Photographer Elisabeth Van Aalderen was inspired to create the series when a girl complimented the pale patches on her skin, describing them as a “unique tattoo”.
A model who was compared to a cow by strangers because of her skin condition has become the face of a make up brand - and now features on billboards across the US. Aiesha Robinson, 29, was diagnosed with vitiligo in 2007, a skin condition in
Denise Chamberlain, 42, was 10 when a white spot appeared on her finger after the suspected autoimmune disease caused that area of her skin to lose pigment.
Missguided was roundly praised when it stopped airbrushing its models' stretch marks and released a totally unretouched campaign last year – and now there is another reason to cheer on the brand: its body-positive mannequins. The high street fashion retailer has introduced a diverse array of mannequins representing a range of ethnic backgrounds and featuring natural body features, including stretch marks and vitiligo, Campaign reports. The figures were created in-house with help from makeup artists and will be on show in the brand's two stores in Westfield Stratford City, London and Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent.
Marc Jacobs has made a statement with his latest ad. The photo is a waist-down shot of two models with long legs — and one has the skin condition vitiligo.
Canadian fashion model Winnie Harlow is a lot of things. Since the beginning of her career, Harlow’s name has been synonymous with her skin condition and the fact that she chooses not to cover up the patches of depigmented skin found on her face and body.
Vitiligo sufferer Tiffany Posteraro got this tattoo to defy bullies who labelled her ‘cow’ and ‘dalmatian’. Around 1 in 100 people in the UK will develop Vitiligo. Thanks to people like Winnie Harlow awareness of the condition is on the rise.
April Star may have vitiligo, but she’s not letting that stop her. April was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was six years old and started to notice pale patches develop all over her body. The long-term skin condition, which is usually permanent, causes white patches to develop on the skin due to the lack of a chemical called melanin.