Since her first appearance on the runway in 2010, Delevigne quickly became a fan favorite with her fun quirky personality and her amazing brows that pretty much started a revolution. The Brit model quickly gained fame, and now with her new fall campaign, she just made history. Topshop launched their new Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign with Cara as their first-ever solo star. The campaign was shot by photographer Alasdair McLellan and styled by Kate Phelan, who claims that Delevigne was the perfect fit for the brand. “Cara is a true Topshop girl. Her style is confident and playful and she can be sophisticated and chic as easily as she can be cool and casual.” As an added bonus, they even gave her a bunny! Adorably named Cecil Delevigne, he now has over 100,000 followers on Instagram with his very own account. Needless to say it was love at first sight for the both of them, and the rest is history.
It’s no secret that the fashion industry has always grappled with the issue of representation, and Latino representation is no exception. The glossy catwalks of the 80s and 90s were nearly completely dominated by the (white), nepotistic European fashion houses of the day with little room for Latino designers to showcase their talents, let alone share their culture with the world; for the few that did exist–Carolina Herrera and Isabel Toledo come to mind–their Latino identities were noticeably secondary to their work. But now it’s 2023, and though the industry is not without faults, Latino/a fashion enthusiasts can now see their cultures and experiences reflected in fashion at all levels. While plenty of Latino men have made their way in the fashion world, I’d like to specifically focus on the women–who have been historically vastly overlooked–who are changing the game and pushing the boundaries of design by bringing Latin America to high fashion.