Well as we gear up for our launch of Britain’s first ever Centre of Diversity, I’m feeling very pleased with our achievements at All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. Govt. Minister Lynne Featherstone, pictured here in the middle of the picture has been a constant supporter of our work. This picture was taken at the National Portrait Gallery in February where we debated fashion and it’s ability to influence us about our bodies in a positive way. This event drew a whopping crowd of 4000 people.
On June 7th Lynne will be helping us to launch the first ever Centre of Diversity.
You may wonder why this is needed but so many women feel under enormous pressure to look like the models they see in fashion magazines and older women feel fed up with not being included in fashion imagery, so its time to ask the next generation of designers to think about working with a more diverse range of bodies to help broaden what we see in our fashion media and bridge the gap between fashion models and ordinary women.
The Centre of Diversity will mark the beginning of a more emotionally considerate approach to fashion design
From Left to Right Psychologist Dr Linda Papodopoulos, Elle Magazine editor Lorraine Candy, MP Lynne Featherstone, Model and co founder All Walks Erin O’Connor, and Me. Seated Ethical advertiser Kiki Kendrick and co founder All Walks Debra Bourne
Photography by Annabel Staff.