Caryn Franklin

Fashion Journalist

Caryn Franklin MBE, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter of fashion throughout the eighties and nineties, is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist.

In nearly 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 names 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, Franklin consults with commercial brands, corporate leadership initiatives as well as progressive educational institutions. She is a research fellow at London School of Fashion and visiting professor of diverse selfhood at Kingston School of Art.

Caryn Franklin MBE, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter of fashion throughout the eighties and nineties, is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist.

In nearly 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 names 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, Franklin consults with commercial brands, corporate leadership initiatives as well as progressive educational institutions. She is a research fellow at London School of Fashion and visiting professor of diverse selfhood at Kingston School of Art.

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