Kenyans join ‘Vogue’ global challenge
Kenyans have joined in the viral #VogueChallenge showcasing their creative talents by affixing their pictures on the cover of the popular fashion and lifestyle magazine.
The challenge started in America after the magazine’s editor-in-chief Ann Wintour, apologised for not giving more space to black designers on the publication.
The apology came in the wake of unrest sweeping across the US and world over the killing of a black man George Floyd by a white policeman in Minneapolis.
According to the Guardian, Ms Wintour regretted that only a few black people are employed at Vogue. She, however, promised that it would change in the future.
This sparked an online buzz resulting in different people of color responding to Ms Wintour apology by recreating the cover of Vogue magazine with their own photos.
Netizens from all over Africa joined the #VogueChallenge (Africa).
Below are some of the posts shared locally and elsewhere.
#voguechallenge trend because:
There deserves to be a Vogue Africa just as much as it's most common in high end countries. Why? Africa and our melanin is so beautiful, speaking of our talented creators as well!
I would really love to be a magazine cover star? pic.twitter.com/6dFOueOdrU
— Linda (@lindaochieng_) June 12, 2020
— Rphael Xzvr (@Raphael24163230) June 12, 2020
— Andile.Biyana (@andilebiyana) June 12, 2020
Poisa by Kenyan Designer Patricia Mbela @PatMbela @BritishVogue @voguemagazine @citizentvkenya #VogueChallenge #Vogue #VogueMagazine #Kenya #KOT #Africa #fashiondesigner #BlackMagic #blackisbeautiful #VogueChallengeKE #vogueafrica #VogueChallenge pic.twitter.com/wakxBeTPgO
— Patricia Mbela (@PatMbela) June 11, 2020
— Mideluzzyilori (@mideluzzyilori) June 11, 2020