Black models are featured on the August 2015 cover of W Magazine.

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From  beautiful shades of bronzed ivory to rich mahogany,  W Magazine did a fabulous job of showing that Black is Beautiful by featuring all-Black models in the August 2015 edition.

In the photo spread, models (Ajak Deng, Amilna Estevao, Anais Mali, Aya Jones, Binx Walton and Tami Williams) were outfitted in a wide variety of clothing designers ranging from Dolce & Gabbana to Prada and all of the models donned natural hairstyles.  The beautiful shots of the models were taken by fashion photographer Emma Summerton and styled by W Magazine’s Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful.  Please see photos below:

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