Fashion watch: Diverse models dominate the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion weeks


The models strutting their stuff were diverse in terms of age, size and more. They represented a changing perception of beauty in the fashion industry. Photo composite (from left): Miu Miu, Burberry, Reuters

Despite being upended by a pandemic, the recent Spring/Summer 2021 fashion weeks still managed in putting up a grand show. Some designers went the digital route, while others maintained physical runways in an intimate setting.

The models strutting their stuff were diverse in terms of age, size and more. They represented a changing perception of beauty in the fashion industry.

Fitting indeed. Early in the year, diversity became a hot topic for the Autumn/Winter 2020 shows. This is seen continuing during the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion weeks.

Read more: Who are the models making headlines for the 2020 fashion season?

Take for instance, Mariacarla Boscono, considered to be one of the most famous Italian supermodels of the 2000s. She's back in full force in the year of her 40th birthday. She appeared in Burberry's film, as well as various other runway shows.

Balmain also used older models in its show. They presented the "heritage" ensembles, plucked from its archives and updated.

On the other end of the age spectrum, Kate Moss' daughter, Lila Grace Moss Hack, made her runway debut in the Miu Miu show. She's only 18 years of age.

For Louis Vuitton, it was all about going genderless. The designs were intentionally gender-fluid and the models kept to that message.

Dutch model Jill Kortleve similarly turned heads when she walked the Versace runway. It was the first time the fashion house has ever included plus-size models in their lineup. She also made an appearance for Chanel, Etro, Fendi and more.

Watch the video below to catch all of them in action.

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