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This year we have seen a new approach to Resort 14 campaign images, with designers celebrating great women, older generations, and ethnic models/celebrities. Designers are taking a stand in relating to ALL their consumers, pushing the boundaries and making a statement in regards to recent protests on the prejudices in the fashion industry. These new looks are definitely making us stop and ponder, what will happen next?! See below designers who are embracing the change and supporting those minorities who were once excluded, and now are the shining stars within fashion media.

The Row 

The 60-something beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin stars in The Row‘s Pre-Fall lookbook alongside Ursula Wallis and Esther de Jong, models who stalked the runways way back in the eighties and nineties. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have long courted a sophisticated shopper. Nicole Phelps style.com

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Roland Mouret

The woman with the high-voltage smile who appears in this season’s Roland Mouret lookbook is Tiphaine de Lussy, knitwear designer, art patron, and wife of Dinos Chapman. Her casting is a reflection of Mouret’s theme—an ongoing one, but emphasized this season—of real women. Maya Singer style.com

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The new star of the label’s Mert & Marcus-shot campaigns: neo-soul singer Erykah Badu. “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” Tisci said by phone from Paris. “What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.” What may attract as much attention as the unexpected Badu cameo is the fact that all of the campaign’s female models are women of color (the models Maria Borges, newcomer Riley, and Asia Chow). Matthew Schneier style.com

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