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,
Illustration: Leila Coulibaly University East London
Zines: Alice Firman Edinburgh College of Art
Photography and Styling: Ginevra 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
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
Journalism: Chloe Walker Nottingham Trent University
Film: Mica Willgrass Northbrook College
Photography and Styling: Ginevra 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
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
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.
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!
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 wetransfer.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org DIVERSITY NOW14 ENTRIES so we can check names and make sure no one is missing