When 3 colleges moved into one school at King’s Cross’ 1 Granary Square in 2011, a new era of Central Saint Martins started. We said our goodbyes to the old fashion studios in Soho’s Charing Cross Road, and were ready to leave our marks in the new college. We were ready to continue the Saint Martins legacy of legendary designers like Phoebe Philo, Galliano and McQueen, and creative energy was buzzing from all directions. But, they didn’t let us write on the walls anymore. A new space was needed; a new outlet to let this generation’s voice be heard. In 2012, a group of students from different pathways got together and started 1Granary.com, to offer a place for those voices to speak.
A year later, 1 Granary’s first printed magazine was released, which was aptly called The Birth Place. We spoke with some of fashion’s finest minds, and featured a handful of the college’s newest talent, but we wanted to continue the journey. That’s when we set out to host a series of talks, most notably with acclaimed fashion writer Colin McDowell, and fashion designer Olivier Theyskens, who shared their advices in front of a young audience at Central Saint Martins. In the fall of 2013, we collaborated with Holborn-based Display Gallery and made an exhibition called ‘I Where A Dress’, where the work of 18 artists and designers from Central Saint Martins was showcased. In the meantime, we realised how much we liked the taste of making magazines. So we were hungry for more. We made another one. Source