DONT WALK is one of the largest student-led enterprises in the UK. Set up by the students of St Andrews University, Scotland in 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks, it has since raised over £220,000 for charities that combat forms of structural inequality.
DONT WALK supports the work of young and emerging designers, asking them to take part in their annual Fashion Show alongside established designers who, in turn, raise the profile and awareness of the chosen charities. I was thrilled to be asked to take part and so went on tour with my collection to St Andrews! It was a fantastic experience, not just in showcasing all my hard work along designers like Vivienne Westwood and Amanda Wakeley, but also a great feeling to be able to do that for such an amazing cause. This event is never just about fashion. It is DONT WALK’s curated response to society and culture, its inequalities and diversities; and using the opportunity to not only highlight, but also help solve, some of the issues they raise.