WHO ARE WE?

Kids of the Diaspora is a poetic fashion movement that invites everyone to embrace themselves and not to compromise an ounce of their personality and appearance. The brand finds its inspiration in contemporary diaspora dimensions. It is a SAFE HAVEN for all individuals who are in the search of identity and gives people the freedom to belong to a community of like-minded people regardless the gender, sexual interest, heritage or skin color. In a world full of rules, expectations, categories and borders, Kids of the Diaspora creates a dimensional space – for everyone who claims their own freedom to choose where they want to belong.

WE EXPRESS OUR MESSAGE „We are closer to each other than we think – our roots run deep“ through fashion and events, music videos, visual poems, exhibitions and documentaries. The label embraces all cultures and questioning the concept of minorities and borders. No matter where we come from and how our looks differ from on another we are all one. Kids of the Diaspora is more than a fashion brand, it’s the mentality of a community that connect over empathy and experiences they have in common.

tHE TEAM

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LENI CHARLES

@lenicharles
leni@kidsofthediaspora.com
FOUNDER

The movement „Kids of the Diaspora“ was founded by Leni Charles who is a Vienna based Art Director for Visual Communication. In 2016 she first started an awareness project with a shirt line that became popular. Her intention was to connect as many people as possible who may not be on the same continent but share the same experiences and emotions.

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CHERRELLONE

@cherrellone
cherrelle@kidsofthediaspora.com
co-FOUNDER

In 2017 CHERRELLONE joined KOTD as a CO-FouNDER and brought the movement to a further level. “Kids of the diaspora is more than just a brand – it’s a mentality.” We live, we party, we eat, we hustle, we LAUGH, WE train in a certain kind of way. SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL CASTING DIRECTOR FOR MOVIES, tV-SHOWS AND COMMERCIALS. HER INTENTION IS TO CHANGE THE REPRESENTATION OF DIASPORA KIDS IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY.

KOTD CREW

Our CREW IS a growing network of talents from different professional fields. send a mail if you like to become part of it.

  • ART DIRECTION + CREATIVE DIRECTION

  • VIDEOGRAPHERS AND CUTTERS

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • SOUND DESIGN & MUSIC PRODUCTION

  • SYNCHRONISATION

  • WRITERS

  • DESIGNERS

  • STRATEGISTS

  • ASSISTANTS