It’s taken over 100 years but British Vogue‘s new movement is finally catching up to the real world and the results are fantastic. On Friday afternoon, editor-in-chief Edward Enninful debuted on Instagram the latest cover of the UK outpost featuring a range of skin tones, sizes, sexualities and religions to much viral fanfare. The diverse scene shot by Craig McDean and styled by Enninful himself, has models Adut Akech, Faretta, Fran Summers, Halima Aden, Paloma Elsesser, Radhika Nair, Selena Forrest, Vittoria Ceretti, and Yoon Young Bae all in army earth tones from Prada, Christian Dior, Alberta Ferretti and more ready to take over the world.
With a resurgence of models on covers, this British Vogue issue stands as a first for many – Halima, the first Hijab-wearing model on the cover and representing the more than 3 million muslims in the UK; or Korean model Yoon Young Bae and Indian model Radhika Nair who collectively are the first East Asian and South Asian models on British Vogue’s cover, and representing a growing population of native-born and settlers alike from the continent. A remarkable feat but one that hopefully in this current climate increases in popularity (single covers anyone?)
The issue goes on newsstands April 6th.