"So much has changed in the industry, but for me, I think the coolest thing that has changed is the atmosphere kind of backstage at shows because when I first started modeling there wasn't really a proper area for the models to change. We were kind of just like out in the open and I was a child, I was 16-years-old, so I was always very nervous, like, 'Oh my God, I'm like changing and there's no dressing room.' But this season I've done a few shows now and they've all had actual private, proper dressing rooms, so that's been pretty exciting to see."
3. Fashion pan up Anok Yai
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Anok Yai, model:
"I'm seeing models of color being put in the spotlight more, especially dark-skinned models like myself. Like, I just got an Estee Lauder contract, when before you don't often see dark-skinned women represented in beauty. So, I'm really excited about that. And, yeah, basically diversity and fashion it's becoming more inclusive. That's a great thing yeah."
5. Fashion pan up Hanne Gaby Odiele
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanne Gaby Odiele, model:
"Fashion is all about change. Some things are for the best, some things are just different and it's an exciting time to be in. And I feel like what the Business of Fashion does is keep the conversation going and have a really honest opinion about everything, which is cool."
7. Medium of Karolina Kurkova and Petra Collins talking on the carpet
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Petra Collins, artist, photographer, model:
"I mean it's like adding, like, women, female photographers, it's like including different models, it's celebrating young designers. It's also about like celebrating fashion as an art too, not just like something that's a commodity."
9. Fashion pan up of Karen Elson posing for photographers.
"One big change that I'm really very happy about is the trend to sort of stop using fur. You know, I mean, I've been noticing that high-end designers like Gucci and Givenchy, obviously, Stella McCartney for a very long time, has been very sort of ethical in that way. And that for me I think is really, really important. Also, just as far as the structure and the business structure, I think the conversation is becoming more mindful, more ethical, more… nicer, as well. You know, fashion has this long history of sort of being unapproachable and not very nice. And I think that's actually changing right now where we want to be accountable, we want to be representative of all men and women of different backgrounds, shapes, body sizes."
11. Medium of Adut Akech, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and Halima Aden posing for photographer