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All Walks announces the finalists 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 down to a handful.
Why is diversity important and what does it mean to you? These cool creatives from colleges nationwide, have had their say. Congratulations to everyone listed below. We’ll see you at Graduate Fashion Week Tuesday 6.15pm for 6.30pm June 2nd for our presentation ceremony with awards presented by Style Bubble’s, Susie Lau.
And the finalists are…
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 University of Southampton (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 Sussex
Isabel Nascimento Nottingham Trent University
Molly Mildren Plymouth College of Art
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 Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion
Gabrielle Davies Liverpool John Moores University
Nicole Helm Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion
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
Marilina Tsitsa Kingston University London
Mica Willgrass Northbrook College
Lynnly Benson London College of Fashion
Rebecca Roberts Liverpool John Moores University
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