Texture On The Runway Celebrates Natural Hair At New York Fashion Week
Although the CFDA encourages designers to include models of color in their lineup, viewers are not witnessing versatility in their hairstyles. Models of color are typically strutting down the catwalk sporting either a wig, straight hair parted down the middle, or slicked back in a ponytail. The team from NaturallyCurly , a digital platform that caters to all things hair, decided to bring awareness and celebrate the expanding beauty category. Their signature event, Texture on Runway, brought curls, fros, twists, braids, locks and beyond, to New York Fashion Week. The event, held at a packed Gotham Hall brought media, influencers and VIPs to view inspiring looks for the upcoming season.
“Although more brands and designers are embracing texture, traditionally Fashion Week has been a seasonal reminder for many women that their beauty is not the right kind of beauty, “ noted Michelle Breyer, co-founder of NaturallyCurly. “For years, NaturallyCurly has been working to change that conversation, and that is why we feel it’s so important for Texture On The Runway to take place at New York Fashion Week every year. Because representation matters.” Sponsored by Sally Beauty, Texture On The Runway highlighted looks from beauty brands including Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Crème of Nature, Curlformers, Mielle Organics and SheaMoisture. Each brand presented original interpretations demonstrating their expertise in texture and emphasizing the beauty and versatility in natural hair.
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