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.”