Model Adut Akech Bior has spoken about the cultural shift to greater inclusiveness of diversity in high fashion.
Gracing the December cover of Vogue, the 18-year-old glamazon spoke about the progress that the Australian fashion industry has enjoyed over recent years.
‘When I first started there were a select few black models who were doing good, and nobody else was noticed,’ Adut told the publication.
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‘The movement is happening’: Model Adut Akech Bior, 18, has spoken out about the cultural shift towards diversity in the fashion industry while appearing on the cover of Vogue
She continued: ‘But now every season there’s somebody coming in, there are black girls, and Asian girls – different girls.’
She finished: ‘I always say there’s still a long way to go, but, you know, you can’t take away from the fact the movement is happening.
Born in the South Sudan, Adut was raised in Kenya before moving to Adelaide with her mother at age seven.
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In the issue, Adut cuts a glamorous figure in a number of high fashion looks opting for bold canary yellows and muted pink.
In an image that appears on the cover of the fashion bible, Adut wears a flowing hot pink gown with a high neckline and billowing sleeves.
Holding onto her baby sister, the fashion superstar strikes a theatrical pose with in the gown which made from textured fabric.
Billowing: Gracing the cover of the magazine, Adut wore a glamorous textured pink gown which featured billowing sleeves
In another snap, Adut sits in a chemistry lab dressed in a glamorous multi-layer gown which appears to reference the Victorian era.
Shooting the camera a sultry look, Adut sits on a stool in the ornate gown which features a white corset and fraying on the layering along with a canary yellow skirt.
Showing her meteoric rise to New York-based high fashion model, in a third image Adut wears a tailored canary yellow dress while wearing a golden crown.
In the image, the statuesque model poses next to the wall with a suburban brick home as a the billowing evening gown sits on the pebbles.
In a final image, Adut wears a tailored short sleeved teal dress as she stands at a dinner table appearing to show the importance of family.
Family: In a separate shot, Adut wore a tailored teal dress which featured a pleated skirt
In the snap, the model wears a green and yellow headwrap and drop earrings, which offset the upscale gown.
A model on the rise, Adut got her big break when she was chosen to walk for the Saint Laurent Spring Summer show last year.
Since then she’s become a favourite of the luxury fashion house, closing two shows for them as well as walking for Valentino.
In addition to this, the model has also walked for Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Burberry, and Jason Wu.
Star on the rise! At just 18, Adut has walked the runway for fashion houses Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Burberry, and Jason Wu