It is Saturday morning and I am standing in front of my bedroom mirror wearing my underwear and tights, scrutinising the spectacle of my own body. My six year old daughter is looking at me through the mirror stroking my 7-months-pregnant belly.
Of all the organisations we regularly meet with, Body Gossip run by actor Ruth Rogers and body image commentator Natasha Devon are the most talkative. In fact they never stop spouting off….Good Women!
At the Better Lives seminar last night hosted by Psychologist Carolyn Mair at London College of Fashion, I gave a talk – the usual stuff…All Walks and our belief that people working in Fashion could begin to understand the psychological impact our industry capable of making. I argued that YES Design, Product and Fashion messaging [...]
How is disability seen by our industry? Alexander McQueen offered commentary on this, so have students who entered our Diversity NOW! competition. What are your thoughts?
At last Week’s Graduate Fashion Awards, two out of the three top prizes went to students under the tutelage of our Diversity Network Director Mal Burkinshaw. Emotionally considerate design and visionary creativity RULES.
Ravensbourne student Rebecca Chambers was voted by co-founders Caryn, Debra and Erin as outstanding amongst the entries for the in the Diversity NOW! Competition.
Presented By Grace Woodward in THE SPACE at Graduate Fashion Week June 4th, Diversity and Individuality was key with everyone agreeing it’s cool to consider the impact of your work and acknowledge your power to influence the self-esteem of others. We all say, the consumer is diverse and the market place is diverse! Thank you [...]
At Graduate Fashion Week, our latest campaign Diversity NOW! reveals the depth and breadth of student talent. Our All Walks News promotes a selection of work. Click here to download All Walks News See here for the full display of finalists work
The Next Generation of Big Names address Body Diversity 34 colleges from across the UK entered Diversity NOW! Hundreds and hundreds of students give us their vision for Body Confidence. With the help of our judges: Designer William Tempest, Couturier Deborah Milner, DisneyRollerGirl Blogger Navaz Batliwalla, Illustrator Nuno Da Costa, Writer, Designer and Brand Consultant [...]
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 [...]