Winnie Harlow is redefining the fashion industry.
As you have no doubt noticed from the pictures here, the 21-year old from Canada has Vitiligo, a chronic skin condition that produces patches of pigmentation when the immune system attacks the body’s melanin.
It began when she was four years old and she experienced bullying throughout school – she was frequently called a “cow”, thanks to the patch-like formations of her pigmentation – leading her to drop out at 16.
But it was thanks to Tyra Banks that Winnie, real name Chantelle Brown-Young, first found her footing as a model.
Banks found Winnie, on Instagram and approached her to audition for America’s Next Top Model.
The rest as they say is now history. Winnie who stands at 5ft10” tall had a starring role in Eminem and Sia’s Guts Over Fear andDrake’s Get To Know Yourself videos. She has been featured in Vogue Italia, Complex, Italian Glamour and Dazed & Confused magazines and flown over to the UK by famed photographer Nick Knight to be the subject of one of his high-profile SHOWstudio project.
And now for Complex Magazine August/September 2015, check out more photos from the fashion editorial below.
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