​5 designers that are making a difference

To celebrate the latest issue of i-D, we take a look at five designers who are paving the way for a better tomorrow.

by Tish Weinstock
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24 March 2015, 9:31am

Fight for a cause, not for applause and stand up for accomplishments rather than compliments. To celebrate the latest issue of i-D, we take a look at five designers who are paving the way for a better tomorrow. Who said that superheroes only wear cloaks?

Vivienne Westwood
The best fracking designer that ever did live, it's punk royalty Queen Viv. From her march for global climate change to her call for Scottish independence, Vivienne Westwood is saving the world- one unisex collection at a time.

Christopher Raeburn
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's sustainable superhero Christopher Raeburn. A pioneer of the 're-made' ethos, Christopher is celebrated for his re-appropriations of military fabric, in particular, his iconic outwear created from de-commissioned parachutes. If there was ever someone to stand up and make a difference: Chris is your man.

Meadham Kirchhoff
Swapping show notes for statements of intent, Benjamin Kirchhoff and Edward Meadham's last outing was a manifesto for change. Avengers of the marginalised and pioneers of the real, they stand for creative freedom, gay rights, and diversity within fashion.

Karl Lagerfeld
The King of feminist call to arms, Kaiser Karl sent a hoard of shrieking models down his spring/summer 15 runway, armed with bold placards and big speakers as they rallied for women's rights. Who said feminism wasn't fashionable?

Rick Owens
From the gang of stomping step dancers that took to the catwalk in spring/summer 14 to his street cast models of all different shapes, sizes and colour, Rick Owens stands for all that should change within fashion. A true pioneer of diversity, if there were anything you can do to save the world, it would be taking a leaf out of Rick's book.

Credits


Text Tish Weinstock
Photography Piczo

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