Here’s another win to brighten your Tuesday afternoon—non-binary Filipino model Noah Carlos walked for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Vol. 2 show and we couldn’t be happier.
ICYMI, Rihanna’s second fashion show for her “Savage x Fenty” line premiered on Oct. 2 exclusively on Amazon Prime and featured a star-studded line-up of celebrities gracing the stage like Demi Moore, Shea Couleé and Cara Delevigne. The fashion show also featured a diverse cast of models from all over the world, but our most recent obsession among them was our very own Noah Carlos.
Carlos is a Filipino non-binary model based in California who’s been making noise in the modeling world for both their undeniable talent and for being outspoken about issues faced by the queer community. Signed with IMG Models, they want to inspire fellow queer Filipinos and other marginalized folks dreaming of walking the runway. Hoping to make changes in the fashion community for their queer siblings, they told VICE, “Everything is slow, but fashion is the fastest. I feel if non-conforming people don’t experience different things in this industry, it won’t change. I feel like in order to change, we need to get thrown into it and then talk about what happens.”
Seeing models like Carlos bring it to the runway, especially in a show as groundbreaking as Rihanna’s “Savage x Fenty” line, is a step towards a more inclusive industry. It causes a ripple effect and sets the stage for people to come forward and be unafraid to do what they want to do. We’re proud of you, Noah. We can’t wait to see you keep slayin’ the game!
Photo screengrab from the “NYFW S/S ’20 New Faces Show Pack” video
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