2015 the year... size mattered
From BMI to “beach body ready,” this was the year we got real about representation.
france passes law banning 'excessively thin models'
Women entering the profession will need a doctor's certificate to confirm they are in good health.
could an age limit of 18 protect model health?
i-D attended a government inquiry into model health led by Caroline Nokes MP last week, where models, agents, diversity activists and medical professionals all seemed to see the sense in raising the minimum catwalk age from 16 to 18.
size matters - caryn franklin
In our final film of Size Matters week, we speak to Caryn Franklin - fashion commentator, Master of Science student and all round i-D i-Con. Co-founder of the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, an initiative which promotes diverse beauty...
size matters - sabina karlsson
Size Matters week continues with Sabina Karlsson, the one time Swedish high fashion model who said no to pressure to fight her natural size. One of the many differing and the divine body types to have been showcased in the pages of i-D, we meet Sabina...
iskra lawrence defines what it means to be a body image activist
Call yourself an activist? Then do something…
imagining a radical fashion future with diversity pioneer caryn franklin
A fashion editor and co-editor of i-D in the 80s, Caryn Franklin has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and is a co-founder of All Walks, a charity promoting diverse body and beauty ideals in fashion. Ahead of the government's inquiry...
bask in the beauty of body diversity
Our #SizeMatters week has us delving deep into the i-D archives. We all know that variety is the spice of life so celebrate the beauty in the differing and the divine body types that have been showcased in the pages of i-D.
a girl’s guide to body image
You don't have to be beautiful, acceptance doesn't come from within and remember that your face is making someone else money.
size matters - barbie ferreira
In the second of our week of films on whether fashion needs a body image health check, we hear from Barbie Ferreira, the 18-year old queen of the in-between who definitely isn’t into your Beach Body Ready bullshit. Confronted with the sad reality that...
size matters - rosie nelson
Fashion has a health problem. After a number of young women spoke out about the incredible pressure to stay super-thin, the UK government is launching an inquiry into model health with an all party discussion on December 1st. In the run up, i-D...
how ideals of beauty and the body differs across race
Whilst fashion has long hailed the skinny, white woman as the image of perfection, body ideals amongst other races and cultures have always been more diverse…