17 Models Bringing Their Black Girl Magic to the Fashion Week Runways
More black models walked the Fashion Week runways in 2018 than ever before. Almost 40 percent of the models in the Fall 2018 shows were models of color, almost double the percentage reported in 2015. Black models are making strides that in years past would have never seemed possible: opening and closing some of the biggest shows, appearing in groundbreaking campaigns, and splashing the covers of some of the biggest magazines. These models are showing what the power of a little melanin and a lot of strength can do for the fashion industry.
There is still a long way to go for inclusion on the runway. It's not often you see someone who is differently abled, trans, or any size that would qualify as plus-size walking the catwalk. But tides are shifting in the world of fashion, and it's cause for celebration. Read ahead for some of the black models who are changing the catwalk one step at a time.