The Spanish fashion brand Desigual has signed up Chantelle Brown Young, a model suffering from vitiligo.
Desigual produces casual clothing. The brands characteristic design focuses on patchworks designs, bright colours and asymmetrical forms.
“Desigual stands for being unusual and unique and atypical, so they figured I’d be the perfect person for that“, declared Chantelle to the New-York Post.
Between 1 and 2% of the population suffers from vitiligo which greatly affect people psychologically and socially.
In a way, it is encouraging to witness a better recognition of the skin condition. Hopefully this initiative will lead to better support translated into research funds so people do not see it as “atypical”.