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 starring on 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 still is a long way to go for inclusion on the runway. It's not often you seen someone who is differently-abled, trans, or any size that's in between small and plus walking the catwalk. But, it is still true that things are changing and shifting in the world of fashion, and it's a cause for celebration. Read ahead for some of the black models that are changing the catwalks one step at a time.