The industry still has a long way to go in terms of diverse representation. Whether it’s race, age, gender, or size, there is still quite a bit of homogeny when it comes to our fashion ideals.
But last night there seemed to be a genuine focus on celebrating how the honorees have helped change the status quo. Enninful spoke about his commitment to making British Vogue both visually and thoughtfully diverse.
Meanwhile, several people spoke of how Kardashian has changed beauty ideals in regards to size. But the biggest acknowledgement of how difficult the fashion industry can be, come from Campbell, who received the Fashion Icon award.
“I was told many times that I couldn’t do certain things because of the colour of my skin,” the supermodel said in her speech.
“I’m human, and I found it hard at times not to take it personally. But I stand here today as a proud woman in front of you of colour.
I will continue to push for diversity, and equality, in this industry.”