"It's important that I say, 'Listen, I'm using my privilege and my platform to show you how much beauty there is in the African-American community,'" said Zendaya.
Many owners of the new brand additions have had diversity top of mind and at the core of their companies since inception.
Ellarie feels blessed for the opportunities she's had thus far, but she has said she "would like to see more people like me represented.”
The beauty industry brings in big bank, but there's still a disconnect between brands and shoppers when it comes to making sure everyone feels "represented."
As fashion brands and retailers grapple with how to be more inclusive, they are looking within their own ranks, casting employees in their fashion ads.
Yahoo Lifestyle enlisted six experts, all of whom champion diversity within their work, as judges for the 2018 Diversity in Beauty Awards.
There seems to be a pattern of optimal greatness here, and it's crystal clear why Fenty Beauty was also awarded "Invention of the Year" by Time in 2017.
In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students have launched a social media platform to help amplify the stories of gun violence that don't get told.
Much the way schools in the 19th century forced Native American children to cut off their hair, schools in 2018 are sending boys home for wearing their hair long or in braids.
South Sudanese model Thon Peter Athian was one of the few black models on the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. He shares what it's like to work as a model of color in the Russian fashion industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Geographic acknowledged on Monday that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.
Rei Kawakubo, the Japanese designer and mastermind behind Comme des Garçons, the company she founded in 1973, is often regarded as light-years ahead of her peers in the fashion industry not just in terms of her design capabilities, but also her vision that brought shopping experiences like Dover Street Market to life. On Monday, Kawakubo presented Comme des Garçons’ fall 2018 collection, and for the first time in 20 years, Black models appeared on the runway. The last time Comme des Garçons featured an identifiably Black model was Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin in the fall 1994 show, Ellereports.
Shaun Ross, the first international male fashion model with albinism, found three guys he had a lot in common with and captured the moment.
Plus-size people dress well too. But you wouldn't know it looking at a street style gallery.
Transgender and plus-size individuals walked the runway, along with a model with visible breast scars, an amputee, and a hijabi woman.
The new ad features Mama Cāx, a 28-year-old model, blogger, activist, and motivational speaker.
Many people are confused about the actual message behind visual composer Bennie Rose's imagery, while others expressed uneasiness about a white woman being portrayed as a "superior."
Another year, another chance for Vanity Fair to celebrate the rich diversity of the film industry with their Hollywood issue. The cover, as is customary, was lensed by Annie Leibovitz in her signature charismatic style. It features 12 actors and actresses (plus a cameo by outgoing editor-in-chief Graydon Carter), all of whom have received significant press for their work throughout the past year.
Their signature jean line will now run up to a waist size 35, and their site features both plus-size and “in-between” models, with the latter representing the millions women who don’t fit into sample or plus-size categories.
Barely a week after L’Oréal Paris announced the historic hire of a hijab-wearing model for its hair care line Elvive, the British beauty blogger Amena Khan announced that she was stepping down.
A week after receiving widespread backlash for posting a photo of a black child model in a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” sweatshirt on its website, H&M wants consumers to know it is “listening.”