The Inspiring Way 1 Brand Is Embracing the Transgender Community

You may only know & Other Stories as the polished sister brand to popular store H&M, but there's a new reason to get excited about this fashion-insider favorite: its commitment to diversity. The Swedish import's new campaign stars transgender models Valentijn De Hingh and Hari Nef — but that's not all. & Other Stories is also working with transgender professionals on a special capsule collection that everyone will flip for. The line skews toward athletic styles, but design details like bright metallics, sheer mesh, and sleek leather give it the high-fashion aesthetic we already love from & Other Stories.

Other brands including ModCloth are also embracing the transgender community, and as high-profile stars like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner continue to raise awareness, we hope that more brands will continue to follow suit. Read on for a look at the new campaign before the collection hits stores on Aug. 20.