Debating Diversity


Year 2 Fashion students engaging in debates questioning the lack of diversity in today’s media.


As part of their Year 2 Design Collaboration project ‘Constructs of Identity’,  Fashion and Interior Design students undertook a number of ‘Diversity Debates’.

Students were asked to develop a body of research exploring the lack of diversity within fashion design. Through these debating sessions students worked in their teams to debate contemporary issues relating to diversity, defending and supporting conflicting views on diversity in the fashion industry. Questions were raised on the emotional impact that Fashion media has on its consumers.

The project brief tasked students with building an awareness of an emotionally considerate response to design practice and design communication.