Winnie Harlow, the Canadian mannequin who stole our hearts in 2015 after her joyful marketing campaign for Diesel, is slaying style month. So far she’s walked in the Marc Jacobs present at New York Fashion Week, the Matty Bovan present in London, and now, she’s starring in Fausto Puglisi’s newly-released lookbook for his F/W 2018 assortment, which dropped in conjunction with the Italian designer’s presentation at Milan Fashion Week.
The assortment options strong-shouldered silhouettes with Greco-Roman prospers, belts comprised of agate crystals, and badass boots embellished with gold suns that channel the ostentatious heyday of ‘80s Versace.
Harlow, a Toronto native, grew up desirous to work in journalism or leisure, however was empowered to mannequin after persona Shannon Boodram discovered her Facebook web page and known as her “strikingly beautiful.” Since then, Harlow grew to become decided to make it as a mannequin and refused to let something come in her manner, not least the truth that she has vitiligo, a uncommon autoimmune illness that causes splotches of pores and skin discolouration on the physique.
Harlow first materialized in the general public eye as the primary and solely Canadian to compete on America’s Next Top Model, after being handpicked by Tyra Banks to look on the present. Shortly after her subsequent elimination, Harlow walked in Ashish’s S/S 2015 present at London Fashion Week and was tapped to star in an advert campaigns for the Spanish label Desigual, and her profession has grown exponentially since.
In 2014, Harlow advised the Globe and Mail that as a youth she was bullied for her vitiligo, known as nicknames like “cow” and “zebra,” however the traits that induced her to be focused as a youth are what make her irreplaceable in the style trade. Harlow’s distinctive, symmetrical pores and skin patterns full, fairly than diminish her distinctive magnificence.
Here at FASHION, we’re delighted to see homegrown Canadian expertise make a splash on the worldwide stage. Bravo, Harlow!
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