NABA is glad to announce that the 5 best projects created by the students of the BA in Fashion Design within the workshop “Give Voice!” curated by Converse and The Good Neighborhood Collective, the platform and community of connections and collaborations between Italian second generation new talents, were selected by i-D, the magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and youth culture.
The workshop invited the students of NABA Fashion Design Area to reinterpret 30 iconic Converse models by subverting the silhouettes and infusing them with the themes addressed during the webinar: anti-racism, sustainability, fluidity and justice.
Moderated by the Editor at Large of i-D Italy Gloria Maria Cappelletti, and held by TGNC members with the support of Converse, the workshop aimed to use fashion design as a vehicle for communicating social messages that are urgent and crucial today.
Congratulations to the students whose projects were selected by i-D as the best proposals: Elize Nzusi and Benedetta De Nardis, with "Back To Psychedelic Future" inspired by the phantasmagoric era of Soul Train and Motown; to Elisabetta Caspani and Francesca Fusetti, who proposed “Black Excellence”, a project that celebrates diversity in its being a melting pot of excellence, growth, sharing and union of talents; to Jingjing Huang, Marine Caron, Yang Shen and Tzveta Torlova with “Love Yourself” dealing with the theme of self-love; to Isley Dunlop, Giulia Innocenti and Gaia Orrù that were selected with “PUNK” inspired by the American hardcore punk group Bad Brains; and finally to Seyla Grassi and Martina Alvi who proposed "WHERE IS THE LOVE?" a reenactment of the iconic Black Eyed Peas song, a real hymn to love, freedom and acceptance.
Discover more on i-D website.
Cover: from the project “WHERE IS THE LOVE?” by students Seyla Grassi and Martina Alvi