The British edition of the Vogue magazine corresponding to the month of February is giving a lot to talk about, and it is not for less: nine Models of African descent, young black women who are changing the canons of beauty in the industry of the fashion.

Adut Akech, Amar Akway, Majesty Amare, Akon Changkou, Maty Fall, Janet Jumbo, Abény Nhial, Nyagua Ruea and Anok Yai are the names of the nine Models who star in the historic edition of the magazine. Experts assure that the editorial is a reflection of the importance that it is beginning to have Africa in the world of fashion, in addition to being the way in which Vogue seeks to give visibility and support to Models of said continent so that his fame is not ephemeral.

“We have to make sure these girls last. We have to invest in them and support them with editorials, with advertising and with shows,” said Edward Enninful, editor of the UK edition of the magazine. In turn, he highlighted that the photograph was an important statement of anti-tokenism.

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In an interview with The Observer newspaper last year, supermodel Naomi Campbell said there are regressive attitudes towards fashion African. “In the past, there has been a misperception about the continent and the creativity that comes from it,” he said, adding that now everyone understands it, but what is sought is not that what is African is considered a trend.

In that sense, Enninful said that the cover is a step forward to change those beliefs. “The rise of African representation in modeling is not just about symbolism, or even simple beauty standards. It is about the elevation of a continent. It’s about economics, access, culture, perspective, difference and wonder,” he said.

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