I had the pleasure of attending a seminar sponsored by Harlem Fashion Row discussing “color on the runway” or should I say the lack of black models on the runway. After this lecture I decided to be conscious of how many Black models I saw on the runway the following fashion season. Almost all of the shows I attended for SS12 had between two and four Black models. I was especially excited to have received a seat at the ARISE show which happens to be one of the most coveted shows of the season.
Tribal inspired trends have been going strong since last spring. These prints and patterns will continue to be staple fashion pieces going into the following winter months that lay ahead.
Christy Turlington Burns, the California-born beauty of Salvadoran descent, is more than a supermodel. She's also an advocate for human rights, a yoga practitioner, a businesswoman, and a mother. Turlington's career has taken her all over the world and on the covers and pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, V, Cookie, Mirabella, Elle... (just to name a few). She's one of four supermodels in Catwalk, a 1996 documentary (filmed in 1993) that followed her during Fashion Week in the major fashion capitals of the world. Turlington has appeared in campaigns for Bottega Veneta, Canon Japan, Calvin Klein, Escada, Versace, and Maybelline. There's more. Turlington is an author. She penned Living Yoga: Living a Life of Practice, published in 2002 by Hyperion.