Taking place at Greenwich Peninsula, to an audience of media, fashion academics and young student designers, International Women’s Day saw the launch of website All Walks Beyond the Catwalk LIVE at Ravensbourne; an interactive platform created by Ravensbourne’s BA (Hons) Fashion students, lending it’s voice to promoting positive body image globally. The website aims to ‘demonstrate that fashion should be accessible to all, and fashion imagery should be inclusive of all from ages, irrespective of size, age or ethnicity, to reflect the multi-cultural society in which we live’.
Supported by the British Fashion Council, Ravensbourne believes that:
Vocationally-focused higher education fashion courses are undergoing change, with subject-specialist skills now being enhanced by a greater emphasis on building business acumen and understanding social and political theory. The aim is to produce more commercially viable designers in the future to ensure the British Fashion industry continues to lead the world.
Creating a platform that strives to support ‘the real beauty of women, aged 18-80’, 3rd Year Ravensbourne students are encouraging the public to become involved with their campaign by inviting everyone to submit individual photographs of natural beauty; these images will be housed in an online gallery and used as part of a discussion on the concept of diversity.
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk LIVE can only become successful with the help of people like you. If you’d like to become involved in the project, please upload your picture and find out more about the campaign here: www.allwalksandravensbourne.com/.
In addition, the website’s accompanying student films will be shown across the country as part of the BBC Big Screen project. Screens will be located in shopping centres such as Westfield and others public spaces, including Edinburgh – Festival Square, Birmingham – Victoria Square, Cardiff – The Hayes and many more.