Covers & Content: June 2017

How diverse were the June 2017 issues of Canada’s top fashion magazines? We report on this every month, taking into consideration the cover star as well as the representation in the fashion editorials. Read on to find out how this month’s issues fared.

The Magazine: Elle Canada

The Cover Star: Jessica Alba

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: Latinx, mixed race

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: There were two fashion editorials this month. One starred on thin, white model, the other starred one thin, mixed race model.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

 

The Magazine: FASHION

The Cover Star: Heather Marks

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: This was a Whiteout Issue. This is especially disappointing as it is FASHION’s Summer Issue, covering both June and July 2017. There were two fashion editorials. The first starred one thin, white model. The second starred two thin, white models. As such, there were a lot of wasted opportunities for diversity.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

Covers & Content: May 2017

How diverse were the May 2017 issues of Canada’s top fashion magazines? We report on this every month, taking into consideration the cover star as well as the representation in the fashion editorials. Read on to find out how this month’s issues fared.

The Magazine: Elle Canada

The Cover Star: Evan Rachel Wood

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: Yes, there were two fashion editorials in this issue. One starred in thin, mixed-race model, and the second featured one thin, white model.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

 

The Magazine: FASHION

The Cover Star: Jourdan Dunn

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: Black

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: Yes, there were two fashion editorials in this issue. One starred in thin, mixed-race model, and the second featured one thin, white model.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

Covers & Content: April 2017

How diverse were the April 2017 issues of Canada’s top fashion magazines? We report on this every month, taking into consideration the cover star as well as the representation in the fashion editorials. Read on to find out how this month’s issues fared.

The Magazine: FASHION

The Cover Star: Coco Rocha

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: Yes. There were two fashion editorials this month, excluding Rocha’s cover story. One starred one thin, black model, and the second starred one thin, white model.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

The Magazine: Elle Canada

The Cover Star: Emma Watson

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: Yes. There were two fashion editorials this month. The first starred one thin, white model.The second starred one thin, black model.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

Covers & Content: February 2017

How did the February 2017 issues of major Canadian fashion magazines stack up this month in terms of diversity? Read on to find out.

The Magazine: FASHION

The Cover Star: Bregje Heinen

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: Counting Heinen’s cover story, this issue had two fashion editorials. The other also starred one thin, white model. This means the February issue of FASHION was a Whiteout Issue.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

 

The Magazine: Elle Canada

The Cover Star: Winnie Harlow

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: Black

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: Yes, Harlow’s cover story was also the only fashion editorial in this month’s issue.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

Covers & Content: January 2017

We’re sad to start our 2017 Covers & Content column knowing we are down a magazine–Flare stopped publishing print issues in December 2016. How will Elle Canada and FASHION represent diversity in Flare’s absence? Read on to find out.

The Magazine: Elle Canada

The Cover Star: model Crista Cober. This is odd, since they did a whole interview with Alicia Keys in this issue, though apparently chose not to make hers the cover story.

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: There was one fashion editorial in this issue starring one thin, white model. As such, this issue of Elle Canada was a Whiteout Issue.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

The Magazine: FASHION. Note that the Winter issue of FASHION covered December 2016 as well as January 2017, so this data is the same as previously-reported.

The Cover Star: Hailee Steinfeld

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: Mixed race

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: There were  two fashion editorials in this issue. One starred a thin, white model, and the second one starred one thin Latina/mixed race model.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

 

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