"To challenge the imagery coming out of London Fashion Week and represent real women more realistic range of women, in age, size and race, than standards currently offer. The project has the potential to grow in terms of reach, education and, ultimately, influence.Diverse is size, shape, age and although it doesn't specify one hopes race and ethnicity. "
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Director Jay Rodans All Walks Beyond the catwalk documentary..
"Awareness has been raised by showcasing the work of 8 cutting-edge designers on a 8 professional models aged between 18-65 and size 8-16, as a celebration of individuality and diversity. First, it needed a name. All Walks Beyond the Catwalk was conceived; and to be a success with the fashion press, not just the buyers, the event had to happen from the heart of London Fashion Week. Caryn, Erin and Debra also knew they needed to appeal to the top names in the industry to help pull it off"
I'd like this post to join the other supporters of 'All Walks' and other voices like Naomi Campbell, Nick Knight, Vivienne Westwoord et al who are vocal about the lack of diversity in contemporary fashion imagery. And make an earnest petition to the influential gatekeepers to lend a ear or a lens to a extremely important message..