Women in Fashion
Created by Daisy Walker in 2015 as an antidote to an often exclusive and unrepresentative industry, Women in Fashion is a feminist non-profit organisation providing women & men in the fashion industry with a platform to discuss issues in order to provoke change. Tackling issues such as diversity, representation of gender, age discrimination, sexism etc, the aim is to create a tangible offline space that allows the layers of these issues to be explored and shared with the goal of changing the negative aspects of an industry we love.
Monthly sessions are usually open to 15 people only and are first come, first serve. These are safe spaces, where openness and confidentiality is key. Please check the Events page and follow WIF on Instagram for updates on upcoming events. Check us out in the Dazed 100 :)
Women in Fashion Radio
I’m co-hosting the Women in Fashion radio show on Foundation FM, a female-led community radio station, with Daisy Walker, founder of Women in Fashion. We’ll be bringing the spirit of the Women in Fashion IRL sessions to a wider audience.
March: Money, featuring author of Open Up: The Power of Talking about Money, Alex Holder. Listen back here.
February: Success and failure, featuring designer Clio Peppiatt. Listen back here.
January: Race and diversity, featuring photographer Lucie Rox and stylist/consultant Bemi Shaw. Listen back here.
December: Social media, featuring Babyface co-founder and Dazed Beauty editor Nellie Eden. Listen back here.
November: Anxiety, featuring fashion comms professional Grant Goulding. Listen back here.
Women in Fashion session: BRANDED TOGETHER
I co-hosted a Women in Fashion session in November 2018, called Branded Together. Together we'll be tackling the relationship between activists and brands in a more engaged consumer-led society. Can activists be used in an authentic way to bring politics to consumerism? What are the pros and cons of fashion embracing activism? And does an industry based on trends carry longevity for true change?