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British ‘Vogue’ Celebrates African Models, a New York State Senator Discusses The Fashion Act

Plus, Tommy Hilfiger is reportedly set to collaborate with Richard Quinn and Martine Rose.

<p>Photo: Rafael Pavarotti/British Vogue</p>

Photo: Rafael Pavarotti/British Vogue

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

British Vogue celebrates African models with its February 2022 cover
British Vogue‘s February 2022 cover features a group of nine young African models — Amar Akway, Majesty Amare, Akon Changkou, Nyagua Ruea, Abény Nhial, Maty Fall, Janet Jumbo, Adut Akech and Anok Yai — with the goal of “redefining what it is to be a model.” Styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Rafael Pavarotti, the shoot illustrates how, “with a new generation of African models in the spotlight, fashion is at last embracing what it is to be truly global,” as Funmi Fetto puts it in the accompanying story. {British Vogue}

New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi on The Fashion Act
Elle’s Veronique Hyland interviews New York

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Models make strides for Tides in Rock the Runway fashion show | WTAJ

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – New York Fashion Week has nothing against Rock the Runway!

It’s a fashion show on Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. – 9 p-m hosted by Diamonds and Lace Bridal in State College.

“Santa will be here for everybody to enjoy take pictures with. We have great appetizers, we have wine flowing, and we have just good upbeat music and fashion to be seen by everybody. So come out and join us for our last hoorah here at Diamonds and Lace,” said owner Diana Zeisky.

Collaborating with LOCK Boutique in Bellefonte, models will take the runway showing off all the latest holiday looks as they make strides for Tides.

Tides is a local non-profit support program for grieving children, teens and adults which all of the fashion show’s proceeds will be going towards.

“It’s amazing to us, it means the world.

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Six Indigenous Models On Finally Feeling Seen in Fashion

When Gabriela Hearst debuted her new spring 2022 collection during New York Fashion Week in September, her inclusive presentation stood out. For starters, Hearst collaborated with two Navajo weavers, Naiomi Glasses and TahNibaa Naataanii, to craft some of her new woven dresses and trenches. But she also cast a stellar lineup of Indigenous models to walk in the show, including Quannah Chasinghorse, Celeste Romero, and Valentine Alvarez. The Indigenous representation was not lost on the many fresh new faces backstage. “I really never saw Indigenous folks up on billboards or at fashion week, representing major commercial brands,” says Cherokee Jack, an Aniyunwiya model who walked the runway and held back tears after the show. “Now, kids on the rez, and even Indigenous folks in the city, can now look and see that it’s possible.”

Hearst aside, this past fashion month overall proved to be a real turning point in

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Models Describe Anti-Asian Racism in the Fashion Industry

Over the last year, there’s been an outpouring of stories about anti-Asian racism and violence in the United States, particularly in the wake of COVID-19. But this isn’t an issue with one source — while the pandemic saw increased reports of anti-Asian racism, it’s a form of violence Asian Americans from all walks of life have experienced for many years, on the streets, in social settings, and in the workplace. That’s true too for Asian people in the modeling industry.   

While many models experience adversity at work (for example, pressure to be a certain size, sexual harassment, financial exploitation, and no regulation around labour protections), Asian models face unique challenges. Asian models have claimed to experience a host of anti-Asian actions at work, but the fashion industry has yet to sufficiently address the issue. Cultural appropriation, sexual harassment, tokenism, racism and yellow-face are just a few of the ways

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