Even the glittering bubble of fashion isn’t beyond learning from Nelson Mandela’s legacy; in fact it should be at the front of the class. The father of modern South Africa achieved equality, peace and unity in a country racially segregated by law for 46 years yet the fashion industry still hasn’t managed to celebrate full [...]
Co-founder Debra Bourne collects another award for All Walks, this time as we are named amongst The Hospital Club’s h.Club100, in association with the Guardian Culture Professionals Network, in their acknowledgement of a national search for the most innovative, interesting and influential people in the British creative and media industries.
We are learning our that All Walks lectures have IMPACT. After our recent visit to Colchester School of Art, here’s what student Laura Ashley Douglas has to say about one fashion practitioner’s shoddy behaviour.
At All Walks we believe the Equality and Diversity debate is paramount. Is the objectification of women and the prevalence of pornographic imagery by top designers a sign of their lack of creativity?
When you think about a conference hosted by a university, you might imagine the opening to be an introductory speech by the Dean, or the one of the research staff. Not so at London College of Fashion, where last week’s Mirror Mirror conference was opened by octogenarian supermodel (and All Walks model) Daphne Selfe leading an aerobic [...]
See what co founder Caryn Franklin and model and All Walks supporter Naomi Shimada say about this latest obsession of evaluating and objectifying your body in the Guardian.
M&S report great consumer response to Helen Mirren and friends. When M&S released their latest campaign featuring boxing star Nicola Adams, stylish elders, Grace Coddington and Helen Mirren, writer Monica Ali and artist Tracey Emin amongst others, doubters gathered to deliver a luke-warm reception. Apparently, the all important Desire Factor was missing, even though Annie [...]
All Walks is spreading Diversity NOW! This week we are at At Ryerson University, Toronto as we continue our UK Wide and now international lectures to explore the importance of a broader range of body and beauty ideals in fashion!
In a culture of selfies, endless personal revelation on the minutia of our lives, of pop stars who bare all and tabloid celebrity confessionals, are we mistaking the culture of exposure for confident self-knowledge?
Josh Cohen’s The Private Life, is a timely publication, with important observations on fashion.
Vote for All Walks We’re thrilled to announce that the All Walks Founders, Debra Bourne, Caryn Franklin and Erin O’Connor have been nominated in the fashion category of The Hospital Club 100, an annual list of ‘innovators, visionaries and pioneers‘ in the media and creative industries.
Today the average woman is a size 16 and models reflect less than 5% of society. Yet one reason I avoided fashion for so long was because I felt I wouldn’t fit in. It is meant to be inclusive, creative, and fun, nobody should miss the joy fashion brings because they feel rejected.
Maybe it was a precocious start at Valentino, in the early eighties where, shocked by the masochistic narcissism of those she dressed, Helen Storey began an altogether more noble questioning of what fashion can do when it puts its mind to it.