A Croydon charity threw a fashion show in the borough’s busiest shopping centre this month to promote diversity in the industry.

As part of London Fashion Week, Models of Diversity was joined by celebrity supporters Gail Porter, Nadia Essex and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle in a showcase of inclusion on the catwalk.

The charity’s models promoted this season’s latest trends as chosen by stylist Leigh Krystal, including an exclusive show from the designer Liquorish.

CEO Angel Sinclair, who has campaigned over the last 10 years for fashion to be more representative of the world said: “The runways need to represent the consumers”.

Models of Diversity supporter Gail Porter said: “we want everyone in society to be represented, every size, every age, every colour and ability”.

Participants included Asian modest model Zaynabs, Warwick district councillor Mini Mangat, cancer survivor Angelica Fenney, quadriplegic Lolly Mack celebrated transgender newsreader India Willoughby.