VogueThe September 2021 issue ushers in a new edition of global collaborative storytelling for the magazine titled “New Beginnings.” The theme, which is supposed to focus on face diversity, sustainability and inclusiveness in the industry, will cover all brand content and be published in 20 languages. We start here, with “Models that change an industry”, a Maya Singer coverage of Anok Yai, Ariel Nicholson, Bella Hadid, Lola Leon, Sherry Shi, Yumi Nu, Kaia Gerber and Precious Lee, as well as the designers and full cast teams they work with on the set of their work .
The photos, taken by Ethan James Green, were shot Voguein the offices of and present us with a party scene where everyone is included – assistants, editors and stylists – because fashion is for everyone. Speaking of which, designer Christopher John Rogers, who dressed Bella Hadid for the cover, posted on the hand-knitted merino briefs you see her in, internally embellished with glitter sequins by her trainees! We love to see that sense of community come full circle, through every little detail that went into planning a moment designed to represent oneness.
Read on to see Precious Lee dressing up with another amazing graphic CJR look and towering Peter Do lucite heels – “I always knew I would be on the cover of the September issue,” she said , cemented as the first line of the article – along with the rest of the exciting insights, then read more of the exciting feature at Vogue.com, and be sure to watch the post-jump video titled “Representation Is The Bare Minimum,” where these executives discuss issues critical to advancing their fashion careers, many of which were started widely on social media.
It’s about respect and dignity, as Chromat designer Becca McCharen-Tran emphasizes in the play, referring to the changing and evolving casting process. We can only hope that, as Vogue Readers, we’ll continue to see these two values extended to many more covers than this one.
Cover style credits: Kaia Gerber wears Tom Ford. Anok Yai wears the Ralph Lauren collection. Precious Lee is wearing Carolina Herrera. Bella Hadid wears Christopher John Rogers. Sherry Shi wears Proenza Schouler. Ariel Nicholson wearing Christopher John Rogers. Yumi Nu is wearing Mara Hoffman. Lola Leon wears Michael Kors Collection.
VogueThe September 2021 issue of is available on newsstands nationwide on August 17.