All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is coming to the end of a lecture tour aimed at turning degree students into ‘conscious practitioners and race is on the agenda. Because the fashion industry is a powerful influence on the way people feel about themselves and inclusivity is good for self-esteem.
On our journey, we have met some brilliant women and men who have also made it their business to deconstruct the allure of fashion and it’s relationship to the bigger picture. Psychologist, writer and former international model, Adriana Giotta above, is one of them.
Every year The Clothes Show Live launches a competition to find a young fashion photographer from across the UK, and this year’s finalist Becky Long captured the imagination of the judges. So much so, that it was believed her image was extensively post-produced. “English Mustard” is like staring into a vibrant fairy-tale, far away into [...]
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.
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?
All Walks celebrated work from 34 colleges and universities on the theme of Diversity NOW! This film by Lee Jones explains why we prioritise working with the next generation of creatives to prioritise Diversity and Equality by challenging body dysmorphia and limited physical ideals within fashion education.
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.
All Walks is spreading Diversity NOW! This week we are at At Ryerson University, Toronto as we continue our UK Wide and now international lectures to explore the importance of a broader range of body and beauty ideals in fashion!
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.