Another strike for diversity in fashion as five models of colour grace the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia April edition. Jourdana Phillips, Lameka Fox, Grace Mahary, Ajak Deng and Nykhor Paul are the fabulous quintet looking glam on the cover.
April’s 22-page cover story celebrates what has been described as fashion’s most diverse season, following the autumn/winter 2017 catwalk shows, which showcased a wider range of ethnicities, sizes, ages and gender profiles than ever before.
“The fashion industry has an ability to make the less visible, visible.” model Jourdana Phillips, one of five cover stars to front this issue, tells the magazine.
The inspiration for the story being told by the magazine is the sentiment of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, who told Bazaar after his A/W17 show, “If we are going to push the conversation forward then we have to look beyond simply talking about models on the runway, and focus instead on individuality and faces that show humanity.”
Photographed by Silja Magg with fashion direction from Katie Trotter, shot over two days in the Hamptons, the editorial pay homage to Gucci’s S/S17 collection.by