The fashion industry has a long way to go before it reaches any semblance of equality with regard to diversity. Even just in this past season, we've experienced the frustrating ebb and flow that seems to indicate some optimistic areas of progress, yet there are other aspects that still need a lot of change.
In the spirit of optimism, we've combed through this season's most high profile shows to bring you the hottest catwalk models of the moment. Every model on this list has walked in shows from this current fashion month. Without further ado, here are 25 women whose work is pushing the industry in the right direction.
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