British fashion magazine Vogue has created a series of five different covers for its May 2023 issue.
The different covers feature portraits of disabled creatives, activists and models and the magazine has said it hopes the covers will further important conversations around disability.
The series, called Reframing Fashion: Dynamic, Daring & Disabled, features Sinead Burke, Selma Blair, Justina Miles, Aaron Rose Philip and Ellie Goldstein.
In his editor’s note, Edward Enninful highlighted how the fashion industry can increase inclusivity.
“Making this issue was necessary and overdue education for all – and taught us many lessons we will carry forward into the future. Ultimately, these covers and portfolio ask a question: We all engage with fashion, but does fashion engage with all of us?”
To increase the inclusivity, the magazine roped in the help of the UK’s Royal National Institute of Blind People. The Institute has produced a braille version of the issue which will be available in digital and audio formats from early May.
Enninful also said the issue has offered an opportunity for British Vogue to confront its own accessibility issues. The magazine has reviewed lift and ramp access at its photo studios in London, included alt text features on its website and social media, and improved audio descriptions in its videos.
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