Creative Unions launched with speeches, performances and installations (including this beauty made from immigration visas by Daragh Anderson & Ollie Pearson, both BA Graphic Communication Design students). Do you agree that creativity flourishes with cross-border collaboration, openness and tolerance? Then speak your mind and make your mark with our Creative Unions toolkit – and read the story behind the visual identity.

Cara Mills, who graduated from BA Fine Art last year, talks about the art of destroying every idea you every had.

“Layout like a turtle, paint like a rabbit.” The wonderful Mike Meyer gave advice to the students as well as treating us to a demonstration of his sign-painting skills in The Street.

Meet the excellently monikered Kepler, a fashion label named after Earth’s ‘cousin planet’, set up by two recent graduates, namely Alexandra Hadjikyriacou of BA Textiles and Jaimee Mckenna of both BA Textiles and MA Fashion.

Dazed 100 made us blush with 11 CSM alums on this year’s list.

The Guardian looked back over 30 year of gay style with contributions from a few Fashion programme alums including Craig Green and Charles Jeffrey.

“I really do believe that social media gives us a unique opportunity where there are no rules to abide by. You don’t have to ‘do that’ or ‘do this’ because it’s what everyone else does. Do what you love, show the world what you’re good at and make money doing something you’re passionate about. Take Instagram seriously. Follow everyone and start the conversation.” Anna Potter, who gradated from BA Graphic Communication Design a few years back, talks to Creative Review.

And finally, a filmic treat that combines fashion, synchronised swimming and sharks, written and directed by CSM alum Danny Sangra: