At Paris Fashion Week (PFW) this year, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid swapped hair colors, '70s supermodel Pat Cleveland rocked it on the runway, and some of the biggest names in fashion presented their Autumn/Winter 2016 collections.
But before we show you our favorite looks from the various brands presented at PFW, we'd like to highlight one collection that made more than just a fashion statement by going above and beyond with regards to female empowerment.
Because here at A Plus, we're all about spreading positivity and inspiring positive change.
This year, we would like to recognize H&M for celebrating strong, diverse women of all ages at PFW — and that's worthy of applause. Though the brand still has a ways to go in regard to their means of production, this year's fashion show was on-point when it came to representing women. (And just in time for March 8 International Women's Day, too!)
The New York Times pointed out that the runway featured top models from both today and year's past — putting a refreshing, new spin on the catwalk.
"[The models were] strutting their way through an ode to the 1970s. They included the '70s supermodel Pat Cleveland; her daughter, Anna; Andreja Pejic; Amber Valletta; Natasha Poly; Jourdan Dunn; and Ashley Graham, the plus-size star of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover," NY Times' Elizabeth Paton reports.
Moreover, H&M Creative Advisor Ann-Sophie Johansson told ELLE.com that this year's show aimed "to manifest the strength in women and the beauty of independent minds, and it was important for us to embrace and show strong women on the catwalk, through diversity and ethnicity."
We're calling this show our A Plus top pick for these reasons and the awesome styles, too. Check it out:
But while we love H&M's message about diverse powerful woman, we can't ignore the beauty of the other fashion lines presented in PFW.