Editors Maria Fetsani and Monica Pluas work with fashion reporter Rita Zuñiga to create Rising East's first fashion ezine, which for this launch issue features interviews with two young designers and an exploration into the place of gender fluidity and sustainability within contemporary fashion.

In the first issue of PressPlay up-and-coming artists Wolfunn and Cloude discuss lockdown collaboration. We also have an in-depth interview with music producer Enda Fallon about Spotify success and more. And as we emerge from lockdown, Nilupha Thapa shares her picks for twelve emerging artists set to help bring the capital back to life.

These magazines are a significant accomplishment, and I admire our students creativity in producing them. They are not your typical topic-specific publication; instead, they are a one-of-a-kind creative publication that features a diverse range of writing.

Dr Renata Brandao, Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism

University of East London

Journalism Showcase 2021