All Walks is run entirely voluntarily by a committed group of fashion insiders who think fashion practice offers an important place to create positive messages about body and beauty diversity
Co-FounderFormer fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine for 6 years in the early eighties, Caryn Franklin has been a fashion commentator for 29 years. She presented the BBC’s Clothes Show for 12 years and BBC’s Style Challenge for 3 years as well as producing and presenting numerous documentaries for ITV on designers including Vivienne Westwood, Philip Treacy and Matthew Williamson as well as various other programmes including ‘Style Academy,’ ‘Frock and Roll Years,’ and ‘Style Bible.’ She has written for many magazines and newspapers and has produced 4 books to including a novel ‘Woman in the Mirror,’ published by Harper Collins.Working in education throughout her career as external assessor and lecturer in colleges like Central St Martins, London College of fashion and Royal College of Art she is also an ardent fashion activist and has co-chaired award winning Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years which helped build and maintain Britain’s first dedicated breast cancer research centre; she is a visiting research fellow at London College of Fashion, and honorary Research Fellow at The Arts University College Bournemouth and she proposed the London College of Fashion, Centre of Sustainability and is its ambassador.In a natural extension – because body and beauty ideals have to be sustainable too, she co-founded the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk with Debra and Erin and regularly blogs about All Walks and Body Image from her Huffington Post column.Follow Caryn on Twitter: @Caryn_franklin
Co-FounderDebra’s career in the communications industry has been many and varied, from working with The Beatles to design UN-award-winning eco-aware hemp T-shirts, to co-directing Lynne Franks PR, to providing PR and brand consultancy numerous clients from Jean Paul Gaultier to Swatch and Proctor and Gamble. She has contributed to a number of publications, as executive fashion editor to Arena and Arena Homme Plus; contributing editor to GQ Magazine and creative consultant to Frank Magazine.Debra has also maintained an 18-year personal commitment to psychotherapy training. It was the mix of Debra’s experience of the fashion industry and her communications background with her dedication to an understanding of our inner worlds that acted as a catalyst to co-found All Walks Beyond the Catwalk with Caryn and Erin as a vehicle to inspire and empower.Follow Debra on Twitter: @msdebrabourne
Co-FounderAlthough she planned to make it as a dancer, Erin O’ Connor’s career took a different route in 1996 after being scouted in Birmingham. Within just a few months she found herself working with Richard Avedon on the Versace campaign.With her graceful presence and statuesque beauty, Erin is able to single-handedly purvey a dynamic new look and has acted as a muse for numerous designers, artists and photographers including Chanel, Givency, Valentino and Armani – to name but a few. To this day Erin is one of the only living people to have appeared on a postage stamp, shot by Nick Knight.Erin’s work extends far beyond the catwalk and is Vice Chairman of London Fashion Week for the British Fashion Council. She continues to write on a regular basis, and has written for leading publications including The Times, I-D Magazine, The Guardian, and a fortnightly blog for leading fashion website, Vogue.com.After contributing to The Model’s Health Enquiry, In 2007 Erin set up The Model Sanctuary. Along with stylist Kate Halfpenny, Erin has launched her own line of fair-trade cotton t shirts. Erin was appointed as a trustee for the V&A Museum and regularly chairs forums there for art and fashion students.Follow Erin on Twitter: @Erin_O_Connor
Production Manager and Blog ContributorAfter studying fine art and fashion design, Michael went on to secure placements with Gareth Pugh, Ada Zanditon and MCQ, designing for Alexander McQueen’s diffusion line. He has since worked on several styling projects, working on bespoke stage pieces for CK one, GQ Italy and many others. He has also worked with boy band JLS, styling and designing pieces for their stage.After showcasing his final collection ‘Love Letters from Hell’ at Graduate Fashion Week, Michael went on to work with Caryn Franklin for All Walks Beyond the Catwalk at London Fashion Week. He is now working as production manager, in charge of digital marketing and website design. He is also a regular contributor to the All Walks blog. As well as working with All Walks, Michael recently designed a t – shirt for eating disorder charity BEAT, which was sold exclusively at the marble arch Marks and Spencer’s, with all profit going to charity. Michael is currently working for Jane Galpin as a fashion assistant, working behind the scenes for shows including Disney’s Get the Look and channel 4′s How to Look Good Naked.Michael also has his own blog, Safety Pin Charm and Youtube Video Blog which he regularly updates.
