All Walks announces the winners for Diversity NOW! 2014 in association with i-D Magazine.

From a wide variety of sassy, sorted and sumptuous ideas, images and imaginative entries to our national student competition Diversity NOW! 2014, we have whittled our choices from across 30 colleges and universities nationwide, down to a handful. This is Diversity NOW!

The amazing selection of work below shows not just the breadth of talent from the class of 2014, but something more profound… that the next generation of creatives really do care about body image and diversity. They join us in prioritising individuality and inclusivity to make fashion a positive force for good,


Category Winners

Illustration: Leila Coulibaly University East London

Zines: Alice Firman Edinburgh College of Art

Photography and StylingGinevra Menon and Eliška Kyselková  Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion and London College of fashion

Design: Arianna Luparia London College of Fashion

Film: Marilina Tsitsa Kingston University London

Journalism: Pierre M. Pele Central Saint Martins


Highly Commended

Illustration: Karla Stevens Leeds College of Art

Zines: Isabel Nascimento Nottingham Trent University

 Zines: Izara Morgan Northbrook College

Photography and Styling: Krasimira Ivanova-Stoyneva  University of East London

Design: Lizzie Atkins The Arts University Bournemouth

Journalism: Max Tuson Central Saint Martins

JournalismChloe Walker Nottingham Trent University

Film: Mica Willgrass Northbrook College

Co-Founders choice

Photography and StylingGinevra Menon and Eliška Kyselková  Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion and London College of Fashion

Congratulations to everyone listed below and to the Highly Commended and Winning students who were announced at Graduate Fashion Week Monday June 2nd with awards presented by Style Bubble’s, Susie Lau.


Huge thanks to Arts Thread for competition management – an Arts Thread portfolio brings the global creative industry to your door with a vast data base of creative clients worldwide, looking for new graduates, interns and freelancers. Register NOW.



Sophie Pittom Liverpool John Moores University

Suzana Salihu Bradford College

Leila Coulibaly University East London

Fern-Rebekah Bywater Liverpool John Moores University

Akinbolaji Osunsina Leeds College of Art

Charlotte Colin London College of Fashion

Hana Mohammed New College Nottingham

Karla Stevens Leeds College of Art

Laura Wilson Cardiff School of Art & Garment Design

Hae Sang An Winchester School of Art

Dmitry Gotsfrid London College of Fashion

Holly Barnes New College Nottingham


Alice Firman Edinburgh College of Art

Chloe Taylor University of East London

Helena Lester-Card Northbrook College

Isabel Nascimento Nottingham Trent University

Molly Mildren Plymouth College of Art

 Izara Morgan Northbrook College


Photography and Styling

Christina Davydova Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion

Aina Franklinos Liverpool John Moores University

Cara Hayward Southampton Solent University

Jessica Bevan University of West England

Orsolya Luca London College of Fashion

Jakub David College The University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Aaron Davison University of Creative Arts Epsom

Polina Kuprina London College of Fashion

Valerie Masalevich London College of Fashion

Joshua Cooper London College of Fashion


Ginevra Menon and Eliška Kyselková  Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion and London College of Fashion

Gabrielle Davies Liverpool John Moores University

Nicole Helm Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion

Krasimira Ivanova-Stoyneva  University of East London

Keishin Hoshiko University of East London

Clothing Design

Charlotte Wood The Arts University Bournemouth

Charlotte Knowles London College of Fashion


Rhys McKenna Edinburgh College of Art

Arianna Luparia London College of Fashion

Victoria Smith London College of Fashion

Sing Yu Chan London College of Fashion

Alice Firman Edinburgh College of Art

Peach Grove Carmarthen Wales

Isabella Mcleod Edinburgh College of Art

Helen Ash University for the Creative Arts Epsom

Lizzie Atkins The Arts University Bournemouth

Lavinia Cadar University for the Creative Arts Epsom

Tianyi Li University of East London



Marilina Tsitsa Kingston University London

Mica Willgrass Northbrook College

Lynnly Benson London College of Fashion

Rebecca Roberts Sam Nelson Jasmin Chong Sophie Corkhill Liverpool John Moores University



Chloe Walker Nottingham Trent University

Alexandria Bailey Central Saint Martins

Amy Monteith Northumbria University


Courtney Leigh Norman Nottingham Trent University.

Max Tuson Central Saint Martins

Pierre M. Pele Central Saint Martins


With thanks to all our students for their exciting ideas…watch this space for news of our winners and co-founders choice


Winners and highly commended creatives Diversity NOW! 2013 photographed Annabel Staff


Feedback for Diversity NOW!

