclectic garment, considering movement and playful materials to capture their essence.
LUCILE GUILMARD – AGE 18
Minions are daring, persistent, musical and industrious. Lucile has channelled these personality traits to arrive at the theme of breakdance for her project, applying it as a means of expressing energy and dynamism.
CHRIS KWONG – AGE 19
HONG KONG, CHINA
Minions are loyal and good-humoured, so Chris imagined that their origins might lie in a kind of utopia. He balanced his alien-like silhouette with a childlike palette and soft sponges to make viewers feel comfortable and safe.
HARUNA YAMATO – AGE 30
Minions love a disguise, so Haruna explored the idea of dressing up as their favourite fruit. Her garment signifies their emotional nature by showing the inside and outside of the banana.
ETHAN KEEM – AGE 22
Ethan’s geometric shapes take visual cues from the Minions. The layered trouser silhouette peels away like their beloved bananas. The elaborate trimming is in homage to the Queen Elizabeth II character in the movie.