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Rankin x Changing Faces

Portrait Positive


The Portrait Positive project, was conceived by Steven Tai and together with photographer Rankin it challenged perceptions of beauty through a series of striking images of 16 different women with visible facial and bodily differences. 

Shot by Rankin and dressed in designs by Steven Tai, three of the women from the portrait series took to the catwalk in Steven Tai’s presentation at London Fashion Week.


The Portrait Positive images were collated into a book of the same name - proceeds from the sales of which will go to support Changing Faces’ work across the country. 

Changing Faces is the leading charity for 1.3 million children, young people and adults in the UK who have a medical condition, mark or scar that makes them look different. Approximately one in 111 people in the UK have a significant visible facial difference, despite being largely absent from representations in fashion and the media.


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