The question is, “Are you ready for diversity?”
Yes, it is! 2015 marked a new era in the fashion world, at least, for the models who walk down the runway. Last year’s runway could be summed up in two words: diversity and unconventionality.
The industry is finally opening up to models who don’t fit the traditional mold of rail-thin Caucasian. Last year, you saw Madeline Stuart walk down the runway; then there was Winnie Harlow, the world’s first model with vitiligo; and, to sweeten the deal even more, there were several plus-size models who redefined confidence and presented us with an alternative to the traditional “beautiful, sexy body.”
These 10 models are redefining fashion industry standards:
There’s no doubt this year that body image and diversity were the two major topics in the fashion industry. Brands created feel-good campaigns and models themselves took a strong stance on the heated issues. Ladies like Ashley Graham rallied behind the plus-size movement while model Madeline Stuart proved a genetic disorder doesn’t make anyone less beautiful.
We can’t wait to see what changes 2016 has to offer!