Hox How To: Exploring Body Image & Identity Politics
In a world that bombards us with media messages and unknowingly navigates our thoughts on what the beauty ideal is and what beauty looks like, how do you shift your thinking away from the ingrained standards we’ve been sold for decades? Fashion retailers are now actively using ‘plus-size’ models in their campaigns – and with financial benefits – but is it on the cusp of becoming a trend, and are the models really representing what it means to be body positive? How can we actively champion and create a culture of body positivity – of all bodies and everybody – for good, and what can be done to make sure the shift in consciousness is permanent?
Join us for the last event in our Hox How To: Fashion series hosted by Fashion Roundtable, for an evening of thought-provoking discussion, workshops and shopping, with some of the industry’s most inspiring, creative and ambitious players. We’ll unpick the biases and ideas around inclusivity and diversity within fashion, and debate how to actively move the body positivity conversation forward.
Returning to The Hox as our moderator and chair for the evening is Tamara Cincik (CEO and founder of Fashion Roundtable and secretariat of the All Party Parlimentary Group for Textiles and Fashion) who will be joined by Caryn Franklin MBE (Professor of Diversity in Fashion), Farrah Storr (Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, author of 'The Discomfort Zone'), Grace Woodward (Fashion Commentator and 'Body of Work' creator), Chidera Eggerue (author of 'What A Time To Be Alone' and creator of the #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER movement), Jules Van Hep (celebrity tanning expert and creator of The Isle of Paradise beauty range) and Jacob Mallison-Bird (model and drag-queen polymath).
Caryn Franklin MBE will also be running a Body Confidence Workshop and we'll also be hosting a mini-market of brands promoting body confidence and inclusivity.
Drinks and food included within ticket price.
6:30pm - Networking & nibbles
7:00pm - 8:00pm – Body Confidence Workshop with Caryn Franklin MBE (£7)
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Break & drinks
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Exploring Body Image & Identity Politics panel discussion (£7)
All night pass - both talks (£10)