All Walks Co Founders - L-R Caryn Franklin, Erin O'Connor and Debra Bourne
On the eve of probably the most identity centric event ever to take place in London,London Fashion Week,7thMan Magazine was invited on 11th of February to the opening of the Late Shift of "All walks Beyond the Catwalk".More than 4,000 people travelled from all over Britain to join All Walks Beyond the Catwalk's celebrate a message of inclusivity and individuality at National Portrait Gallery.
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk gave us a peak at "SNAPPED",a photographic speciment lensed by the one and only fashion photography maestro Rankin, to promote individuality through a series that embodies the All Walks aesthetics:"All Shapes,Ages and Skin Tones!".
Led by fashion insiders and co-founders of All Walks Beyond the Catwalk - Erin O'Connor,Debra Bourne and Caryn Franklin, all engaged in a debate with other industry professionals and bloggers around the issue of contemporary portraiture in fashion photography and how fashion is becoming the lens through which we view our identity, recognising the power of the fashion industry and the messages that it conveys to both women and men.
The 9 portraits shot by Rankin feature S/S'11 pieces from designers Vivienne Westwood, Betty Jackson, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Berardi, Alice by Temperley, Hussein Chalayan, Osman Yousefzada and Stella McCartney.
In All Walks spirit - All were welcome!
See more pictures after the jump!
By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant