Some are calling it a publicity stunt. I’m calling it a beautiful, bold, choice. Since so many designers tend to use dark skin for specific kinds of collections, its definitely a breath of fresh air to see a designer use all black models for a gothy, all-black collection.
Philipp Plein recently told Fashionista of his choice to cast all black models in his show this past Saturday in Milan:
“My message is about breaking down barriers and breaking the rules,” Plein explained over email after the show. “Doing the unexpected and shaking people from their complacence, forcing people to face the future where old prejudices have no place. For example, the public expects to see pallid girls in high heels walking my show and I give them a fleet of black beauties in flats! Not to mention the opening act featuring one of the hottest rappers on the horizon, Iggy Azalea, who also happens to be white in a black dominated hip hop world.”
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