“Is Activisim more fashionable than fashion?”


For Business of Fashion, the 2019 September issue of British Vogue explores more than fashion, going beyond clothing, trends and celebrity status.

The September Issue which currently enjoys the status of the Magazine’s most famous issue, focuses on Activism and Change. Much of it’s popularity is attributed to the fact that it was guest-edited by the Duchess of Sussex, but unlike previous covers, this September 2019 cover highlights the works of 15 women who bring positive impact through their lives and their work.

According to BoF, the choice of British Vogue to run a cover featuring neither the Duchess or fashion, but instead “women of varying age, color, creed, nationality, life experience” selected in the “spirit of inclusivity” speaks volumes about how activisim is shaping the zeitgeist.

With the Forces for CHANGE, the definition of ‘cool’ changes from a diversity advocate to the voice of a writer to a young woman fighting to save the environment to a woman advocating body positivity to an actress to a ballet dancer, encompassing the many possibilities the right kind of change can bring to an industry as powerful as fashion.

The British Vogue’s Forces for Change was photographed by Peter Lindbergh, styled by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and contributing fashion editor Grace Coddington.
Meet the 15 Forces for Change

Adut Akech 
Sinéad Burke
Adwoa Aboah 
Jacinda Arden
Ramla Ali
Chrissy Turlington Burns
Yara Shahidi
Greta Thurnberg
Laverne Cox
Francesca Hayward 
Jameela Jamil
Jane Fonda 
Gemma Chan 
Salma Hayek Pinault
Chimamanda Ngozika Adichie 


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