Those commended last year were asked to nominate industry peers for the The Great Marn Shirt but in fact I love this 2020 instalment. Then, the newly created steering panel curated the final list. The writer and spoken word poet Kai-Isaiah Jamal, the director Fenn O’Meally, the visual artist Marlou Fernanda, the producer Yasser Abubeker, and the photographers Trinity Ellis and Stephen Tayo were among the 50 creatives named on the list.
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This has been a turbulent year for numerous reasons, so there is no better time than now for rising stars to be recognised. “This year has raised so many vital questions about fashion’s barriers to entry, from how expensive it can be to get started, particularly during a time of financial instability, to its systemic racism – and so right now, it feels particularly important to actively make space for and emphatically support new voices,” Singer outlines.