Caryn Franklin MBE
As the former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and BBC broadcaster for 15 years on prime-time programmes, Caryn Franklin MBE has explored the politics of image and self-esteem extensively over 37 years of fashion practice in commercial, educational and activist positions.
As an esteemed writer, broadcaster and director, Caryn was the face of The Clothes Show, which spanned over twelve years, Style Challenge and many others during her broadcasting career.
As a fashion activist, Caryn has co-created a variety of campaigns. Her projects have involved refugees in battle zones, workers in free-trade-zone slums, mental health experts, MP's and government ministers as well as international design names, the fashion industry’s innovators and ordinary women in a personal styling capacity.
She has written for magazines, newspapers and produced 4 books and authored many TV documentaries.
She is a visiting lecturer and holds a variety of honorary fellowships as well as an honorary doctorate.
She has co-created ground breaking campaigns and has been co-chair of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer since 1996 and co-founder and former director of the award-winning diversity initiative: All Walks Beyond the Catwalk 2009 – 2015.
In 2013 Caryn received an MBE and in 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Psychology to become Professor of Diverse Selfhood at Kingston School of Art.
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