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.
When All Walks was in its infancy back in 2009, we looked around for supporters. Who would agree with us that individuality, uniqueness and a beautiful soul is the coolest thing of all?
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 [...]