Malaika Firth, British Model and Woman of the Year 2016

Malaika Firth, British Model and Woman of the Year 2016

Harper Bazaar’s Model of the Year “With her ethereal grace and striking features, the British-Kenyan model is at the vanguard of fashion’s new mood.” “The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue, then it’s …

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Hat tip: Gena Pearson Source: Guardian.co.uk The presence of Firth, who was born in Kenya and grew up in the UK, in this campaign is undeniably symbolic, but it is also a massive endorsement for her. Doe-eyed and with delicate features, Firth started modelling two years ago and has previously appeared on the Asos website …