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Three cheers for Caryn Franklin, Debra Bourne and Erin O Connor’s initiative ‘All Walks Beyond the Catwalk‘ which bought some much-needed diversity to the catwalk at London Fashion Week. For the third season, All Walks bought us models of varying age, size and skin colour, who posed this morning for a photocall with top photographer Rankin to launch their latest campaign, SNAPPED.
All Walks was the reason Hayley Morley so famously stepped out in skintight knitwear for Mark Fast a couple of years ago. This season, Hayley’s already been spotted at the LOOK show, a celeb-studded show of the best from the high street, organised by the magazine of the same name. She was accompanied by fellow plus size models Laura Catteral and Crystal Renn (who’s looked slinkier than ever opening the show in a gold sequinned frock). It’s great to see models of all shapes and sizes modelling stuff we mere mortals can actually afford to buy – I particularly loved Hayley in her Oasis wrap dress (see video below).
Top photo, Rankin is joined by:
Valerie – UK Size 12 – (67yrs) wears Antonio Berardi
Katie – UK Size 14 – wears Giles Deacon
Naomi – UK Size 14 – wears Hussein Chalayan
Amira – UK Size 8 – wears Osman Yousefzada
Sheila – UK Size 8 wears Stella McCartney
Daphne – UK Size 8 (80yrs old) wears Vivienne Westwood
Marte – UK Size 14 – wears Betty Jackson
Natasha – UK Size 8 – wears Matthew Williamson
Kirsty – UK Size 14 – wears Alice Temperley