H&M Studio’s F/W 16 show made a big statement in Paris this week, with a far wider representation of real women than we’ve seen elsewhere this fashion month.
The runway was representative in more ways than one: In addition to racial diversity, the lineup included transgender women Hari Nef and Andreja Pejić, 42-year-old Amber Valletta, 65-year-old Pat Cleveland, and plus-size model Ashley Graham. “This collection is about the strength and beauty of women, and how we express that power through our style,” H&M’s creative advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson, said in a statement. The inclusive show is certainly a step in the right direction, and we hope more lines in the industry follow suit.
Click through to see how H&M Studio incorporated diversity into its F/W 16 show and to view the entire collection!
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