Models of colour in Fashion
ILLUM FASHION SHOW, style, fashion and lack of Diversity
Two weeks ago I was at the Illum fashion show, the second one this year. The show was an amazing one hour of fashion inspiration on the latest trends, a chilled glass of white wine, water and some smoothies were served.
I love how they played with proportion and colour in the styling of the different outfits. There were different types of looks, from preppy, sport luxe to glam. I loved some of their looks and could see myself trying them out with what I already have in my wardrobe.
One thing that always captures my attention apart from fashion is the people wearing the clothes. Were there black women/ women of colour walking the runway? Yes, but it was like a drop in the ocean. I would have loved to see a more diverse representation of models.
Let us see if things will change. On a fashion note though, feast your eyes on these images.
What is your opinion on the lack of diversity generally?