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    Updated on 2 May 2019. Posted on 1 May 2019

    This Fashion Campaign Features Only People Of Colour And It Is Seriously Stunning

    These models are showing the industry what diversity really means.

    We all know that fashion and media aren't the most diverse of industries.

    Dear White People / Netflix

    While we've made some progress in seeing some people of colour thrive in fashion, tokenism and under-representation are still rife within the industry.

    To combat this, Shine 4 Diversity, a model-run social movement, has put out a fashion editorial and campaign video featuring only models of colour.

    Vakoo Kauapirura, Shareefa J, Nyaluak Leth, Zoe McCracken and Mahalia Handley / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity

    This awareness campaign, which features 15 models of different ethnicities, aims to show brands exactly how diversity should be done.

    Nyaluak Leth and Zoe McCracken / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity, Soraya Page / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity

    The cast collectively represents 17 different nationalities, including Aboriginal Australian, South Sudanese, Maori, Indonesian, Fijian-Indian and Brazilian.

    And can we just say, the photos are BREATHTAKING.

    [BACK] Guyala Bayles, Elfy Scott, Elizabeth Schuman, Mahalia Handley, Shareefa J, Amanda Tua [MIDDLE] Marianna Arruda, Soraya Page, Nyaluak Leth, Nakayn Chigach [FRONT] Sophia Charters, Zoe McCracken, Vakoo Kauapirura / Lucy Alcorn for Shine 4 Diversity

    The campaign celebrates people of colour by emphasising the beauty of natural hair and makeup.

    Guyala Bayles, Nyaluak Leth and Nakayn Chigach / Lucy Alcorn for Shine 4 Diversity

    "We wanted to keep hair and makeup matching their natural look, so they [the models] felt empowered being themselves", said Mahalia.

    And the outfits show off bodies of all different shapes and sizes.

    Elizabeth Schuman / Lucy Alcorn for Shine 4 Diversity, Marianna Arruda / Lucy Alcorn for Shine 4 Diversity

    Tall girls, shorter girls, thin girls and curvy girls are all represented.

    Shine 4 Diversity's co-founders Mahalia Handley and Shareefa J were inspired to do the campaign after being told that "โ€˜the trend of race is no longer a thing in fashion."

    Mahalia Handley / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity, Shareefa J / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity

    "We wanted to have so many models of colour on set at one time, because normally there is only one model of colour and the rest are caucasian," said Mahalia.

    Toks James and Jonathan Jefferys / Lucy Alcorn for Shine 4 Diversity

    If there's one thing this campaign proves, it's how STUNNING models of colour are and how the industry needs to do better.

    Elfy Scott / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity, Nakayn Chigach / Carlo Fernandes for Shine 4 Diversity

    More ๐Ÿ‘ of ๐Ÿ‘ these ๐Ÿ‘ beauties ๐Ÿ‘ please. ๐Ÿ‘

    Sophia Charters, Marianna Arruda, Soraya Page and Elfy Scott / Lucy Alcorn for Shine 4 Diversity

    If you want to find out more about the campaign and the models involved, check out Shine 4 Diversity.

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