Because body image is sooo hot right now! But let’s get down to nitty gritty….We are frequently asked to talk, lecture or exhibit, but just can’t meet the demand. It seems everyone wants to chat about personal identity these days.
TOMORROW’S future creatives bring an understanding of the power of image and enlightened practice to their work TODAY in our national competition Diversity NOW! In association with i-D Magazine, sponsored by Succeed Foundation and supported by Arts Thread and Graduate Fashion Week.
The National Body Image Campaign is led by Central YMCA and delivered in partnership with APPG. All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is a member of the Advisory Board. This campaign has three strategic objectives: Empowering children, young people, parents and teachers to build a more positive body image through access to quality information, resources [...]
Jo Swinson, MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State is now leading the Government’s work on body confidence to harness the original investigations and outcomes lead by former Gov Minister for Equalities Lynne Featherstone All Walks has been a regular contributor since the meetings began in 2010 to discuss initiatives that centre around promoting, education of [...]
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk co-produced these awards for MP Jo Swinson. The night was a heady mix fun and serious commitment to change. Our thanks to Jo Swinson, Bare minerals and film maker Lee Jones who was there to record the excitement.
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 [...]
Former All Walks model Laura Catterall has covered French Cosmopolitan’s April issue. Her curves are beautifully displayed by the 50′s style shoot. All Walks is proud to have introduced Laura to London designer Mark Fast in 2010; he subsequently booked her to walk in his catwalk show alongside other “plus size” models, including Hayley Morley. [...]
Self-described as a ‘Trojan Horse,’ make-up artist Kay Montano is a modern-day feminist with a passion for diversity; displaying an aversion to ‘born Barbie’ culture, she’s definitely not interested in ‘keeping up with the Kardashians’. Sandwiched between her feminist views and the aesthetically orientated world of make-up, Kay carefully balances the two seemingly contradictory forces: [...]
The ‘retouching’ of imagery is all around us; the process is used to ‘perfect’ most, if not every, photograph within the media. Natural beauty is often disguised by the detailed manipulation of ‘imperfections’ during the post-production process, producing a glamorous illusion of many icons in our culture. Magazine editors have argued that the reasoning behind [...]