As diversity in the fashion industry continues to be a hot button topic, so it's always great to see designers who take it upon themselves to highlight beautiful brown faces.
Designer and stylist to Lady Gaga, Brandon Maxwell released his first campaign via Instagram yesterday featuring several models --- including brown beauties Riley Montana, Herieth Paul, Maria Borges and Leila Nda.
Very happy to share with you the first image of the #brandonmaxwell Fall/Winter 2016 campaign, which debuted this morning on @wwd! Shot by me, with hair and makeup by @wessles & @tompecheux , featuring @heriethpaul @loveme_rileym @iammariaborges @ndaleila @ophelieguillermand @blaancapadilla and shot @thestandard! All images will be up and available on www.brandonmaxwellstudio.com, link in bio! ❤️
A photo posted by Brandon Maxwell (@brandonmaxwell) on Jul 13, 2016 at 7:04am PDT
Maxwell, who shot the campaign and produced the accompanying video himself, used sleek, sharp lines and timeless silhouettes for his collection.
The video features the models climbing into a plush king-sized bed draped in his looks while voicemail messages he received from family members following his Fall 2016 show play in the background.
Check out the gorgeous video below.
So happy to share with you this clip of our #BrandonMaxwell Fall/Winter 2016 Campaign Video, a love letter to my family. Full video is now up on www.brandonmaxwellstudio.com, link in bio! Thank you to @tmagazine for launching this first look! ❤ Shot @thestandard Thank you: Jessy Price Taylor Jordan Santiago Gonzalez Blanca Padilla Herieth Paul Maria Borges Riley Montana Ophelie Guillermand Leila Nda Next models Women Management NY IMG Models Tom Pecheux Samantha Lua Tie Tsukui Home Agency Wesley O’Meara Helen Kenny Angela Elizalde Honey Artists Milk Studios Velem Jae Choi The Collective Shift Lauren Pistoia Karla Otto Lauren Phelps Ashley Temple Sandra Amador Natali Germanotta Anida Qermiaj Jay Lopez Fernando Souto Emily Kremer Santiago Gonzalez Cameron Dingwall Mark Sherman Jordyn Gatti Kristen Gehringer Sara Kinney and my family.
A video posted by Brandon Maxwell (@brandonmaxwell) on Jul 12, 2016 at 9:22am PDT