Zac Posen made a strong statement with Model casting.
Posen always delivers beautiful collections. There was a switch from previous seasons gorgeous dresses and gowns, FW16 collection featured many looks with pants paired with a variety of detailed embellished jackets.
But the most talked about ‘feature’ of the runway show was his diversity in model casting. Posen has been very vocal on social media about diversity: sporting a ‘Black Models Matters’ bag by Ashley Chew, a FW16 powerful Black, African American, African female inspiration board, and the use of hashtags such as #WomanofColorMatter. Majority of the models were Black, African American, and African featuring Ajak Deng, Aamito Lagum, Aya Jones plus more beauties. Model diversity also span from Latin to Asian backgrounds. Well done, thank you Posen this meant alot to me (and the fashion world).
“Diversity is what makes the world beautiful and inspiring!” Zac Posen
Models from the Dominican Republic ruled the runways!
The models everyone is talking about are all from the the Dominican Republic. I noticed these models strong presence during Spring 2016 and Fall 2015 Couture seasons, staring Lineisy Montero (who walked every major designer shows straight as a Rookie) and Ysaunny Brito.
Four Dominican beauties walked the DKNY runway!
L to R: Afrodita Dorado, Dilone, Lineisy Montero, Ysaunny Brito
See now, buy now!
See now, buy now, a new model that a handful of designers/ labels are testing this season, such as Michael Kors, Burberry, and Diane von Furstenberg. Collections or select items will be available to purchase immediately, following the presentation on the runways in flagship stores and/or online sites.
And a little extra…
Proenza Schouler boots and booties. Brother Vellies by CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund winner Aurora James shoes and accessories. Theory’s monochromatic looks, I’m a serious lover of monochromatic.