There’s nothing quite like passing through security to give an event a sense of importance. Body detectors and scanners can’t fail to add gravitas. But aside from general bits and bobs, all I had in my bag for the Bodies in Education event at Portcullis House were a notebook and pen. They was put to [...]
The need to be confident in the workplace goes without saying, but how much can it be said that our appearance contributes to our sense of confidence, even to our ability to focus on getting the job done? Total Jobs recently held an online Twitter Party – the ultimate twenty-first century get together – hosted [...]
Do fashion illustrators have the power to influence with exciting, empowering designs for the body or are they stuck in a rut – churning out toxic, body-dysmorphic images or sexual cartoons? This week’s academic blog, written by Carol Ryder, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design at Liverpool John Moores University ponders just that. How can we equate the emaciated, [...]
Of all the organisations we regularly meet with, Body Gossip run by actor Ruth Rogers and body image commentator Natasha Devon are the most talkative. In fact they never stop spouting off….Good Women!
Sifting through student feedback from All Walks Lectures over the holiday, Fi Anderson, a recent All Walks intern from London College of Fashion, shares her thoughts.
At the Better Lives seminar last night hosted by Psychologist Carolyn Mair at London College of Fashion, I gave a talk – the usual stuff…All Walks and our belief that people working in Fashion could begin to understand the psychological impact our industry capable of making. I argued that YES Design, Product and Fashion messaging [...]
How is disability seen by our industry? Alexander McQueen offered commentary on this, so have students who entered our Diversity NOW! competition. What are your thoughts?
At last Week’s Graduate Fashion Awards, two out of the three top prizes went to students under the tutelage of our Diversity Network Director Mal Burkinshaw. Emotionally considerate design and visionary creativity RULES.
There are several broad divides in the world of modeling. There is editorial and there is commercial. There is mainboard and special bookings. And then there is ‘fashion’ versus ‘plus size’: ‘fashion’ encompasses size 6 to 8, ‘plus’ size 12 and above; arbitrary categories.
Presented By Grace Woodward in THE SPACE at Graduate Fashion Week June 4th, Diversity and Individuality was key with everyone agreeing it’s cool to consider the impact of your work and acknowledge your power to influence the self-esteem of others. We all say, the consumer is diverse and the market place is diverse! Thank you [...]
The All Walks team are thrilled to be returning to Graduate Fashion Week, where we will literally and metaphorically be ‘taking a stand’! Do come and say hello at STAND A01 and take in some of the great imagery produced by students up and down the country for our Diversity NOW! competition in association with [...]
The Next Generation of Big Names address Body Diversity 34 colleges from across the UK entered Diversity NOW! Hundreds and hundreds of students give us their vision for Body Confidence. With the help of our judges: Designer William Tempest, Couturier Deborah Milner, DisneyRollerGirl Blogger Navaz Batliwalla, Illustrator Nuno Da Costa, Writer, Designer and Brand Consultant [...]