The Fall 2016 season of New York Fashion Week was the most diverse in recent history according to our bi-annual diversity report, and the movement toward inclusion is trickling over to Paris. H&M Studio, one of the first brands to show at Paris this season, enlisted a diverse group of models to walk its Fall 2016 fashion show.
Though several models of color, including Jourdan Dunn, graced the runway, the cast wasn’t just racially diverse. Transgender models Andreja Pejić and Hari Nef also stormed the catwalk.
Veteran models Amber Valletta and Pat Cleveland also made an appearance, Pat with daughter Anna in tow.
And plus-size model Ashley Graham, who just made history as the first size 16 model to cover the Sports Illustrated Swim issue, also walked in the show.
In a statement, Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M Creative Director, said, “This collection is about the strength and beauty of women and how we express that power through our style.” We love that the Swedish fashion chain is celebrating the strength and beauty of all women, instead of just a few. Bravo.
Check out the full H&M Studio Fall 2016 collection here:
H&M Studio Fall 2016
[via The Standard]