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W Magazine’s Spread Features All Black Models and it Is Beautiful

This is the photo shoot Black models everywhere have been hoping for. After much contention about diversity in the fashion industry, W Magazine released a photo spread featuring all Black models for its August 2015 issue.

Styled by W’s current fashion director and world-renowned stylist Edward Enninful, the models Ajak Deng, Amilna Estevao, Anais Mali, Aya Jones, Binx Walton and Tami Williams are seen in fall’s latest trends while rocking their natural coifs.

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Shot in upstate New York by Emma Summerton, the spread is titled “Natural Selection.”

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The models depict a variety of complexions and hair textures worn by people of melanin.

This is a long time coming, and while it deserves celebration, it should become the standard, not the exception.

Are Black designers next to be featured in a major fashion magazine? Fingers crossed.

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