'The fashion industry will be brought face-to-face with its narrow standards of beauty during London Fashion Week, through a unique collaboration between world-renowned photographer Rankin, designer Steven Tai and the charity Changing Faces.
The Portrait Positive project, conceived by Stephen Bell, will challenge perceptions of beauty through a series of striking images of sixteen different women with visible facial and bodily differences.
Shot by Rankin and dressed in designs by Steven Tai, three of the women from the portrait series will take to the catwalk in Steven Tai’s presentation at London Fashion Week on 16 September 2018.
The Portrait Positive images have also been collated into a book of the same name—proceeds from the sales of which will go to support Changing Faces’ work across the country. The Portrait Positive book will launch on Tuesday 25 September and will be available to purchase on this website as well as selected stores, boutiques and art spaces across the U.K'. - Portrait Positive, 2018