Video: 9 Top models on racism in the industry
"I just think it is really messed up how refugees are viewed and my job is to just show you guys we are capable of doing and everything that someone who is born in the western world is doing," Adut Akech shares in Vogue's short film sharing 9 model's stories on racism and privilege in the fashion industry. Models including Adut Akech, Fran...
28 Jul 2020
Video: Fashion's top models speak out on mental health and self-esteem
In a short film shot by Vogue, some of fashion's top models speak out on mental health and self-esteem that comes with their jobs. The 9 models tell candid stories about how they feel about themselves, pressures in their chosen career and how they cope. The models include Adesuwa Aighewi, Anok Yai, Adut Akech, Paloma Elsesser, Alessandra Garcia,...
27 Jul 2020
Social media and branding: What it's like to be a male model
The names of male models may not roll off the tip of our tongues, but the faces of Dolce and Gabbana’s David Gandy and Sean O’Pry-the male lead in Taylor Swift’s music video “Blank Space”-are just as familiar as their female counterparts. Here comes the next generation of male models that are social media savvy and aware that the modeling...
19 Mar 2020
Instagirls, nepotism and diversity: What makes a model today
The modeling industry today looks almost nothing like it did a decade ago. As with other sectors in the fashion industry, the impact of social media has given rise to new trends in the modeling business. Traditionally, models were often scouted in their hometowns and propelled into stardom on catwalks all over the world. These days, fresh faces...
28 Feb 2020
Helena Schargel: designing and modelling lingerie for women over 60
Wearing nothing but a lacy bra and matching panties, Brazilian grandmother Helena Schargel strikes a seductive pose during a photo shoot featuring her latest lingerie designs for women over 60. "Wonderful, marvelous," the photographer gushes as Schargel, 79, stares confidently into the camera in a converted warehouse in Sao Paulo. After decades...
17 Dec 2019
Halima Aden discusses celebrating individuality at NYFW Talks
Halima Aden, American fashion model, sits down for "The Talks at NYFW" in a discussion titled "The New Face of Fashion". Aden is a Humanitarian and the first muslim woman in a burkini on Sports Illustrated, breaking boundaries for inclusivity of modest fashion. In this talk, Aden discusses her experiences in fashion and the modelling industry,...
10 Sep 2019
Video: Throwback to Tyra Bank's 1990's runway highlights
An American model achieved her success after moving to Milan.In her first runway season, she booked 25 shows in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week. In 2003, Banks created and began presenting the long-running reality television series America's Next Top Model. Source: Runway Collection, YouTube.
22 Aug 2019
Video: Back to the 90's with supermodel Carla Bruni
In 1997 Carla Bruni quit the modeling after 10 years of career to devote herself to music. Source: Runway Collection, YouTube.
21 Aug 2019
Video: Back to the 90's: supermodel Karen Mulder
A Dutch model Karen Mulder Mulder retired from modeling in 2000. By her second year on the runway, she was modeling for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Christian Lacroix, Versace, and Giorgio Armani. She became very famous and succesful very fast. Source: Runway Collection, YouTube.
19 Aug 2019
Epstein affair: Unanswered questions left in the fashion industry
The Harvey Weinstein case has triggered a social movement that has barely wavered in the past two years after the scandal broke in late 2017. The constant flow of damning testimonies presented by the media and on social networks is concrete proof of the movement’s strength.These testimonies, we must note, are allegations.Right now, they come...
19 Aug 2019
Child modelling in China sparks controversy over loose labor laws
Manicured children strut down the catwalk at a Beijing fashion show, one of thousands of events driving huge demand for child models in China that insiders warn leaves minors vulnerable to physical abuse, 12-hour-days and unrelenting pressure from pushy parents. The kids' apparel market is growing faster than any other clothing sector in the...
9 Aug 2019