Sunday 25 September 2016

Ashley Graham and trans model Andrea Pejic hit the catwalk at H&M Studio's star-studded Paris Fashion Week show

Sasha Brady

Published 03/03/2016 | 10:51

Ashley Graham gets ready to hit the H&M Studio catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Ashley Graham/Instagram.
Ashley Graham gets ready to hit the H&M Studio catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Ashley Graham/Instagram.

H&M Studio launched its Autumn/Winter 2016 line at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday with an all-star runway cast that transcended fashion conventions.

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There was a message of diversity on the catwalk as the Swedish fashion giant launched its latest Studio collection under the domed ceiling of the historic Bourse de Commerce in Paris.

The company says the show was inspired by "strong women and the beauty of independent minds" and their casting covered all ages and sizes.

Alongisde supermodels Amber Valetta, Anja Rubik, Carmen Kass, Natasha Poly, Andrea Diaconu, Freja Beha Erichsen, Soo Jo Park, Jourdan Dunn, Lineisy Montero came Anna Cleveland and her mother, the original '70s super, Pat Cleveland.

The 65-year-old graced the runway in a caramel jacket and head scarf, bringing her iconic strut to the catwalk.

Trans models Andreja Pejic and Hari Nef also featured in the show, as well as  'plus' size model and Sports Illustrated covergirl Ashley Graham.

Trans model Andrea Pejic walks the runway for H&M Studio at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Getty.
Trans model Andrea Pejic walks the runway for H&M Studio at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Getty.

And the star-studded front row was graced by Suki Waterhouse, Emma Roberts, Kata Mara, Atlanda de Cadenet Taylor and Ciara among a host of fashion power players like Caroline de Maigret and Miroslava Duma.

The collection ticked off all the trend boxes but it still appeared fun and easy-to-wear. Think glamour mixed with Bohemian chic and Scandinavian folklore, with oversized coats, drapey printed dresses, floral embroidered wide-leg trousers, sheer fabrics, gaucho hats and fake snakeskin cowboy boots.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Jamie Bell and Kate Mara attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Jamie Bell and Kate Mara attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

See the full collection below.

A model wears a creation for H&M's Fall-Winter 2016-2017 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Vianney Le Caer)
A model wears a creation for H&M's Fall-Winter 2016-2017 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Vianney Le Caer)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Ashley Graham walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Anna Cleveland walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Soo Joo Park walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Anja Rubik walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Vanessa Moody walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Amber Valletta walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Jourdan Dunn walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Jourdan Dunn walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Anna Cleveland walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Vanessa Moody walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Vanessa Moody walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Taylor Hill walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Natasha Poly walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Natasha Poly walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Amber Valletta walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Amber Valletta walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Anja Rubik walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Andreja Pejic walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (L-R) Audrey Marnay,Christa Theret,Alice Isaaz and Lily Taieb attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Sofia Sanchez de Betak and Alexandre de Betak attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (L-R) Lola Le Lann,Jordan Barret and Marie-Ange Casta attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Susie Lau attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Suki Waterhouse attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Atlanta de Cadenet and emma Roberts attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Caroline de Maigret attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Alice Isaaz attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Lola Le Lann attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Adele Exarchopoulos attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Miroslava Duma attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Jamie Bell and Kate Mara attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Christina Pitanguy attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Hofit Golan and Christina Pitanguy attend the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Kristina Bazan attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Marie-Ange Casta attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Emma Roberts attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Singer Ciara attends the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Designers pose the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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