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Are You Represented: Workshop & Talk By Leading Diversity Voices In Fashion

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Are You Represented? Love fashion, but the FROW doesn't look or sound like you? This talk & workshop will cover diversity &inclusion.

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Fashion Roundtable pose the question: #areyourepresented.

Ethnic diversity in the fashion industry currently at 9%, with London now at 33% BAME residents and the rest of the UK at 13%, it is clearly a timely conversation. Zebedee Management, the leading inclusive model agency in London did not have a single model booking over London Fashion Week, while Non-Binary is still not legally recognised as a gender.

We have an industry crying out for sustainable solutions which move beyond headline grabbing greenwashing.

Meanwhile the gender pay gap is actually going backwards; and of course with the threat of a No Deal Brexit looming large, we need to understand the impacts this will have on our and our businesses, if any of us are to survive in a saturated global market.

For our second anniversary celebration, Fashion Roundtable will bring together leading voices from our Representation in the Fashion Industry work, as well as brilliant advocates, highlighting propositions and solutions for a a way forward for your business and the fashion industry to become more inclusive and representative and for you to have the empowerment tools you need #areyourepresented

Confirmed speakers and workshop leads include:

A workshop led by TV Presenter, Fashion Editor and icon, as well as Fashion's leading Diversity expert Caryn Franklin will lead our workshop on diversity and Inclusion.

This will then be followed by a panel discussion with our exciting panel of experts.

Caryn Franklin MBE from fashion editor at cult magazine i-D, to TV presenter on The Clothes Show, Caryn has led the conversation on fashion, culture and identity politics. Caryn has always been interested in the politics of image and self-esteem as well as straight fashion. Her projects have involved refugees in battle zones, workers in free-trade-zone slums, mental health experts, MP's and Government Ministers and of course the fashion industry’s innovators. In Caryn's words: "If we’re to turn fashion’s failures into opportunities, we need a plurality of voices to explore how we might re-write the terms for success in fashion and secure a sustainable future for the industry. Starting with civic responsibility, biophysical limits, and human togetherness we can begin to define the role of fashion in creating a better world."

Miss SaHHara is a singer/songwriter, fashion model, beauty queen, the founder of TransValid.org and UK Trans Awards. A keen beauty and fashion enthusiast, she has catwalked for numerous designers at London Fashion Week, graced the covers of several magazines, hosted and appeared in shows across Africa, Europe and Asia.In 2011, Miss saHHara was the subject of a Sky Living documentary exploring the lives of trans women participating in beauty pageants in Thailand. This programme had several re-runs worldwide pulling total audience figures of over 1.4 million. During the filming in Thailand she came out in International news media as the first transgender woman from Nigeria. In 2014, she was crowned the first ever Super Sireyna Worldwide, a global transgender beauty pageant for exceptional individuals with talent, grace and brain on one of Philippines biggest daytime television show called Eat Bulaga broadcasted on GMA Network to millions of people worldwide. It made her the first black trans woman to win an international beauty competition. At the pageant, she represented her birth country Nigeria, to draw attention to the negative attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in Africa. As part of her advocacy work, she started TransValid Organisation, a global awareness project for transgender people and allies to tackle misconceptions, fear, and violence against transgender people worldwide. TransValid empowers the community by using media forums and outreach programs to educate members of the public.

Arif Miah Founder & Strategy Director of Mud Orange, a creative agency with a specialism in Muslim audiences. Arif is an avid writer on topics surrounding ethnicity and faith to drive greater representation and engagement. He most recently wrote the report 'Modest Fashion: The Industry's Best Kept Secret', which looks at how fashion brands continuously miss the mark when communicating to Muslims and have a lot to consider if they want to capture the Muslim pound. Arif started his career at Ogilvy, where he wrote 'The Great British Ramadan' report which dives deep into the third biggest occasion in the British calendar, and also co-founded Ogilvy roots, a network that champions greater ethnic representation in strategy and creative output. Now founding his own creative agency with a fellow Muslim creative, Arif wants to help brands connect with audiences who have long flown under the radar

Grace Woodward TV Presenter, stylist and curator of Body Of Work: a series of nude unretouched portraits, addressing body image, identity politics and the fame game glamour so many of us have bought into. In Grace's words Body Of Work is: “An apology to women: "I’m sorry if I ever lied with my image. It’s an apology to models, who, on the urging of photographers, she manipulated into doing things they weren’t comfortable with. “A tit here, or splitting the dress a bit higher. My fervour to succeed overrode my compassion. I feel awful about that today.” It’s also an apology to the people who saw her on TV. “I’ve starved myself, taken diet pills, been 7st. And while there are pockets of brilliance in fashion, in TV it’s still only tits and teeth, and women are there to bring the pretty. Female presenters still have to do fitness videos and shrink themselves and can’t possibly have an angry opinion about something. With my apology, I’m saying: ‘I think there’s another way. You don’t have to control yourself, or constantly smile. Things need to get messy and we need to all be in it together."

Clara H, a model represented by Zebedee Model Management. Clara is beautiful inside and out. She loves fashion and runs a fashion and lifestyle blog. She has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and is a full time wheelchair user. In Clara's words: "Myself and my fellow @zebedee_management models intend to do our absolute best to represent all those with disabilities & differences and help bring a change in the Fashion Industry to better people’s lives now and for future generations across the UK."

Jermaine Francis, Photographer, working across fashion, portraiture and social commentary. His work has featured in magazines such as Vogue, Porter and Beauty Papers and in galleries including the National Portrait Gallery. His exhibition in collaboration with i-D The Invisibles, highlighting the epidemic rise in homelessness in the UK opened at Protein Studios last month. Jermaine said of the work: “I didn’t enjoy making this project. About a year ago, I began noticing tents popping up around the urban landscape. I already knew that homelessness had increased and increased everywhere, not just in London — but the tents cemented it. Research from Shelter has revealed that there are about 300, 000 homeless people in the UK, an increase of 13, 000 in the past year alone . This means that one in every 200 people in Britain are homeless. If you add in those who are unrecorded, or sleeping two and three to one tent, that number is even higher."

Kay Davis: Central St Martins graduate, Artist, Textile Designer and workshop facilitator. Highlighted by Vogue and Buzzfeed as one to watch. About her work, Kay says: "Through Painting, Illustration, Textiles Design and more I create stories that interlink with ongoing themes that Celebrate youth, Black culture, Girlhood and all things nostalgic. Using design to pay homage to my upbringing I connect community and evoke sweet memories of childhood."

Timings:

Arrival: 7pm - 7.30pm

Workshop: 7.30pm - 8.15pm

Q&A with the panel: 8.30pm - 9pm

Networking: 9pm - 10pm

To see more of our work on this topic, please go to: https://www.fashionroundtable.co.uk/are-you-represented

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