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Adverts Replaced By Stunning Photo Exhibition To Reflect Diversity Of British Public

Adverts in shopping centres, train stations and high streets have been replaced by photographs featuring members of the British public to reflect the beauty and diversity of the country. The nationwide exhibition, called Portrait of Britain, lasts throughout September and was envisaged as ‘by the people, of the people, for the people’. Portrait of Britain began…

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Fashion Week Diversity Report Shows SS17 Shows Were Some Of The Most Diverse In ‘Recent History’

The Spring/Summer 2017 catwalks were some of the most racially diverse in history, according to The Fashion Spot. The bi-annual Diversity Report examined 299 runway shows and 8,832 model appearances from New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks this September, and discovered more than 25.4% of the model castings were non-white. It’s a long…

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Black Hair Is Finally Fashionable. But On Whose Terms? Asks Emma Dabiri

Until recently, PhD researcher and writer Emma Dabiri was ashamed of her afro hair. But having spent years of her life undergoing chemical straightening treatments and getting weaves in order to feel beautiful, she’s finally putting her foot down – and has a powerful message for society. Describing her experience growing up with afro hair…

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15 Women Proving You’re Never ‘Too Old’ For Rainbow Hair

Rainbow hair has become a runaway beauty trend of recent years, inspiring experimental styles all over social media and the fun doesn’t have to stop when you reach a ‘certain age’. From fashion icons Zandra Rhodes, Beatrix Ost and Anna Piaggi, to street style snaps and touching stories, we’ve found 15 stunning women proving bright-coloured hair…

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Only White Models Walked The Runway To Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ And People Are Not Happy

A designer is facing an online backlash after sending an all-white cast of models – including Bella Hadid – down the runway to Beyoncé’s song ‘Formation’. IMG Models, the agency representing Hadid, posted a video of the Misha Collection finale at Fashion Week Australia on Instagram and it was swiftly met with controversy. Commenters are calling…

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Curvy Kate ‘Scantilly’ Lingerie Campaign Celebrates The Beauty In Diversity

Curvy Kate has launched one of the world’s most inclusive underwear campaigns for its latest collection, Scantilly. Tired of Photoshopped pictures and ‘unattainable’ beauty, the lingerie brand wanted women to see what its products look like “on a body they can relate to”. To showcase the new range, Curvy Kate enlisted eight powerful women who…

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Vogue’s ‘Real Issue’ Featuring Non-Models Receives Mixed Response

Vogue’s ‘Real Issue’ has received a mixed response, with some praising the move towards diversity, while others have taken umbrage at the use of the term “real”.  The November issue of British Vogue, which hits stands on Thursday 6 October, doesn’t feature a single professional model (that is, if you don’t count the reams of advertising)….

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