Nina Cutler is Co-Founders Choice runner up in I-D Online Diversity NOW! competition

Work by Nina Cutler

Work by Nina Cutler

Congratulations to Nina who wanted to challenge gender and race “box ticking” with her Diversity NOW! entry. “Society has a tendency to place people into rigid categories but as we progress further into the 21st century, perhaps this is an archaic way of thinking. Gender and race are the most common boxes that one must tick and yet identities are neither static nor fixed, in fact are in constant flux.” Cutler’s vision, “utilises the method where marginalised groups (such as young black males) use oversized clothing to exert control over spaces that are usually denied.”

All Walks’ Debra Bourne says, “We loved Nina’s ideology and approach. Taking references from Pre-Raphaelite depictions of femininity and juxtaposing them with influences from 90s male, hip hop fashion, her gender-conscious garments are beautifully crafted, resplendent in gold leather and full of sassy swagger.”

Fashion Programme tops list of The Guardian’s league table

Collection by Melissa Villevielle, Graduate Fashion Week 2015

Collection by Melissa Villevielle, Graduate Fashion Week 2015

Edinburgh College of Art has been named as the top placed institution in Scotland for the undergraduate study of design, art, music and architecture in the Guardian University League Table 2016. Within the undergraduate subject areas, we top the UK table for Fashion & Textiles and Film Production & Photography.

Compiled by Intelligent Metrix, the Guardian University League Table is based on eight statistical measures relating to both input (for example, expenditure by the university on its students) and output (e.g. a graduate’s probability of finding a graduate-level job). The measures are knitted together to provide an overall score, against which institutions are ranked, and the 2016 table was published by the Guardian newspaper in May 2015.

“Staff and students at Edinburgh College of Art are thrilled to find so many of our programmes in Architecture, Art, Design, History of Art and Music ranked highest in Scotland and within the top fifteen of all UK institutions. Special congratulations to Fashion, Textiles, Film and Photography for ranking overall first in their fields. It is a credit to our community and the quality of our work.”

Professor Chris Breward, ECA Principal.