THE ZINE AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO SECOND YEAR FASHION STUDENT Alice Firman. THE AWARD WAS PRESENTED AT THIS YEARS GRADUATE FASHION WEEK BY ALL WALKS BEYOND THE CATWALK, AND IN ASSOCIATION WITH I-D MAGAZINE.
Alice was also nominated in the Clothing Design category, joining her fellow Edinburgh College of Art students, Rhys McKenna and Isabella McLeod, who were nominated in this category as well.
The work Alice submitted focuses on the topics of Gender Blindness and Gender Identity. She says of the work, “I feel that the fashion world still uses androgyny’s concept as a trend instead of it being a consistent idea. Androgynous and transgender models are still seen as “freak shows”. I would like to see a fashion world where gender issues are neutralized. To me, we are all humans, without distinctions”.