With the ongoing discussion of diversity in fashion, both on and off the runway, it's always refreshing to see natural hair celebrated on models of color during fashion week and beyond. Considering it wasn't even that long ago that seeing natural hair on a runway was truly an anomaly, seeing and celebrating all hair textures is certainly worthy of commendation. This season, we spotted an impressive number of buzzed beauties, flowy tresses, bodacious locs and all levels of Afros, kinks, coils and textures, across a variety of shows..
The visibility of models with all hair types is a step forward for diversity, a means of expressing that beauty comes in a wide spectrum — and of conveying that many different hair textures should be celebrated equally. But just because the runways showcased Black models flaunting their unprocessed hair, don't get it twisted: It's not a trend, it's a lifestyle. It's a reality. And it's finally getting a bit more representation in fashion. About time, if you ask us.
While we couldn't recap them all, we've rounded up a selection of our favorite natural hair moments from the Fall 2018 New York runways. Click through the gallery below to see them all.