In an age where activism is a central aspect of society, the fashion industry has also embraced advocacy. Renowned designers such as Burberry, Gucci, Chanel and Prada address issues through presenting ideas in fashion campaigns and promoting diversity in runway shows, merging styles from world citizens and origins into their catwalks.
During NYFW we celebrated Issue 13 of CR Fashion Book depicting the ‘muses making a difference’. The cover of this issue features Gigi Hadid and Halima Aden, both distinguished models as they join the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as ambassadors. These women are promoting empowerment and diversity through using their recognition to celebrate identity.
The panel featured Halima Aden, model and UNICEF ambassador, Yumna Al-Arashi, photographer and Tascha Rudder, Executive Director, Endeavor Foundation. This esteemed panel of women making a difference within the industry was moderated by Meena Harris from the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign. The talk commenced with Halima recounting her experiences growing up and how UNICEF assisted her family when she was young. This drives her own UNICEF work and contributions to society, Al-Arashi spoke on her photography work being celebrated by an array of media and the privilege of shooting for high fashion magazines. The three women discussed their future career paths, UNICEF, societal acceptance and world topics. Read more about the activists making a difference in Issue 13 of CR Fashion Brook.