Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Benedit Akemba 

BA [Hons] New Media Studies

Benedit Akemba recently completed a BA in New Media Studies, highlighting a keen interest in capturing the mundane elements of everyday life through YouTube videos, modeling and assisting shoots. Her writing delves into fashion's nuances, covering topics ranging from sustainability to Afro-centric identity and unity. During her third year, Benedit participated in the Erasmus+ program, studying communications with #GetConnected at RUAS in Rotterdam. This opportunity enhanced her interpersonal skills and introduced her to a global network of people. Through her work, Benedit hopes to continue connecting with diverse individuals in media and fashion.

A Seat at the Table: Black designers redefining fashion's landscape

This thesis examines the ways in which Black fashion designers mobilise fashion to decolonise the fashion industry and integrate the Black/African Diaspora through contemporary design.