Jourdan Dunn Unveils Her LONDUNN Collection
After dropping hints for several weeks on her social media pages, British model Jourdan Dunn has finally unveiled her highly anticipated streetwear line, appropriately named LONDUNN. The 96-piece collection is a collaboration with affordable e-tailer Misguided and will feature everything from leotards to pencil skirts and backpacks.
Jourdan Dunn Scores Double Covers for the February Edition of Vogue Brasil
Model Jourdan Dunn is covering the February edition of Vogue Brasil… two times. The twenty-five year old British beauty channels the 1970’s effortlessly in the Zee Nunes lensed photo shoot, which was recently shot on location in the city of Curitiba. Jourdan was styled by Pedro Sales and Silvio Giorgio, who chose to deck her out in Burberry from head-to-toe. Sales said the look is for “anyone who wants to enjoy the summer time to the last drop- in the sands or out of them.”
I didn’t know this until the other day, and I don’t know if it’s a good thing, or bad, but Chanel Iman is the first black model to walk the runways of Gucci, since 2005. It may sound bad, but what’s worst is that British model, Jourdan Dunn, walked for Prada last season, and was the first brown sista in 10yrs!!
Former Gucci designer, Tom Ford, ended his reign in 2005, so maybe it’s the fault of current designer, Frida Giannini, why it has taken so long. And, why only one black model? I know it might not seem like there’s a lot of black models around, but believe me, there are. They just don’t get the same chances.
* So, my question is:
– If you were a black model, and in Chanel or Jourdan‘s shoes, would you feel honored to be employed to a company such as Gucci or Prada?
The Brown Sista models are this year’s hottest runway trend. From the young’ns Chanel, Jourdan, + Arlenis, to Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Selita Ebanks [middle in above photo], these ladies lit up the catwalk.
The rumors about an all-black issue of Italian Vogue are true! And its cover girl could be none other than 17-year-old rising star Jourdan Dunn. We’re not surprised Dunn landed the issue, considering she was the first black model to walk Prada this past Fashion Week in Milan since Naomi Campbell in 1997. Steven Meisel shot the entire issue with zero white models, in hopes the move will encourage other magazines to diversify. Let’s hope designers like Miuccia Prada will notice and, you know, expand the castings beyond Dunn. (Seriously, Miu — eleven years?! Ridic.) Landing Prada isn’t the only thing Dunn has in common with Campbell. British Vogue notes: Naomi Campbell has always been outspoken about racism in fashion and 17-year-old Dunn, who was famously scouted in the Hammersmith branch of Primark in London, recently added her voice to the debate.