I want to change the fashion industry. Problem: I’m on the bottom rung. Some thoughts on seeking change when you’re starting out, by Ted Stansfield
Did you know that All Walks’ very first campaign was going to be a one off? Susan Ringwood, of eating disorder charity Beat, posed the question “Is it possible to show fashion on a range of inspiring bodies?”
It is easy to focus on the negatives and list the designers who used no black models, no asian models. But we want to celebrate the designers who did something more interesting, who showed us their vision of #DiversityNOW at London Fashion Week SS15
Every year, All Walks launches Diversity NOW!, a campaign that brings together fashion students from across the UK, who all believe in our cause: diversity in fashion. Supported by Graduate Fashion Week, Arts Thread and i-D Magazine, the competition looks to empower and inspire the next generation of creatives.
The Selfridges windows have always been a highlight of Oxford Street, drawing in thousands of people annually when they turn on the Oxford Street Christmas lights. When I passed Selfridges at the beginning of this month I was delighted by a very unusual sign that grabbed my attention immediately. I crossed the road and found [...]
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.
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