Winner 2021 / Fashion Sneakers / FASHION SNEAKERS

Inspire Change Initiative

  • University
    University Of The Arts London
  • Lead Designer
    Gloria-rose Mackaya
  • Prize
    Winner in FASHION SNEAKERS, Winner in GFA x SBW UP-AND-COMING FEMALE SNEAKER DESIGNER
  • Expertise
    Student
  • Design Team
    Gloria-rose Mackaya, Clints Mathias

The Inspire Change Initiative was a design competition for young BAME designers in the wake of the BLM protest of 2020. The shoe was originally named "Cozy Day" but later changed to "The Gloria-Rose" after the winner Gloria-Rose Mackaya, 17 at the time of the contest. The shoe is a chunky yet light and comfortable sneaker with vibrant and sunny colors appealing to all genders. The shoe keeps the sole of the original Clint TRL sneaker which is very sporty and outdoor but twists it into a more relaxed and casual pair.

Bio
I am an 20 years old footwear designer from France. My passion for footwear started when I was in high school, it started with customizing shoes for fun until I felt the need to create something from scratch. I did my research and fell in love with it. I self-taught myself how to sketch, render, pattern making, sew, etc... and eventually applied for the footwear design course at the London College of Fashion. On the 18th of July 2021, I released my first pair of sneakers with Clints Inc as part of the Inspire Change Initiative contest. Hopefully, it will be the first of many

Other prizes
Inspire Change Initiative 2020 2021 GFA x SBW up-and-coming female footwear designer

Photo Credit: Gloria-rose Mackaya