My interview for Radio 5 Live

My interview for Radio 5 Live

Hi you.

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Here is the link for my interview last week for Radio 5 Live with Emma Barnette. To listen to it you need to register on the BBC website. After that go to the date – 03 Nov 2017 and I start talking at 2:46 min. Emma is so lovely and the BBC building in the city centre is amazing, so big. That feeling that we are inside of the television.

I hope you enjoy it. I am talking about fashion, Models of Diversity and our street survey, Jeans and more.

Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxgsv

Please let me know if you listen to it.

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SBx

 

 

 

 

How Diversity Changed Fashion

How Diversity Changed Fashion

Hi guys

Just saw an article in Elle magazine, and I would like to share with you the lines that caught my attention.

…”And yet we’re in a moment where fashion is celebrating individuality and having open conversations about racial diversity and gender fluidity. Those discussions are reflected in the casting. Trans model Hari Nef walked the Gucci runway in a show-stopping all red look. Creative Director Alessandro Michele also handed the reigns of the brand’s Snapchat to her so she could record her fashion week adventures.”…

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Wheeliechix-chic Last Collection – Wheelchair Model

 

YES! The changing is happening. New designers are coming, with innovation and a totally different set mind.

And here is the point: … “So are times changing? Slowly. An AW16 diversity report from theukfashionspot.co.uk notes that less than a quarter of all the models who walked this season were people of colour. That means that in all four cities combined, 75.25% of the models cast were white…”

As you can see we are still talking about colours, what to say about plus-sized and disabled ?? Yes, things are changing slowly but we need more.

My question is: – What do you suggest for us to make this change and integrate more diversity and equality in the fashion industry?? All comments are welcome.

Lets opening it to debate, I would love to hear your opinion, and maybe together we can find a “solution”.

You can read the full article on the link below: http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/trends/longform/a31200/diversity-in-fashion/

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SB x

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

Hello you.

The good news in the world of fashion is: Tommy Hilfiger launched an adaptive fashion line for disabled people. It is the revolution happening. Take a look at the full article on the link below.

The fashion industry, despite its recent strides in diversity, isn’t known for its accessibility. There are very few brands who go out of their way to accommodate disabled people or those with limited mobility. In fact, it can be difficult to get into many pairs of jeans even when you’re able-bodied.

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Disabled Models

So it’s a real punch in the air that Tommy Hilfiger has just launched a collection specifically designed for disabled adults. It’s not their first foray into adaptive fashion – they launched a line for kids back in 2016. But this is their first time doing a sportswear line based off pieces from Tommy Hilfiger collections. We’re talking adjusted seams and openings.

Magnetic and velcro closures. Magnetic zips. Adjusted leg openings

 

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/19/tommy-hilfiger-launches-an-adaptive-fashion-line-for-disabled-adults-7012169/?ito=cbshare

Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.

Best

Sam

Is this what real beauty looks like?

Is this what real beauty looks like?

Hello you!

What is your concept of normality and the beauty? I really want to write an article about it. But for now please take a look at this article.

Is this what real beauty looks like? 

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Is this what real beauty looks like?

“Go to Google Images right now,” says photographer Mihaela Noroc, “and search ‘beautiful women’.”

I do as she tells me. Millions of results come back.

“What do you see?” she asks. “Very sexualised images, right?”

Yes. Many of the women in the top pictures are wearing high heels and revealing clothes, and most fit into the same physical mould – young, slim, blonde, perfect skin.

“So beauty all the time is like that,” Mihaela says. “Objectifying women, treating them in a very sexualised way, which is unfortunate.

“Women are not like that. We have our stories, our struggles, our power, but we just need to be represented, because of young women, they see only images like this every day, so they need to have more confidence that they can look the way they look and be considered beautiful.

“But,” she adds, “Google is us, because we are all influencing these images.”

Mihaela has just released her first photography book, Atlas of Beauty, which features 500 of her own portraits of women.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41736574