Tag: diversity

THE FACES OF FALL: 2017 AD CAMPAIGNS

Now that summer is coming to an end, brands have started to reveal their Fall/Winter 2017 Ad Campaigns. Here are some trends to look out for: structured clothing, which you’ll see in both Moschino and Louis Vuitton. Bright colors make an appearance this fall in Missoni, Miu Miu, and Balenciaga’s campaigns. Prints make a come back…

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MODEL HALIMA ADEN IS REDEFINING AMERICAN BEAUTY

Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden has been turning heads throughout 2017. She's been in the modeling world for a short time, and she's making quite an impact. She is hoping to use her visibility to redefine beauty standards in American mainstream media. Aden started making waves in 2016 when she competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant as…

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MEET THE MODELS REDEFINING THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Diversity is thriving more than ever in the fashion industry. In the past, models being showcased in print and on runways have fit the same thin guidelines of beauty. Now, society is opening more up to models that don’t fit the “normal” beauty standard. It’s showing the world to accept the new standard - women…

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OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2016 ANNOUNCED – CONTROVERSY ENSUES

The 2016 Oscar nominations were released today and with the announcement came several surprises and controversies. While everyone expected Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant to score at least a few nods, the icy frontier tale actually led the pack with nominations in twelve categories including best picture and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. This is DiCaprio’s fifth…

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MATTEL TO RELEASE LINE OF MORE DIVERSE BARBIE DOLLS

Toy empire Mattel will be releasing a new set of more diverse Barbie dolls. Barbie has iconically been known to have unrealistic, exaggerated features, which has controversially been known to be linked to body image issues amongst little girls. Due to a decline in sales, Mattel has now released a new line of dolls of different…

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DIOR NAMES RIHANNA AS NEW SPOKESPERSON

When you think of Dior, do you think of Rihanna? Well you should, because she has been appointed the new spokesperson of the fashion house. On Friday, Dior announced that the singer was to front a film and print campaign for their Secret Garden series, lensed by legendary photographer Steven Klein in the Palace of Versailles, an…

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PHILLIP PLEIN’S STATEMENT AGAINST RACISM IN FASHION

German designer Phillip Plein has released his Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign featuring an exclusive all-black cast of models. The campaign follows a similar casting at his recent women's fashion show in Milan. Plein hasn't necessarily been quiet about his stance on the lack of diversity in the fashion industry - he has openly stated that…

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