The hottest fashion show returned to New York on November 8, revealing an upgrade in diversity and acceptance of inner beauty. There’s a reason why the Victoria Secret fashion show is the most anticipated runway annually. The lingerie brand this year displayed an amazing diversity of differentiated looks and culture. With the inclusion of new and callback casted models, the show presented an indulgence of pure beauty.
Hungarian model Barbara Palvin, made a comeback since her last walk in 2012 and left everyone admirably amazed with her healthily curved figure, a body type that we don’t particularly see on the show traditionally, her callback was an appreciated decision. Likewise, the familiar-faced high-end fashion model Sabah Koj made her Victoria Secret debut. She previously worked with established designer labels such as Sally LaPointe, Iris Van Herpen and Balmain. Invigorating a proudful selection of the East background, Kelsey Merritt is the first ever Filipino-American who walked this year's show and also expressed (and still is) immense excitement on her social media account. The additional casting of an Asian model of contrasting ethnicity from the adorable Ming Xi and elegant Sui He allows the world to experience variant looks of cultures. Winnie Harlow continues to inspire and proves that barriers can be broken in both the modelling and fashion world as she allures viewers with her VS debut.
Many occurrences that cannot be missed happened throughout the night including the emotional tribute to Adriana Lima’s final walk and Elsa Hosk who donned the fantasy bra. An extensive amount of optimistic views was delivered, gathering eagerness for the world to see a variety of global goddess’ to be broadcast on television and online by the 2nd of December.
Words by Anna Louangsy
Images courtesy of Torstar