“It might have been the muddiest but the seventh Latitude festival was also the best” begins the Guardian’s review of this year’s Latitude festival. This year the three day party in Suffolk saw our students and alumni fabricating fantasy installations in the Faraway Forest and reinventing the runway as models sporting UAL student fashions catwalked through the lake. Nestled in the Faraway Forest, Latitude explorers found Hunt and Darton Cafe, a live art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. After meeting at CSM five years ago, Hunt & Darton have been collaborating on performances informed by their fine art background. Hunt & Darton work with spoken word, movement, sound and installation to explore “what it means to be human”. They make work about common problems, embarrassment, human behavior, love, life and art, tending towards the deadpan and the absurd. Another dynamic duo of CSM alumni, Imogen Eveson and Samara Tompsett, brought their unique take on fashion to Latitude Festival.; the workshops, presentations and much more Imogen and Samara explore the Pagan to Occupy theme with a leftfield look at fashion tribes through the ages, seen through the crumbling boudoir of Marie Antoinette. Their bevvy of fashion creators and thinkers included Chelsea alumna, illustrator Nina Chakrabarti, inviting festival-goers to design a fashion fanzine with her. Hosted by cult fashion blogger Bip Ling and organised by UAL CLTAD Senior Educational Developer Ellen Sims, the watery catwalk featured designs by a crop of new names to note from Chelsea BA Textiles, and LCF and CSM BA Fashion Design.