June 2nd: DiversityNOW! 2015 Results announced here
See the i-D feature on our highlighted students. Congratulations to All Diversity Innovators
Nathalie Ballout, London College of Fashion
People’s Choice runner up: Amy Hewitt, Liverpool John Moores
Co Founder’s Choice
Dara Udom, Instituto Marangoni
Co-founders Choice runner up: Nina Cutler, Edinburgh College of Art
After a spectacular increase in entries for our Diversity NOW! Initiative, in association with i-D Magazine and supported by Arts Thread and Graduate Fashion Week, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is delighted to announce our 50 shortlisted students picked from the work of 37 colleges and universities across the UK.
This time, after broadcasting our lecture via You TUBE we extended our reach to India, Israel and Russia.
Our categories: Design, Illustration, Photography and Styling, Graphic Design and Journalism attracted so many great creations and we are supremely proud of the work tutors and their students are engaging in, in pursuit of DIVERSITY INNOVATION.
From here we will select our top 15 finalists for feature within in i-D Magazine to be published online 19th of May. IT COULD BE YOU!
Here now however, it is with great delight and a funky fanfare that we showcase the following shortlisted entries. Click on the student slide to see the full project of each entrant on Arts Thread.
NB. To help with Diversity Innovation and spreading the message of FASHION FOR ALL, please network this page to your community and add your thoughts about why you think this issue is important in fashion. Get the debate going and help us continue to challenge the current fashion dynamic.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING
Diversity NOW! 2014 Finalists at Graduate Fashion Week
Deadline for entries: March 21st 2015 via Arts Thread
“We are approaching the exciting day when we will be making out final selection for the All Walks initiative this year .I can honestly say that the work we have done has inspired a more passionate and emotive response than ever before!”
Pathway Leader, Fashion Media and Marketing
Plymouth College of Art
Arts Thread THE WORLD’S LEADING NETWORK FOR NEW CREATIVES – BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION & INDUSTRY
Tomorrow’s Creatives Shape the Future (that’s you!)
Garment Design/ Photography/ Styling/ Illustration/ Graphic Design/ Journalism
Stop Press – Get Involved in Fashion for Diversity!
With Body Confidence Week falling on Oct 13th, The Body Confidence Awards from Parliament and the Be Real Campaign benefiting from contributions and insight from Founding Ambassadors All Walks Beyond the Catwalk who sit as advisory members of the APPG on Body Image, we ask you to join us this academic year for the launch of our latest Diversity NOW! 2014/2015 initiative in association with i-D and supported by Arts Thread, by showing us your unique vision of Fashion for Diversity.
Fashion Creatives have the Power to…Challenge existing fashion industry dependance on limited body and beauty ideals, and celebrate diverse representations of race, age, size and physical appearance. All you have to do is use your creative gifts to add an image to the ever growing stable of diverse beauty here on the All Walks site.
“Fashion is boring when everybody looks the same.” co founder Debra Bourne.
“Fashion has the power to embolden the wearer and the viewer.” co founder Caryn Franklin
Take your time to look around the site and discover why we feel so passionately about broadening body and beauty ideals, then add your creativity to the growing call for ‘inclusive,’ fashion practice. Envision a world that empowers you and the next generation of fashion lovers. WHY? Because the consumer is diverse and the global market place is diverse.
Deliver your vision of Diversity NOW!
“A lot of our students commented that doing this All Walks cluster of projects was like having therapy! We will definitely embed Diversity NOW! every year as it really opened our eyes to what our students were thinking.”
Sarah Lewington Nottingham Trent University
Colleges should engage with this project – it’s such a brilliant way for students to think about their market. It’s all about learning empathy and it’s the thinking and creative process that really counts.
Mal Burkinshaw, Director Diversity Network
ARTS THREAD is proud to be a partner with the annual Diversity NOW! competition created by All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. It is important that the upcoming generation of creatives are given a platform to question the prevailing stereotypes and to suggest their own interpretations of what constitutes beauty and style.
Katie Dominy Director Arts Thread
Next Steps For Tutors and students…
TUTORS click on this letter Letter of introduction
TUTORS Download your Teaching aid: 40 minute 2015 Diversity NOW! lecture film by requesting an email link here.
Tutors and Students Download your Diversity NOW! 2015 brief and guidelines DN Project Brief 2015 Final
Study aid: Link to most frequently asked filmed Question and Answers coming soon.
Study aid: Link to most frequently asked written Question and Answers here.
Testimonials for Diversity NOW!
See what tutors say about nationwide lectures here
See what students say here
See how many top colleges have participated here
Currently: 5 colleges have confirmed they will now regularly feature a diversity module within their teaching. Edinburgh College of Art, The Arts College, University of Bournemouth, Ravensbourne, University of Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent University. Many more are embarking on Diversity NOW initiative for the third year running. Join us
Let’s Get Started…
See last year’s Diversity NOW! selected entries to give you an understanding of the work submitted across the UK here.
Download our 12 page All Walks News for a teaching aid. AW_NEWS 2014
Download further teaching aid: All Walks News 2013 ALL WALKS NEWS pdf copy.
Co founders: Caryn, Debra and Erin say….
Tutors and students reported amazing benefits ranging from students gaining empathy with the women they will design for and new knowledge of what consumers feel when they engage with fashion and fashion imagery, to tutors themselves feeling the project helped them understand what students were thinking, giving them a valuable language to engage in a different way.
Thank you to Senior Lecturer Sarah Lewington from Nottingham-Trent who has kindly written up her college’s brief as an example of the way she approached Diversity NOW! for maximum gain which is included in the brief you will download.
DIVERSITY NOW! Timeline Oct 2014- March 2015
- Oct to March– Diversity NOW!15. You can download the All Walks lecture to help inspire your students on the subject of Diversity and Inclusivity. Download the brief and begin work in your chosen field or fields…
- Garment Design/ Photography/ Styling/ Illustration/ Graphic Design/ Journalism
- March - Tutors from each course or discipline entered will select top 3 responses to our brief.*
- March 21st – Final deadline for Colleges to submit top 3 entries for All Walks 2014 campaign to Arts Thread, but uploading on to the ARTS THREAD SITE Details are in the Academic Brief, which you can download above.
- April - Students are notified by email and mobile phone if they have been chosen for consideration in an i-D feature and hi res versions of the finalists’ entries must be submitted via wetransfer.com.
- June 2015 - Diversity NOW! Work showcased within i-D Online and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk website. Student work will be used in conjunction with All Walks project to promote Body Confidence and Diversity. One student entry (which can be a collaboration of names or a single name) is announced as the co founders choice.
- * If there is recognition of excellent work then extra submissions are at the tutor’s discretion.
- Could all tutors list students who have uploaded their work in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org DIVERSITY NOW15 ENTRIES so we can check names and make sure no one is missing.