Croydon School of Art

Catwalk Croydon: the London borough that became a global fashion brand

Posted on April 28th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. No Comments

Charting the rise of Croydon’s impact on the global catwalk

Last year, I launched a fashion label

A year ago today, I launched Croydon’s first fashion label – Croydon Vs The World.

My thinking was simple: Croydon is a borough that is on the up (after years of being wrongly maligned) and it was time for some kind of tangible product to reflect this and … Read More »

Has St George’s Walk become the epicentre of Croydon’s independent arts revival?

Posted on June 18th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 2 comments

Jonny Rose looks back on the year that St George’s Walk broke

As I write this, it is almost a year ago to the day that Andrew Dickinson could be found lamenting the state of St George’s Walk in these very pages:

“This should have been Park Place, a new retail and leisure hub [...] for people to enjoy a café culture lifestyle, and … Read More »

PUBLIC DEBATE: Which contributes more to society – art or technology? (Thursday 22nd January 7pm, Croydon College)

Posted on January 19th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 3 comments

#Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose invites you to a lively (and free!) debate this week

Art and Technology or Art versus Technology?

Undoubtedly, art and technology stand as two of the most potent drivers of civilisation since the beginning of human history.

Yet, are they really as distinct as we seem to assume? And if they are, what is the distinction? Do we have a … Read More »

Inspired by John Rocha: how an ambitious Croydon fashion student is aiming for the top

Posted on September 22nd, by Michelle Pierre-Carr in Culture. No Comments

Stylist and fashion-writer Michelle Pierre-Carr looks at some home-grown talent and the inspiration that launched it

The decision to start a new business is always a daunting prospect for many, but as the Croydon Citizen reported recently, it didn’t stop eighteen year old Jeanne Marie Fraser from taking the plunge and setting up her own t-shirt business from home. Working on concepts and ideas to … Read More »

Head of Croydon School of Art to undertake charity swim to Isle of Wight

Posted on July 7th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Sunday 20th July, Head of Croydon School of Art Tim Strange will be taking a dip for charity.

Head of Croydon School of Art Tim Strange will be donning his swimshorts for charity this month, as he takes on the challenge of swimming to the Isle of Wight!

Tim will be among the 60 swimmers who will set off on the 1½ mile swim from the mainland … Read More »

Croydon School of Art student sets up her own fashion label

Posted on July 1st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

A Croydon School of Art student has ended her BTEC Year 3 studies by setting up a new independent fashion label. Jeanne Marie Fraser’s label, named London Limitless, includes both menswear and womenswear and was showcased at Croydon College’s end of year fashion shows.

Release begins: A Croydon School of Art student has proved she is at the cutting edge of the latest fashion trends – by launching … Read More »

Keen as mustard: South Croydon’s heritage, part 3

Posted on March 7th, by Sean Creighton in History. 1 Comment

In part three of his series, Sean Creighton continues to delve into the history of South Croydon to see what should be showcased in the Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Croydon’s urban expansion southwards enabled people to travel into London for work, and to run their businesses. One such business was the Mazawattee Tea Company set up by John Boon Densham (1814–1886). He lived in various … Read More »