The fashion times, they are a-changing. The London Fashion Week runway diversity gave us a glimpse of the catwalks of the future: size has no revelance, race is insignificant, and age is only as momentous as the ability to stomp and strut down a straight path several times without rest.
The London Fashion Week runway diversity saw divergences in race—for instance, black models were the only models on PPQ’s Spring 2010 catwalk—as well as changes in the sizing game: three “average size" models were cast for the Mark Fast show. Others saw age as inconsequential—Sykes hired models of all ages, one of whom was 81 years old.
This, of course, is not yet the norm for most fashion shows, but a hint at change is better than nothing. Perhaps designers are finally realizing that their real customers are usually not five foot eleven, 21 years old, 110 pounds and white!
London Fashion Week Runway Diversity Includes All Races & Sizes
1. Inclusive Runway - Fashion shows and runway events showcasing diversity in terms of race, size, and age.
2. Body Positive Fashion - Positive body image promoted through fashion shows and designs that embrace different body shapes and sizes.
3. Age-inclusive Modeling - Models of all ages, including older adults, showcased in fashion shows and campaigns.
1. Fashion - Fashion brands and designers embracing inclusivity and diversity in runway events and campaigns.
2. Beauty - Beauty brands promoting positive body image and inclusivity through their products and campaigns.
3. Marketing - Marketing and advertising agencies creating campaigns that promote inclusivity and diversity in the fashion and beauty industries.