If you were able to catch any of the Fall 2017 runway shows within the four major fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris) then you might’ve realized that models were quite diverse compared to past seasons. This is because models actually were diverse this year and I’m not only talking about race. There are three very unique models that I have compiled into one list to share with you all!
First, I’d like to introduce Madeline Stuart. It was in 2015 that Stuart walked in her first New York fashion show as a model with Down syndrome. Of course, Madeline is the beauty that captivated the audience and made headlines worldwide. Two years later, Stuart is still modeling and in February of 2017 introduced her new label “21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart”.
Lara and Mara Bawar
Second, I’d like to introduce Lara and Mara Bawar. These two albino eleven-year-old twins are using their unique beauty and taking the fashion industry head on. We first saw these twins debut their matchless pale features in 2016 when Swiss Photographer, Vinicius Terranova, stumbled upon them and asked if he could capture their rare beauty.
Third, I’d like to introduce you to Stephen James. This model turned his body from head to toe into his own personal canvas. Covered in elaborate and artistic designs, his numerous tattoos range from realistic portraits of his icons to religious symbols and idols. James has created an outstanding reputation for himself and has worked for brands such as Calvin Klein and Philipp Plein.
Written by: Darean Derae Rhodes