An Instagram photo has shut down all questions of fashion industry’s resistance to tune in with diversity. Sneaking a behind-the-scene look, Vogue Australia has fittingly responded to an article claiming the lack of diversity still prevails at large in the industry. The gram photo clearly came out on top of all issues that was thrown at them and has intended to engage in the conversation about diversity and make a bold statement.
The photo was shared by 22-year-old Australian model, Charlee Fraser who herself as made a mark on big international runways as the first indigenous Australian. The photo shows fellow models Fernanda Ly, Akiima and Andreja Pejic from a recent photo session.
Along with photo, Vogue Australia in its post stated, “In response to comments today regarding the lack of diversity in the fashion industry, we are taking the unprecedented step of revealing that this behind-the-scenes image is from an exciting upcoming cover of Vogue Australia which will feature some of the diverse and beautiful faces of Australian modelling together: Charlee Fraser, Fernanda Ly, Akiima and Andreja Pejić.”
“These Australian models are from such diverse and inspiring backgrounds and truly represent the face of modern Australia. Together they present a powerful picture of where we are as a country today not only in fashion, but in society in general,” Edwina McCann, Editor-in-chief was quoted as saying.
“Getting them together was no small feat, however I feel it is such an important statement for Vogue Australia and well worth the mammoth efforts of our production team over many months,” she added.
Image Credit: Instagram/Charlee Fraser