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British Vogue hails new era with nine African models on cover

9 days ago   |   By The Guardian

February issue cover shot is an important statement of anti-tokenism, says magazine's editor British Vogue has hailed a new era that spotlights African fashion. The magazine's February issue features nine dark-skinned models of African heritage on its cover , including Adut Akech. Seemingly referencing Peter Lindbergh's “Supers” Vogue cover from 1990, which introduced the world to the idea of the supermodel, the shot is a challenge to the traditionally white fashion industry, which has, since the murder of George Floyd, been under pressure to change and become more inclusive and diverse.
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