Diversity NOW! is creatively and commercially vital – and a unique opportunity for design students. Constructing an identity is one of the responsibilities of design while also being a creative catalyst that encourages student innovation.
Diversity NOW! brings the customer into the designers’ focus, either through the personification of design or catering to individual desire at the same time as addressing real, practical needs. My students enthusiasm for this project is reflected in their brilliant work and I’m proud that we at London College of Fashion have this platform to express our passion for identity. 
Homogeneity is almost a by-word for our modern times, but the door to the new is wide open. I encourage everyone who can to take part in this wonderful competition and embark on what will undoubtedly be an enlightening process.

Rob Phillips, Creative Director, London College of Fashion


We are going to embed Diversity NOW! every year as it really opened our eyes in relation to how little the students of this generation had thought about diversity and body image before.  They tend to focus on the size zero debate at school rather than self-acceptance and diversity as a whole.  

We also find there’s a lack of critical thinking generally nowadays so this project has really helped address that and I think it’s been useful for the students who lack confidence. One of them commented that she thought it was only her that felt a certain way but after discussing some of these topic areas, she realised that everyone feels the same which in turn made her feel happier about herself.  Bob Hurling, the behavioural psychologist, really opened their eyes to self-acceptance – a lot of them commented that doing this All Walks cluster of projects was like having therapy!

Sarah Lewington, Principal Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion, Nottingham Trent University


After you came in to our university to talk to us about diversity in fashion and what you do at All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, it has become a great influence on all the work I have produced since. 

Ella Sweeney Student Central St Martins


The time is now for creativity, intellect and action!

All Walks Beyond the Catwalk -Investing in education. Producing visionaries. Spearheading a paradigm shift in fashion.

This year we are running Diversity NOW! again, in association with i-D Magazine and Arts Thread.

See below for timeline and entry details.

Last year’s project yielded some amazing results with young creatives offering opinionated responses that were ethically and morally advanced. With an awards ceremony hosted by TV’s Grace Woodward in The Space at Graduate Fashion Week and a commendation from Jo Swinson Gov Minister of Equalities who attended our Tutor’s Forum the day before, we are delighted to work with enlightened educationalists to activate change.

This year’s poster features London College of Fashion winner Brogan Toyn’s design response to challenge current hyper-violent portrayals of black masculinity and existing homophobic narratives.

Stop Press:

Over the course of the competition, we asked hundreds of students the following question…Would seeing a more diverse range of bodies in your media improve your self-esteem?

92% said yes!

Fashion Creatives have the Power to…

Challenge fashion industry dependance on limited body and beauty ideals, where diverse representations of race, age, size and physical ability are narrow to non-existent and are frequently replaced by increasing hyper-sexualisation.

Design a world that empowers you and the next generation of fashion lovers.

Deliver your vision of Diversity NOW!


Next Steps…

Download your 2014 introduction letter DN Project Introduction

Download 2014 brief and guidelines DN Academic Brief 2014

See what tutors say about nationwide lectures here

See what students say here

See how many top colleges are on board here

Request a Lecture here. All Walks Lecture Request Form 2014

See last year’s Diversity NOW! selected entries to get you and your students started here.

Download All Walks News ALL WALKS NEWS pdf copy.

Co founders: Caryn, Debra and Erin say….

Tutors and students reported amazing benefits ranging from students gaining empathy with the women they will design for and new knowledge of what consumers feel when they engage with fashion and fashion imagery, to tutors themselves feeling the project helped them understand what students were thinking, giving them a valuable language to engage in a different way.

Thank you to Senior Lecturer Sarah Lewington from Nottingham-Trent who has kindly written up her college’s brief as an example of the way she approached Diversity NOW! for maximum gain which is included in the brief you will download.


Curriculum Project Timeline 2013-2014

  • Sept- March – Lecturing Diversity NOW!14. You can request an All Walks lecture to help launch the competition in your college or Uni.
  • April - Tutors from each course will select top 5 responses to our brief.*
  • April 21st – Final deadline for Colleges to submit top 5 entries for All Walks 2014 campaign to Arts Thread, but uploading on to the ARTS THREAD SITE Details are in the Academic Brief, which you can download above. Due to Easter we will be extending the deadline to 23rd April.
  • May 5th – Students are notified by email and mobile phone if they have been chosen to go forward and hi res versions of the finalists’ entries must be submitted via
  • June 2014 – Diversity NOW! Work showcased within i-D Magazine Online and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk website and potentially at Graduate Fashion Week.
  • * If there is recognition of excellent work then extra submissions are at the tutor’s discretion. Could all tutors list students who have uploaded their work in an email to DIVERSITY NOW14 ENTRIES so we can check names and make sure no one is missing