The Edinburgh College of Art Centre of Diversity Network in partnership with All Walks Beyond the Catwalk

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Government Minister Lynne Featherstone (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development), and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk launched the Edinburgh College of Art Centre of Diversity Initiative in Association with All Walks Beyond the Catwalk in June 2011 at Graduate Fashion Week. The Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Programme was invited to represent All Walks Beyond the Catwalk as an international educational hub for developing and showcasing cutting edge academic projects relating to diversity. The initiative strives to educate students, recognised as our future fashion designers and influencers, in the importance of developing a more responsible, diverse and emotionally considerate response to fashion design and fashion design communication. The project leads an educational movement that recognises and challenges how the fashion design industry continues to play a significant role in shaping negative perceptions of body and beauty through fashion communication. As a result of such experimental and innovative pedagogy all design projects at Edinburgh College of Art now require the students to consider how their design work will address and celebrate the needs of a very wide customer base in terms of size, age, race and height. This 3-dimensional understanding and celebration of the human form beyond a standard catwalk model size and height, has allowed students to target and reach a much wider sales demographic for their designs. The project holds responsibility for creating Knowledge Exchange and best practice across UK and international fashion institutions.
Period7 Jun 2011 → …
Held atAll Walks Beyond the Catwalk, United Kingdom