It was almost impossible to narrow these down. While the representation of black fashion models and celebrities in the larger industry is still not ideal, there were so many talented artists and amazing independent publications who showcased the beauty of black women all over the world. Supermodel Naomi Campbell had a banner year with a host of international publications, as did Rihanna whose images ranged from risqué, to high fashion, to out of this world. We also saw a lot of new faces on the runways and in major campaigns, namely Givenchy and Balmain. And, we took a few street fashion snaps of our own along the way. For more fashion images, check out our Fashion Category.
Aguanile by J. Urquiaga. Inspired by Santeria
Erykah Badu, Riley Montana, Maria Borges for Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014.
Solange in Harper’s Bazaar.
Ana Bela Santos. Marie Claire Brazil.
Ania in Margiela Couture For Surface Magazine. by David Brandon Geeting.
FKA twigs. The Fader.
Beyoncé. The New York Times. by Juergen Teller.
Collections. Robert Wun. Volt. FW 2014.
Rihanna. Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
Lupita Nyong’o. Vogue.
Erykah Badu. InStyle Magazine.
Willow Smith. Teen Vogue.
Afropunk Fest. Images by Brianna Roye.
Naomi Campbell. Vogue Japan.
Street Style. Fashion Week Edition. Lincoln Center and Brooklyn.
Moxiie. Creem Magazine.
Anais Mali. French Revue De Modes. by Urivaldo Lopes.
Nigerian Artist/Singer-Songwriter Helen of The Venus Bushfires by Marplondon.
Akual-Chels Ring. Laurel & Hector Capsule Collection