Ep. 6 – A Black Fashion Revolution | Supreme Models

We’re in a new era where Black people are now occupying every area of fashion and beyond where Black models have become activists fighting for body inclusivity. Precious Lee tells the story of her journey plus we take a closer look at the Black Models using their platforms to spark social change within the fashion industry. Highlighted are the lingering effects of racism, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic upon fashion. Also covered are the changes over time around awareness of body positivity, diversity and inclusion, influencer culture, and social media. We also look at the Black In Fashion Council and how it’s helped facilitate Black photographers, Black models, and more. Paloma Elsesser discusses her first Vogue cover and we hear from Iman, Anna Wintour, Poppy Ajudha, Joan Smalls, Zendaya, Aweng Chuol, and many more as they discuss the state of the industry and where it’s headed – as well as the impact of colorism.

Music Featured:
“Wake Me Up”
Written by Frederik Helmut Wiedmann, Gemma Hyesu Wiedmann
Performed by Emily Jaye
Courtesy of MicDrop

“All Love”
Written by Randolph Newman, Myles Morales
Performed by Myles Williams & Titus
Courtesy of MicDrop

“Drastic Measure”
Written by Randolph Newman, Myles Morales
Performed by Myles Williams & Titus
Courtesy of MicDrop

“Black Joy. Black Peace. Black Justice”
Written and performed by Poppy Ajudha
Courtesy of Poppy Ajudha

“Better Blues”
Written by Kevin Toulson, Jr, Payton Augustus Long, Rodney Roy Jerkins
Performed by Stam Goody
Courtesy of Raedio

“QueenDom Come”
Written by Joshua Devon Walker
Performed by JD Walker
Courtesy of Beatclub
0:00 The Black Renaissance
1:42 Precious Lee’s Story
4:47 Model Activism
8:48 The Black In Fashion Council
10:57 Black Photographers
13:16 Aweng Chuol & Fenty
17:20 Black Representation Explodes
20:22 Inclusivity
21:47 Looking Forward

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