Nine models, each changing the face of the fashion industry in their own way, are photographed by Craig McDean for the May 2018 issue of British Vogue.
Take Halima Aden and Adut Akech, born in the same refugee camp in Kenya and now standing at the top of their profession. How incredible is that? Along with Radhika Nair, Yoon Young Bae, Faretta, Fran Summers, Vittoria Ceretti, Paloma Elsesser and Selena Forrest, their CVs are bursting with big campaigns, catwalk appearances and millions of online followers. To me they represent a new global idea that anything is possible.
Here’s what Mr Edward Enninful, the Editor Of British Vogue Magazine and Photographer Craig Mcdean had to say about the nine models gracing the cover:
I must say, assembling a star cast of fashion’s most-talked-about new faces proved a truly exciting task. Even five years ago – and certainly 10 or 20 years ago – if you were shooting a group cover like this, the girls would not have looked like these young women do. But one of the great positives of the past few months is the fashion industry finally embracing a concept that has defined my entire working life: diversity. When I say diversity, I want to be clear that it is never just about black and white for me. It’s about diversity across the board – whether that’s race, size, socio-economic background, religion, sexuality. That’s what I want to celebrate with this cover.