With New York Fashion Week kicking off Sept. 10, make sure your Instagram feed is filled with every awesome moment. And this year we hope those images are a more truthful reflection of our world.
To that end, The Huffington Post has created the hashtag #NYFW4All, which will highlight moments in Fashion Week that include people of all skin tones, genders, sizes, shapes and personalities. To help get in the spirit, we’ve gathered a list of fashion and beauty professionals, models, social media stars, designers, and editors who aid our fight for more diversity, and who should definitely be on your Fashion Week radar.
Here’s a look at all the fabulous folks. Make sure to check out #NYFW4All and spread the word.
Eva Chen: The former editor-in-chief of Lucky is already making big moves as the newly appointed head of fashion partnerships at Instagram. We’re sure she’ll share lots of fun things this week.
Lea DeLaria: The “Orange Is The New Black” actress is new on the Fashion Week scene and we’re looking forward to following her stylish, and no doubt silly, adventures.
Ashley Graham: She’s arguably the most successful plus-size model in the world — but beyond her stunning good looks, we think Ashley is just downright dope.
Bobbi Brown: This woman built a cosmetic empire and her products are fixtures at fashion shows. Tune in for all the makeup tips and tricks you’ll want and need to know.
Danielle Redman: This Iowa-born gal adds plenty of country charm to her Big Apple life as a model. You won’t want to miss her IG feed for beauty inspo and good times with her equally beautiful friends.
Julie Henderson: This gorgeous gal will be representing for curvy women at some major Fashion Week events. And it’s not only her fabulous figure that has us swooning — it’s also her amazingly curly hair.
Miroslava Duma: If you love fashion, then you probably love Mira. The Russian fashionista is a blogging phenom and editor of Buro 24/7, which features photos of her world travels.
Tyra Banks: This supermodel-turned-entrepreneur hardly needs an introduction. Beyond smizing, Tyra is opening up to us about the challenges of being a black model in the fashion industry and what we can do about it.
NYTimes Fashion: Let’s be honest, it’s the New York Times fashion team — it’s a no-brainer.
ALDA Women: These ladies are big, bold and devastatingly beautiful. Enough said.
Ted Gibson: We’re looking forward to getting glimpses of the mind-blowing hairstyles that come from the hands and imagination of Ted.
Christian Siriano: The “Project Runway” winner is always a crowd favorite. There’s no doubt we will want any and everything he sends down the runway.
More Models of Color: If you’re rooting for more diversity on the runway, then you’re not alone. This IG account highlights models of color who should be filling the pages of fashion magazines and the Fashion Week runway.
Claudia Oshry (aka Girl With No Job): This lady has definitely got a job this week — and that’s reporting from the Fashion Week tents on all the amazing #NYFW4All diversity she spots.
Leomie Anderson: We can’t get enough of this stunning gal, who has worked the runways for everyone from Jeremy Scott to Oscar de La Renta.
Marquita Pring: Although she’s not walking in any shows this season, we’ll be keeping an eye out for photos from Marquita’s fun times at Fashion Week events and parties.
Chaz Smith: If you’re a Vine fan, chances are you’re well aware of Chaz Smith. This hilarious fella has over 340k followers and he’ll be creating some originial Vines for us this Fashion Week. Woot!
Fern Mallis: Well, there wouldn’t be a New York Fashion Week without this woman. Fern created the mega event back in 1991 and still attends countless shows to this day.
Julee Wilson: Our senior fashion editor will be pounding the pavement, chatting with fashion insiders, and profiling some of the most talented black designers that should be on everyone’s radar … and in everyone’s closet.
Michelle Persad: Keep up with her if you can! Our fashion editor Michelle Persad will be attending tons of shows and taking note of all the must-have trends you’ll be coveting come spring.
Jamie Feldman: Our associate style editor Jamie Feldman is on the lookout for all the beautiful plus-size models and fashionable real women outside the tents.
Chanel Parks: Our associate style editor Chanel Parks is going to be backstage getting the lowdown on all things beauty.
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