Bronze, Gold and Black on The Fall 2013 Runway Shows

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Fashion month fall 2013 ended last week in Paris, and though we’ve supplied you with numerous reviews, we’d like to bring a more important matter to your attention. Every season we hear the same cry from African-American blogs and magazines that there aren’t enough women of color on the runways. Although we are not here to shut down those allegations, we do want to shine a little light in the dark. There are a majority of white models walking the catwalk every season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t models of color as well. And we think it’s time to turn the negative into the positive and acknowledge those who are representing women of color on the runway right now

Ataui Deng

Paris Fashion Week - Autumn/Winter 2013 - Hermes - Catwalk

At Hermès Fall 2013

Sudanese model Ataui Deng walked 9 fall 2013 shows including Hermès, Mara Hoffman and Zadig & Voltaire.

Senait Gidey

Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

At Kenzo Fall 2013

Canadian model Senait Gidey walked 9 fall 2013 shows including Chanel, Kenzo and Emilio Pucci.

Joan Smalls

Paris Fashion Week - Autumn/Winter 2013 - Givenchy

At Givenchy Fall 2013

Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls has been voted the number one overall model by and has walked 14 fall shows including Balmain, Givenchy and Gucci.

Jasmine Tookes

PFW Nina Ricci catwalk

At Nina Ricci Fall 2013

Californian model Jasmine Tookes walked 15 fall shows including Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren.

Jourdan Dunn

LFW Burberry Prorsum - Runway

At Burberry Fall 2013

British model Jourdan Dunn walked 16 fall shows including Jason Wu, Burberry and Tom Ford

Grace Bol

Paris Fashion Week - Autumn/Winter 2013 - Giambattista Valli - Catwalk

At Giambattista Valli Fall 2013

Sudanese model Grace Bol walked 16 fall shows including Fendi, Giambattista Valli and Vivienne Westwood.

Melodie Monrose

NYFW Carolina Herrera - Runway

At Carolina Herrera Fall 2013

Martinican model Melodie Monrose walked 17 fall shows including Carolina Herrera, Rihanna for River Island and Jeremy Scott.

Maria Borges

MFW Missoni catwalk

At Missoni Fall 2013

Angolan model Maria Borges walked 30 fall shows (yes, 30!) including Missoni, MaxMara and Erdem.

Grace Mahary


At Suno Fall 2013 

Somalian model Grace Mahary walked a whopping 52 fall 2013 shows including Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander Wang, Salvatore Ferragamo and Miu Miu.

Keep it up fashion industries, Congrats to these girls!

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