‘Black Models Matter’ Protests Paris Fashion Week

In the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week 2017, 47 models walked the runway. Only four of them were people of color. It was worse in the Gucci show in Milan on February 22, where there were only 17 models of color out of 119 total models. It’s against this background that model Indi Irvin, […]

Fashion Labels Opt for Inclusiveness in Newest Campaigns

I don’t know you if you’ve noticed, but lately it seems like there has been a trend in using less “typical” models to advertise clothing for big-name brands. I for one am over the moon about it; it’s exciting to see different kinds of faces, bodies, and identities being embraced by some of the most […]

Channel Your Inner Model This Halloween

Still unsure of what to wear for Halloween? If you want to dress up for Halloween but are more in favor of a subtler approach, why not channel an actual person by borrowing from their signature style? After all, this holiday is all about having fun dressing up as anything you want (fake blood and […]

On the Runway, The Quirkier, The Better

A trend seen on countless runways during New York Fashion Week wasn’t so much about the garments, but the models wearing them. Designers are often inspired to create collections with help from ethereal and waiflike model-muses, and right now what seems to be the trend of the moment is an offbeat, quirky, model persona. This […]

Model Alliance Seeks to Change the Dark Culture of the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry, as we know, can be a cutthroat, unhealthy, and even dangerous industry for young women and girls. Models from all around the world strive to book clothing campaigns, to walk in fashion shows and be photographed wearing garments from the world’s most renowned designers, often at a cost to their health and […]

Diesel Reboots Its Fall Fashion Campaign

Many high-end fashion labels have long been guilty of using unhealthy-looking waiflike models for their clothing campaigns. Impossibly thin women are the face of many brands; designers and photographers adore muses who showcase the clothing “best,” or so they say. The debate about the ethics of using rail-thin models versus more “full-figured” bodies in clothing […]

Kirstie Clements’ “The Vogue Factor”

Former Australian Vogue editor Kirstie Clements has just published a new memoir, The Vogue Factor. In the book, she focuses on the ever-changing fashion industry; frankly lamenting on the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the industry she was witness to for more than 25 years during her career. According to the book’s […]