The Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018: Designing New Cultures of Communication for the Fashion Industries

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  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1JF

The Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018: Designing New Cultures of Communication for the Fashion Industries

Fri 2 Feb – Fri 9 Feb 2018

The Diversity Network is a collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, an initiative challenging the fashion industry’s dependence on unachievable and unhealthy body ideals.

In 2016, the Diversity Network was awarded prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh Network Funding to develop a programme of fashion related events exploring new inclusive approaches to fashion, focusing on design which enhances self-esteem and celebrates diversity.

Partnering with the National Museum of Scotland, academics and students from key Scottish Institutions including Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University and Aberdeen Business School are collaborating with a range of charities and fashion industry sectors to host a series of public events and creative workshops, all with the goal of creating a healthier culture of communication for the fashion industries. 

The programme of events is being held at the National Museum of Scotland and the Edinburgh FilmHouse.

For bookings and further event details please follow the link here: https://www.nms.ac.uk/fashionforum

 

The Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018 presents:

Caryn Franklin MBE in Conversation with designers Teatum Jones, Haute Baso Rwanda, and The British Council.

Fri 2 Feb 18.30 – 20.00 

Renowned fashion commentator, presenter and fashion activist Caryn Franklin interviews top London based designers and diversity champions Teatum Jones, Rwandan design brand Haute Baso and the British Council to discuss the ongoing importance for diversity celebration with the global fashion industry. 

Followed by an inaugural drinks reception and fashion presentation by Edinburgh College of Art 2nd year Fashion students.

Generously supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, The British Council and The National Museum of Scotland.

 

The Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018 presents:

Debra Bourne MBE, Co-Founder of All Walks Beyond the Catwalk in conversation with Ib Kamara and Campbell Addy. 

Mon 5 Feb 18:30 – 20:00

Celebrated fashion photographer Campbell Addy and renowned fashion stylist Ib Kamara join award-winning diversity champions All Walks Beyond the Catwalk in a conversation which challenges the fashion industry’s dependence on what they see as limited and unachievable body and beauty ideals.

Generously supported by Royal Society of Edinburgh and The National Museum of Scotland

 

The Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018 presents:

Mal Burkinshaw in Conversation with Emmanuel De Lange, Daphne Self and Kelly Knox

Wed 7 Feb 18.30 – 20.00

Mal Burkinshaw, Director of the Diversity Network in conversation with the ‘world’s oldest supermodel’ Daphne Selfe, Emmanuel De Lange, Head of the Models Network at Equity, and fashion model Kelly Knox, passionate advocate for diversity and disability in fashion.  

Generously supported by Royal Society Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland.

 

The Diversity Network Fashion Forum and the Edinburgh FilmHouse presents:

‘Advanced Style’; Special Screening followed by ‘Caryn Franklin in Conversation with Director Lina Plioplyte’

Advanced Style delightfully documents the styles and lives of seven independent and stylish New York women aged 62 to 95. The film, by acclaimed director Lina Plioplyte, is based on Ari Seth Cohen's renowned blog and celebrates conventional ideas about beauty, aging and Western culture's increasing obsession with youth, all the while being thrust into new found fame. 

Following the screening, renowned fashion commentator, presenter and activist Caryn Franklin MBE will be in conversation with Lina Plioplyte, Director of Advanced Style.

Generously supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

 

The Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018 presents

Closing event: Mal Burkinshaw in conversation with The British Fashion Council on Positive Change.

Thur 8 Feb

Mal Burkinshaw, Director of the Diversity Network discusses the ways in which the British Fashion Council are endorsing a force for positive change and activism within the fashion industry.

Generously supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

 

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