Every year, All Walks launches Diversity NOW!, a campaign that brings together fashion students from across the UK, who all believe in our cause: diversity in fashion. Supported by Graduate Fashion Week, Arts Thread and i-D Magazine, the competition looks to empower and inspire the next generation of creatives.
The Selfridges windows have always been a highlight of Oxford Street, drawing in thousands of people annually when they turn on the Oxford Street Christmas lights. When I passed Selfridges at the beginning of this month I was delighted by a very unusual sign that grabbed my attention immediately. I crossed the road and found [...]
Stop Press – Very exciting News All Walks announces the finalists for Diversity NOW! 2014 in association with i-D Magazine. From a wide variety of sassy, sorted and sumptuous ideas, images and imaginative entries to our national student competition Diversity NOW! 2014, we have whittled our choices down to a handful. Why is diversity important [...]
If we can release western women from the belief that they need cheap, fast fashion to anaesthetise the learned dissatisfaction even disgust they feel about their bodies and nurture them towards psychological health, we can encourage recognition that slow, fair trade fashion is better for everyone… especially the women of Bangladesh.
“Eyes are on an industry that season after season watches design houses consistently use one or no models of colour. No matter the intention, the result is racism.” Last September, fashion activist and former model Bethann Hardison sent this in a letter to all the governing bodies of Fashion Weeks in London, Milan, New York [...]
Diversity rarely scratches the surface of Paris Fashion Week. But American designer Rick Owens has ruffled some fashion feathers after two seasons of boundary breaking shows.
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is coming to the end of a lecture tour aimed at turning degree students into ‘conscious practitioners and race is on the agenda. Because the fashion industry is a powerful influence on the way people feel about themselves and inclusivity is good for self-esteem.
Sarah Bunter got in touch with All Walks to discuss the barriers she experiences in fashion casting. Promoting diversity is key for her; and campaigns for Converse, Whistles and Wrangler, as well as working with designers like Christopher Raeburn, YMC and Matthew Miller, have allowed her a certain amount of creative leverage.
It is Saturday morning and I am standing in front of my bedroom mirror wearing my underwear and tights, scrutinising the spectacle of my own body. My six year old daughter is looking at me through the mirror stroking my 7-months-pregnant belly.
At last weeks Better Lives Talks around agism, not unnoticed were the particularly the harsh judgements meted out to women who exhibit exactly the same biological function as men in their physical progression toward old age.
On our journey, we have met some brilliant women and men who have also made it their business to deconstruct the allure of fashion and it’s relationship to the bigger picture. Psychologist, writer and former international model, Adriana Giotta above, is one of them.