“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.
“Those who tell the stories also hold the power,” – Plato’s dictum is applicable in contemporary retelling of modern stories too
It’s a point Vestoj editor in chief Anja Aronowsky Cronberg wanted to explore in creating the play “Little John,” based on John Galliano’s recent TV interview.
Every year The Clothes Show Live launches a competition to find a young fashion photographer from across the UK, and this year’s finalist Becky Long captured the imagination of the judges. So much so, that it was believed her image was extensively post-produced. “English Mustard” is like staring into a vibrant fairy-tale, far away into [...]
When a friend of mine wrote a blog about how it was unhealthy to introduce size 16 mannequins into Debenhams, I gasped in despair. Size 16 is the average size of women in the UK, so surely having a representative mannequin couldn’t be a health risk?
Self-esteem is defined as confidence and satisfaction in oneself. My self-esteem barometer drops rapidly after scouring model-of-the-moment Instagrams or looking at fashion magazines, screens or films.
Gamers are encouraged to utilise scalpels and syringes to ‘fix the patient,’ thus normalising the objectification of women’s bodies and recruiting newer and younger minds to the culture of gender violence.