Sadly, NYFW is officially winding down. But, there’s a lot to celebrate in what this season had to offer.
It’s common knowledge that the fashion industry doesn’t feature models of color or promote diversity nearly as much as it should. Now, it’s great to see one of fashion’s elite taking a stand to change that. Zac Posen cast predominantly models of color for his February 15 show.
And it was only right, as Zac was inspired by Princess Elizabeth of Toro, a lawyer and the first African woman to be admitted to the English bar.
But this wasn’t the only time the designer made a strong statement. He was also photographed with a bold bag by model Ashley Chew that read, “Black Models Matter.”
In another showing of diversity, Australian model Madeline Stewart graced the runway for Nancy Vuu at Style Fashion Week. Madeline suffers from Down Syndrome, but that didn’t come close to stopping her from winning over the hearts of the audience as she strutted her catwalk.
Own it, Madeline!
Meanwhile, model Leomie Anderson shared her thoughts on fashion’s lack of diversity, not only on the runway, but backstage as well. The model tweeted that black hairstylists and makeup artists are needed behind-the-scenes.
Leomie shared these thoughts while backstage at a show on Wednesday. Although there’s been progress, we’ve still got a long way to go.
Click through the gallery below for more pictures of the diverse faces on the runway at NYFW.
SOURCE: Fashionista | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram
Meet The 2023 McDonald's Black and Positively Golden Change Leaders: 10 Young, Black Leaders Who Are Leading The Way to a Better Future
The AT&T Rising Future Makers Showcase Is Now Open: HBCU Students, Enter For A Chance To Win $5,000
WTF! Bashid McLean Poses For A Photo With His Mother's Decapitated Head! (PHOTOS)
Watch: BET+ Debuts 'First Lady of BMF: Tonesha Welch Story' Trailer & First Look Photos
GOATED: Happy 42nd Birthday To Serena Williams!
HORRIFIC! Footage Shows Two Girls Brutally Beating 16-Year-Old Before Holding Her Down To Be Raped (GRAPHIC)
22 Memorable Nip Slips & Wardrobe Malfunctions You HAVE To See Now
Happy Eggplant Friday! Here Are 26 Celebrity D*ck Pics To Start Your Weekend