The fashion industry can send out a more conscious message, develop a more emotionally considerate practice in pursuit of a more lucrative business proposition. It all begins in education.
all walks beyond the catwalk
ALL WALKS BEYOND THE CATWALK Founded by Caryn Franklin, Debra Bourne and Erin O’Connor. These are the activities we have undertaken as fashion activists and campaigners for positive body image and diversity. MAY 2009 Caryn Frankin, Fashion Commentator, Contributing Editor i-D Magazine and Patron of Beat, Debra Bourne, former Director of Lynne Franks PR and [...]
Today, more than ever before, we face an almost constant bombardment of images, messages and ideals, from the websites we visit, the adverts we see, products we buy and magazines that we read. The representation of the human form delivered to us by these sources has a huge effect on the way we percieve our [...]
The Body Confidence Awards launched in April 2012 were a landmark event for the industry. All Walks helped to shape and deliver these.
THE WINNERS ARE… The award winners of the first ever Body Confidence Awards presented in association with bareMinerals were announced yesterday evening at the Houses of Parliament. The event was an electric celebration of the winners’ inspirational and deserving efforts to promote body confidence, diversity and the acceptance of broader beauty ideals. All who were [...]
We are delighted to announce, alongside the other members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, that the inaugural Body Confidence Awards will take place this Thursday, 19th April 2012, at the House of Commons. The awards will recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of those who promote body confidence within various [...]
Embargo: 00:00, 17 April 2012 Contact: Corrine Leon 020 7219 8088 In a looks-obsessed society where 47% of girls think the pressure to look attractive is the most negative part of being female[i] and 38% of men would sacrifice at least a year of their life in exchange for a perfect body.[iii] It is time [...]
When fashion students at Edinburgh College of Art were faced with a ‘flatpack’ mannequin and a group of Fashion Journalists from UCA Epsom, as part of the University of Edinburgh’s “Innovative Learning Week”, it’s safe to say we felt slightly dubious about what lay ahead. Despite this, Course Director of Fashion at ECA, Mal Burkinshaw, [...]