Diversity in beauty: The September covers rocking women of colour
First there was blackface still being a thing, and then there were tone-deaf ads that diminished the African-American civil rights movement. But in an increasingly woke society, making way for multi-cultural diversity and demonstrating inclusivity is slowly but surely on the uptick. It started with beauty brands featuring women of differing ethnicities in ad campaigns — shoutout to Fenty Beauty here. Closer on the home front, our 2018 National Day theme song captured a truer depiction of our multi-ethnicity island by doing away with the racial stereotyping we were inundated with growing up.
And now the world of high fashion is (finally) joining the conversation by giving a nod to diversity. Where they were notoriously of the White People Only Club before, five international titles have placed women of colour on the front of arguably their most important cover aka the September issue. Below, the ladies rocking their unique beauty and championing diversity:
ZENDAYA FOR MARIE CLAIRE
BEYONCÉ FOR VOGUE US
CONSTANCE WU FOR WWD
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS FOR ELLE CANADA
RIHANNA FOR BRITISH VOGUE