It may be a mere coincidence but hopefully it’s something more positive- 4 eye-catching covers with some of our favorite black models of today. A shift is indeed rising: Joan Smalls on the cover of Lucky Magazine (normally reserved for celebrities), Binx Walton fronting Vogue Espana, Aya Jones gracing Numéro and Liya Kebede returning once again for a Vogue Paris cover (and the first black model on the cover since 2010’s issue with then new face, Rose Cordero). At any rate, we feel it’s a fantastic step in the right direction. With the return of models commandeering the covers of the major fashion glossies in the past year, we really hope that these four covers are but the beginning of this trend of including beauties of all colors.
Liya Kebede by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue Paris
Joan Smalls by Miguel Reveriego (Camilla Lowther Management) for Lucky Magazine
Binx Walton by Nico (New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management, Paris: ArtList Paris) for Vogue Espana
Aya Jones by Daniel Sannwald (Management + Artists) for Numero