The fashion world is slowly becoming more diverse, and models like Winnie Harlow, Jourdan Dunn, and Slick Woods are changing the industry for the better.
There are also male models changing the industry, like Broderick Hunter and Adonis Bosso.
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The 2010s saw the fashion industry embracing diversity more than ever — in fact, 47% of models at the last New York Fashion Week identified as people of color.
But with still more to be done, there are black models working every day to change the industry for the better, including Jillian Mercado, Winnie Harlow, and Precious Lee.
As New York Fashion Week kicks off, here are some of the most important — some already established and some up-and-coming — black models working in the industry today.
Winnie Harlow is one of the most famous and recognizable models working in the industry today.
Harlow’s career began on “America’s Next Top Model” in 2014. After being eliminated, she started working professionally in the industry, appearing in several magazines, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Ebony. The model also appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2018.
She is also famous for being outspoken about her skin condition, vitiligo.
“We have to keep educating people,” Harlow wrote in Glamour. “When the Evening Standard ran a picture of me with a caption describing me as a vitiligo ‘sufferer,’ it tore me to shreds. I said to my agent, ‘WTF. Again? Is this a joke?’ That’s how I feel every single time I see that word placed beside my name. It’s something I see often, so I felt like I should say something. Just because you see someone with whatever it is, even a pimple, you don’t get to say that they are suffering. It’s very rude for anyone to describe …read more
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