All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is coming to the end of a lecture tour aimed at turning degree students into ‘conscious practitioners.’ Our Diversity NOW! lectures promote racial, age, size and body-difference, awareness – why? Because the global market is diverse. Because a default Eurocentric approach is boring and does not reflect the deliciousness of human appearance in all its forms. Because the fashion industry is a powerful influence on the way people feel about themselves and inclusivity is good for self-esteem.
Sarah Bunter got in touch with All Walks to discuss the barriers she experiences in fashion casting. Promoting diversity is key for her; and campaigns for Converse, Whistles and Wrangler, as well as working with designers like Christopher Raeburn, YMC and Matthew Miller, have allowed her a certain amount of creative leverage.
As far as we know this is the first MBE for Diversity. The All Walks team celebrates wider recognition for Body Image issues
“My own brush with modeling began at thirteen,” say’s Rosalind Jana, ex professional model. “Barely into puberty, only just beginning to experiment with forming my own identity, I was scouted and signed to a top agency. I felt like Alice – called to London.”
If you had happened to walk past the Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden last Saturday night, you might have assumed that the large, restless and excited crowd were waiting to see the rare appearance of a famous rock band. And you might not have been far wrong
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 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 [...]
Taking place at Greenwich Peninsula, to an audience of media, fashion academics and young student designers, International Women’s Day saw the launch of website All Walks Beyond the Catwalk LIVE at Ravensbourne; an interactive platform created by Ravensbourne’s BA (Hons) Fashion students, lending it’s voice to promoting positive body image globally. The website aims to [...]