Online Commissioning EditorCharlotte is a fashion writer and editor, as well as a Web Coordinator at London College of Fashion. Charlotte started at All Walks as a marketing and event production assistant on a six month internship. At the time the campaign was heavily focused on ‘SNAPPED’, an extraordinary one-off event at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), which saw nine All Walks-commissioned diverse fashion portraits, shot by Rankin at London Fashion Week displayed amongst the NPG’s permanent collection. Charlotte was heavily involved in the creation of the event literature, most notable working with Caryn in the drafting and editing of the “Rankin trail” booklet which discussed the relationships between the selected historic portraits and the modern, diverse fashion portraits.On completion of her internship, Charlotte took on her new role as Online Commissioning Editor of All Walks, focusing on the management of a team of international writers for the All Walks blog. Charlotte also works as a freelance writer and editor, contributing to a number of fashion and culture publications.Charlotte’s website may be found at www.CAVACOMA.comFollow Charlotte on Twitter @CavaCharlotte
Newsletter EditorCharmaine is a Fashion Communication graduate from Northumbria University. An avid admirer of all things ‘glossy’, she set her heart on a career in Fashion Journalism from a young age. Undertaking work placements with Vogue, WSGN, Asos, Drapers and Glamour Magazine, Charmaine is currently working as Copy and Features Writer for Brownsfashion.com. Providing imaginative and accurate detail for copy, she has recently interviewed Mark Fast, Thomas Tait, Huishan Zhang and Suno.Charmaine also works as a freelance writer and editor for unique online publication, deluxxdigital.com. Her responsibilities include providing copy for the quarterly magazine and contributing to the editorial process.Dedicated to the progression of sustainable fashion and international development, Charmaine has spent a lot of time in Zambia, teaching in African communities and assisting local press. Since leaving Zambia she has been appointed as the Communications Officer for Charity Friend of EduSport, which endeavors to support education in Africa.Charmaine’s blog can be found at thegoodisthebeautiful.wordpress.com
Website Content ManagementBen Trill is a freelance digital creative with a portfolio of clients focused on the arts, fashion, community, education and consultation.He works in web, interactive, print and illustration. Although collaborating on creative individual projects. His video/projection and installation works have been shown during London Fashion Week, and pattern designs recently published in design publications, most notably Spanish magazine ‘Texitura’. He also lectures on the Fashion Studies BA(hons) course in design and the use of new technology at the Arts University College at Bournemouth.www.benmadethat.com
A quick run through of Ooffii’s CV proves that one size does not fit all. From sales assistant at a high end fetish store, to production manager of Europe’s largest solar powered music festival, to graduating with a first in history, there is not much that Ooffii will not throw herself into 100%, as long as she believes in it. She is now working as Production Coordinator for All Walks during Graduate Fashion Week and the throughout the launch of Diversity NOW!; this has given her the opportunity to bring together her background in women’s studies and her interest in fashion.She is undertaking a masters in Gender, Media and Culture at LSE, enabling her to continue her work with All Walks, whilst also starting her own research into the relationship between media and socially constructed concepts of beauty.
Fashion Illustrator and Graphic DesignerA recent fashion illustration graduate from London College of Fashion, Lizzie discovered that fashion illustration was a way to be artistic in the industry without actually making the clothes.Within her studies at LCF Lizzie explored various pathways such as fashion film, fashion photography, journalism, print design, graphic design and of course illustration. She can use design software competently but can also yield a paintbrush and ink. Lizzie has also researched and written essays on feminism in fashion and the media throughout history. More recently her dissertation explored male representation and masculinity within fashion and film studies, which makes her all the more motivated to help spread the All Walks Beyond the Catwalk message.After being approached by Caryn last year, Lizzie has brought both her illustration and design skills to the All Walks team. Most recently, she has designed and illustrated the 2012 All Walks Christmas Card.lizzieannebiggs.tumblr.com
Graphic Designer and Production AssistantFenia Moskou is a Freelance Graphic Designer, setting up her own company iamfenia in 2005. At the end of July 2010 she was introduced to All Walks Beyond the Catwalk after a conversation with co-founder Debra Bourne led to the topic of fashion. From there Fenia started working as the Graphic Designer, making brochures and invites for the campaign.By September that year, she was working as the production assistant and has been working with Caryn, Debra, Erin and the team ever since. Notable work includes working with them on SNAPPED with Rankin at both London Fashion Week and the National Portrait Gallery.Previous to All Walks, Fenia worked as a PA for established fashion designer SUZANNAH. She has also worked with the emerging photographer Alistair Guy. In the past she has also worked for PR company Bryan Morel PR. Fenia has also worked as a translator in tourism exhibitions as a result of being able to speak both German and English, as well as her native language Greek. She has also worked during London Fashion Week in PR and Press for a Greek Music and Life Style magazine.As well as Graphic Design, she has done a lot of work on screen printing, designing art work and printing it onto various materials.Find out more about Fenia at www.iamfenia.com
|Tineke De FreitasTrinidadian born Tineke De Freitas currently living in London has a true passion for fashion. A respected model in Trinidad, Tineke’s no stranger to international catwalks, having modelled in Toronto Fashion Week as well as the 2006 Miss World competition where she represented her country.
An offspring of cultural integration, Tineke represents many races; Indo-Chinese on her mum’s side and Afro-European on her dad’s.
A certified Accountant and Taxation adviser, Tineke’s diverse background enables her to share in the ethos and value of All Walks as she hopes to aid in bringing to the fashion forefront…that diversity IS beauty and fashion IS individualistic!Tineke has helped co-ordinate All Walks presentation Graduate Fashion Week and the national student competition Diversity NOW!
Current InternRebecca is a Goldsmiths College, University of London graduate. After studying for a BSc in Psychology, Rebecca went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. It was during her first year of her undergraduate studies that her interest in body image and well-being began. Since, her research interests have been focused on female well-being, fashion and culture. Rebecca has spent time working in mental health, and after reading about the Models’ Health Inquiry she interned at FM Agency and has also contributed to Erin’s Model Sanctuary. Rebecca hopes to go on to train as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in female well-being.Follow Rebecca on Twitter @Rebecca_E_C
|Photography Rankin Team:
Nina Rassaby – Lewis
Andrea SolomouMake-up ILLAMASQUA:
|All Walks Beyond The Catwalk:
Laura HealDocumentary Film:
Mateda FranklinHair TONI&GUY:
Scott Robert Clark
Anna Hughes- Chamberlain
PR Modus Publicity:
Louisa HopwoodsBig Thanks:
Murray FultonSpecial Thanks:
Aspinal of London
Marks and Spencer