Footaction and PENSOLE Academy are pleased to announce the finalists in the Footaction No 1 Way Design Program. These 5 outstanding students successfully completed a three- week intensive online course taught by Angela Medlin, Founder of FAAS at PENSOLE. 

Brianna Thomas – Dillard University 

Chakierrah Stinson – Tuskegee University 

LeNora Gray Clark – Atlanta University 

Nachae Davis Clark – Atlanta University 

Sharonda Richardson – Clark Atlanta University 

In less than a month, our finalists will venture to Portland, Oregon to attend a three-week Master Class at PENSOLE Academy. PENSOLE founder D’Wayne Edwards and his accomplished roster of academy instructors will lead the competition, providing mentorship and guidance to the students throughout the process that will support these rising stars and help bring their creative ideas to life as market-ready, apparel-focused capsule collections. 

The Master Class will showcase its designs during New York Fashion Week in February, with cash prizes going to the top three finalists. A final winner will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges of apparel industry influencers & international fashion design attendees. The winning No 1 Way collection will be produced and sold in Footaction stores nationwide.

Footaction’s No 1 Way platform celebrates individuality and champions the different roads to success, while creating an open stage for creators across music, art and design to share their stories.