Model Pupils

Model Pupils


If you’ve got kids on half term, make Bristol Fashion Week a highlight of the holidays. Alongside cool catwalk trends, they’ll see that confidence is about individuality, not just how you look

It may not be the most obvious educational trip, but there’s a lot to learn about fashion, appearance, individuality and inclusiveness at Bristol Fashion Week for Spring Summer ’18. 


For the first time ever, we’re devoting our shows to a celebration of difference. Our hashtag #fashionforeveryone says it all – diversity in appearance is no barrier to looking and feeling great.
And to prove it, this season’s shows have our most eclectic cast yet. Here are just three of the inspiring women you can see at The Mall. 


Real role models for the next generation


Kelly Knox is a model, mother and self proclaimed warrior who believes that beauty should not be defined by ability, size, age, colour or gender choice. 

She was born without a left forearm and, from the age of 7, decided not to wear a prosthesis.

Listed in the Power 100 – Britain’s most influential people with a disability  - Kelly is devoted to motivating future generations and dismissing society’s preconceptions about disability and the beauty ideal.

She focuses her modelling career on inspiring people who need to develop confidence. Come and see Kelly owning the catwalk at Bristol Fashion Week, and show your kids that nothing can stop them achieving their ambitions. 


Dr Amy Slater

Amy is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at The Univeristy of the West of England in Bristol.  


She researches body image, especially in adolescents and children, looking at the influence of media, the internet and, in particular, social networking sites like Facebook, in how young people develop body image concerns.  Amy’s latest research looks at the relationship between selfies and body satisfaction.

Bristol Fashion Week is proud to support CAR’s work – you can meet the team and find out more about their research in the Be You zone upstairs at the Mall during Fashion Week.


Katie Piper

It is 10 years since a horrific acid attack left 24 year old model Katie Piper with severe burns and scarring.  
Since then, she has become a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity founder, campaigning for a world where burns and scarring can never limit your sense of worth, inclusion and well being.
In a time of glossy magazines, Photoshop, Instagram and Snapchat filters and app dating, keeping in touch with reality can be hard. 

Taking centre stage at Bristol Fashion Week alongside co-host Mark Heyes, Katie will show us all that, no matter how big or small our challenges, we all have the strength to step forward with confidence.  
For more inspiration and #fashionforeveryone at Bristol Fashion Week, book your tickets online now