Caryn Franklin MBE

Caryn Franklin MBE

Caryn Franklin MBE, MSc (Psyche) MBPsS - former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter throughout the eighties and nineties, is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist. In four decades of practice Caryn has explored the politics of image and self-esteem through commercial, educational and activist positions with projects involving international design talent and everyday users of fashion as well as refugees in battle zones, workers in free-trade-zone slums, mental-health and body-image experts, MP's and Government.

She takes a keen interest in sustainability both material and emotional and has written for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, produced 4 books, authored many TV shows and documentaries on fashion and co-created groundbreaking campaigns such Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and the multi-award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. In recent years and with an MSc in applied psychology, specialising in selfhood, gender, inclusivity and bias, Caryn also consults with commercial brands, corporate leadership initiatives as well as progressive educational institutions internationally. She is a visiting lecturer, holding both honorary fellowship and doctorate posts, and is visiting professor at Kingston School of Art.

A council member of the newly formed organisation FACE: Fashion Academics Creating Equality, Caryn also pursues the accelerated recruitment and progression of Black academics and student creatives as well as the inclusion of Black style and culture, to course and module evaluation metrics.

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