We are very proud to announce our formal registration as a charity, No. 11 64 927 with the following object:
The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by promoting greater diversity in the fashion, beauty and media industries, where people of minority ethnic origin, older people, larger and smaller people,
people with a disability, and non-binary gender people are under-represented.
Welcome to Models of Diversity!
Angel Sinclair, founder
Where are the models of colour? The larger models? The shorter models? The models with a disability? The older models?
Models of Diversity is the campaign for more diversity in the models we see every day. We call on the fashion, beauty and marketing industries to recognise the beauty in people of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Our mission is to change the face of fashion and modelling.
Clearly, not just anyone can be a model; a successful model must have a special beauty, confidence, professionalism, ability to take direction, even artistic awareness. But no one with those talents should be excluded from the industry on arbitrary grounds. And no one should feel shut out from the modern presentation of beauty.
Angel Sinclair, the founder of Models of Diversity is a former model herself. She founded the campaign after appearing on Gok's Miss Naked Beauty in 2008. Angel was struck by the great variety of beautiful women participating in the event and how that contrasted with the narrow range we see in the fashion industry. That's when she decided, to promote using models that reflect the diversity in society, in race, shape, age and ability.
So we campaign at fashion events, hold street surveys, offer workshops and vigorously promote a more diverse range of models in the media and social networking.
We know from our surveys that the public is in favour of more diversity, so our ambition is to change how the fashion industry thinks and responds to the needs of all the fashion-buying public.
please note: we are a not-for-profit campaign, not an agency
We're very grateful to Grosvenor Casinos
for sponsoring our return to the Ideal Home Show
Models of Diversity Team
Blogger / Reporter
Our Director in Italy
Assistant Director Of Disability
read what people are saying about Models of Diversity!
"The British Fashion Council is proudly committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity within the fashion industry.
"We are delighted that Models of Diversity are producing a Curves in Couture catwalk show and encourage all to support the event and the images that will come from the show." more...
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