The irrepressible Winnie Harlow delivers three iconic covers for the May 2018 issue of Harper's Bazaar Singapore's May 2018 issue dedicated to diversity. Harlow is lensed by her close friend Yu Tsai. Harper's Singapore writes: "Winnie Harlow, couldn’t be more apt to front our May beauty issue and its focus on diversity. In an industry that prides itself on selling the idea of the ultimate fantasy and impeccable perfection, Winnie Harlow’s unique look has won her fashion and beauty campaigns, and millions of followers for breaking down borders and pushing through a new discourse on what is considered 'normal'. "
Also featured in the issue are unique, powerhouse personalities Oprah Winfrey, Iris Apfel and Carmen Dell'Orefice "proving that being chic doesn't have an expiry date." The editor's message continues in an inspiring way: "Of all the voices that have been ringing out loud and proud this year, the ones advocating for acceptance, equality and empowerment have resonated the most. Taiwan was the first country in Asia to allow same-sex marriage, diversity has been the hottest topic in the fashion industry and the #metoo campaign has gone viral worldwide."
AOC is tracking the evolution -- and perhaps explosion -- of women of color in the fashion industry, writing just two days ago on the topic. While AOC's archives of women of color are hardly complete, we're probably out front on this topic, compared to other fashion bloggers. We are adding new models and filling in our archives every week.
Check out Winnie and all the other models of color we're following. Note that a model is included in this model of color AOC Archives subset because she has referred to herself as a model of color or as a member of that modern-day, culture tribe.
Although academia and most fashion pundits we've researched recently do include Asian women as woc., not every prominent Asian model is self-referential as a moc. Until she is, we do not include her in these developing AOC archives that will follow in detail the fashion influences of models of color, their activism -- and often their refugee history -- and their philanthropy. Note that these primarily Asian models are included in the totality of our archives. This page will automatically update as new models are added, if you choose to bookmark it.