Model Anok Yai continues her fashion model rise, styled by Carlos Nazario in sophisticated, modern luxury for ‘Anok in Paris’. Roe Ethridge flashes Anok for Vogue Italia August 2019.
The September 2019 issue of American Vogue heads south to New Orleans, with a heavy-duty lineup up talent. Models Adesuwa Aighewi, Anok Yai, Binx Walton, Joan Smalls, Paloma Elsesser, Selena Forrest and Ugbad join actor MJ Rodriguez, entertainers Dev Hynes, Ian Isiah, Jon Batiste and Haitian-American fashion designer and founder of the menswear label Pyer Moss Kerby Jean-Raymond. Local additions include members of the Mt. Kingdom choir and Creole chef Kevin Belton.
Stylist Carlos Mazario turns out the the well-heeled cast for images by Oliver Hadlee Pearch./ Hair by Cyndia Harvey; makeup by Susia Sobol
Models Anok Yai and Alton Mason are styled by Pedro Sales in ‘Free Spirit’, a super fab editorial lensed by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Brasil August 2019./ Makeup by Georgi Sandev; hair by Luigi Murenu
Models Anok Yai, Bente Oort, Hang Yu, Huang Shixin, Ilja Sizov, Kaia Gerber, Maike Inga, Paul Hameline, and Yassine Jaajoui.star in Versace’s Fall 2019 Ad Campaign. Fashion photographer Steven Meisel is behind the lens with creative direction by Ferdinando Verderi. Jacob K styles the models in this first release of campaign images.. / Set design by Mary Howard; makeup by Pat McGrath; hair by Guido Palau
Vogue Japan kicks off the Fall 2019 fashion season, releasing a major parade of model covers styled by Anna Dello Russo. Photographers Luigi & Iango are behind the lens bringing 10 top models front and center. They include Adut Akech, Anok Yai, Fran Summers, Hikari Mori, Kris Grikaite, Primrose Archer, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Remington Williams, Signe Veiteberg and Ugbad.
On a side note, many of fashion’s most articulate voices — Naomi Campbell to name one — are watching this year of models of color on the march. Personally, I think we’re entering a period of continued ascendancy for models of color, who are being propelled forward in the culture from politics to Hollywood and beyond.
I’m one of the people who is counting, tracking, observing any sign of the fashion industry falling back into old bad habits (which is a nice way of describing past reality.) If Vogue Japan is an indication, this new, beautiful and inspiring reality is going strong into Fall 2019. Our foot is on the pedal, and we’re not letting up on the drive for women of color to finally bloom in all their glory. We want to kick that door wide open and bolt it to the wall, so that it never closes on them again. Ever. ~ Anne
Sarah Mower is the first person voice behind Vogue’s August 2019 in-depth ‘The Present Is Female: The Designers Behind a Fashion Revolution.’
A FEMALE CULTURE runs far and wide across the landscape of 21st-century fashion. It’s there at the top of the canopy, in major Parisian houses; it pervades the uprising of young, self-made independents and generations of established entrepreneurs: a multifaceted critical mass of women steadily working to change an industry for the better. What’s remarkable is the way they talk about feeling, their agile ability to intuit the time we live in, and their quiet but steady turning of the fashion world toward the overthrow of bad and old institutional behaviors.