Today we were graced with yet another powerful image on the cover of British Vogue. Edward Enningful has used the platform to create some of the most beautiful storytelling through imagery. For the magazine’s April issue, the cover features three models, Precious Lee, Paloma Elsesser, and Jill Kortleve, who are all curve or plus-sized models. The headline on the cover reads, “The New Supers,” referring to a new era of supermodels that is authentically inclusive. Not in a way of just saying inclusive for the sake of upkeep for a brand or sales but doing the actions it takes to make a space, such as the modeling industry, truly inclusive.
This past fashion week, we’ve all noticed a lack of size inclusivity on the runway, especially during New York Fashion Week. London Fashion Week was the highlight of the fashion month in regard to size inclusivity.
The three models have been all over the runways here in NYC as well as overseas, but there has been talk as of late of how plus-sized models have been erased from the conversation as the “thin is in” trend has been on the rise with trending topics like buccal fat removal and low-rise jeans. The effects of Y2K have been a bit negative over the past year, but Enningful’s eye for powerful visuals that make true statements has been making the fashion industry a better place.