Body Beautiful Round Table
3 Oct 2019
Inspired by our Body Beautiful: Diversity on the catwalk exhibition, join our panel of fashion leaders and activists for an empowering discussion on the fashion industry's responsibility to better reflect society.
Auditorium, Level 1, entry via Lothian Street.
Adults £7, Members & Conc.* £6, Students £5
*Over 60s, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people go free.
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Panellists include educator and activist Sinéad Burke, writer and model Jamie Windust, fashion journalist Alyson Walsh and designers Teatum Jones and Georgina Johnson and international supermodel, broadcaster and curator Eunice Olumide.
Sinéad Burke is a lecturer and diversity advocate. Her TED talk explored 'Why design should include everyone'. Sinead appears on the September cover of Vogue in the “Forces For Change” issue, guest-edited by The Duchess of Sussex.
Mal Burkinshaw is Programme Director of Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art and Director of the Diversity Network. Fashion students at Edinburgh College of Art are taught the concept of Emotionally Considerate Design, where designers are asked to be more considerate to a diverse range of body sizes, age, race and perceptions of beauty.
A graduate of London College of Fashion, Georgina Johnson is the multidisciplinary artist behind contemporary womenswear brand Laundry Service and arts programme, The Laundry.
Alongside Catherine Teatum, Rob Jones heads up luxury womenswear brand Teatum Jones. Rob and Catherine believe in the power of fashion to present a pro-social message of inclusivity and positive identity.
Eunice Olumide, is an international supermodel, broadcaster and curator. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Eunice Olumide was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Arts, Broadcasting and Charity work. She is currently an Ambassador for Zero Waste Scotland and Fashion Targets.
Described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the ‘women over 40 influencing the internet’, Alyson Walsh is a freelance fashion journalist, author and founder of the popular lifestyle and fashion website, That’s Not My Age. A former fashion editor with many years’ experience on women’s magazines, on a freelance basis Alyson has contributed to the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and Stella magazine, The Pool, allaboutyou.com (Hearst Digital), M&S, Sainsbury’s and Saga magazines.
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- The Lothian Street entrance and Auditorium are wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet.
- There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.
- Lifts are available to all floors.
- Accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
- There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
- Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
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