Friday, 2 March 2012

United We Stand

Scotland, known for its comfort food of haggis, neeps and tatties, is a place highly unlikely to swap stodge for salad. So while the Diversity in Fashion team were up in Edinburgh, we asked a few people out on the street what they thought about size zero models, their eating habits and their effect on today’s youth.

One woman commented that “the size of the models on the catwalk these days is sending out the wrong message... it’s emulating the wrong thing" and she was not alone in her views. Walking past the cookie-cutter mannequins in the Edinburgh Harvey Nichols shop window certainly was a resounding reminder of the ‘same old, same old’ mentality in the industry.

Luckily, the feelings of the people we spoke to were positive towards the Diversity in Fashion project and the All Walks campaign. Promoting such a poignant message proved not only to be an amazing opportunity, but also the chance to see that we are not alone in the fight for change.

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