New AI modelling agency champions unfiltered beauty
A new digital modeling agency aims to redefine the landscape of online fashion and beauty. Called Hum.ai.n, the agency seeks to break barriers presenting a new form of beauty, characterized by diversity, individuality and inclusivity, but most importantly breaking the boundaries of gender and what constitutes “physical beauty.” Digitisation has...
18 Aug 2020
LVMH and Kering disagree on underage model ban
Last Wednesday, Kering said it would onlyhire models age 18and over "to represent adults" beginning with fall/winter 2020/2021 collections. "We are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our houses," chairman and chief executive Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement. "We believe...
18 May 2019
Age no barrier for China's senior catwalk models
Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her 56 years. She made her modelling debut just two years ago and is already in demand, working for leading fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana. Ma is one of a growing number of older models...
15 Jan 2019
Video: Kaia Gerber 2018 Runway compilation
Take a look at some of Kaia Gerber's runway moments from this past year. Source:A FASHION, YouTube.
8 Jan 2019
Video: Bella Hadid's 2018 Runway compilation
Take a look at some of Bella Hadid's runway moments from this past year. Source:A FASHION, YouTube.
8 Jan 2019
Video: Yasmin Wijnaldum 2018 runway compilation
Take a look at some of Yasmin Wijnaldum's runway moments from this past year. Source:A FASHION, YouTube.
8 Jan 2019
Video: In Discussion With: CFDA's Steven Kolb
As the industry wrestles with big questions, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has often been looked to as something of a professed think tank for American fashion. Source: FORD Models, YouTube.
10 Aug 2018
Asos embraces body diversity by using a broad range of models
London - British fashion retailer Asos has been applauded for using a wider range of models with different body types to showcase its latest collection. The online retailer, popular among millennials, has expanded its current product shots to include models of various sizes wearing the same garment, rather than just one in a bid to help...
26 Mar 2018
French fashion giants LVMH & Kering ban ultra-thin models
A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following criticism that the industry encourages anorexia. French holding companies LVMH and Kering, which own dozens of top brands between them, unveiled a charter "to ensure the...
6 Sep 2017
Why female models top the catwalk cash charts
It is a rare exception to the rule: the gender salary gap in the fashion industry means female models are paid more than their male counterparts for the same job. None of the dozens of buffed and toned men parading at the latest Milan menswear shows since Friday can dream of earning anything like female catwalk stars, or of equivalent fame....
19 Jun 2017
France cracks down on unnaturally thin models
Super-thin models and secretly airbrushed photoshoots will soon be a thing of the past in fashion hub France, as authorities passed measures to protect young people from the dangers of anorexia. A new law entered into force on Saturday which compels all models operating in France to provide a doctor's note certifying that their Body Mass Index...
8 May 2017
The life of a jobbing model at New York Fashion Week
Three young models looking to make their mark at New York fashion week explain what it takes to be a jobbing model in the frenzied world of shows and castings. Krystall Schott, 21, from Los Angeles, Bibi Sharipova, 22, from Kazakhstan who speaks a little English and Arina Lubiteleva, 19, from Ukraine who prefers to speak Russian are impossibly...
9 Feb 2017