Black Icons - 2022

This Black History Month, we are honoured to stand in solidarity with the incredible black icons throughout British history. Our mini models have paid tribute by donning their most dazzling outfits as they take on the personas of those who’ve inspired them! From athletics and artistry to acting and activism, let's applaud these powerhouse change-makers for championing diversity while showing what it means to excel — together.

Ade Adepitan

Presenter and Wheelchair basketball player

Model: Selasi

Judi Love

Comedian & Presenter

Model: Amara

Sir Lenny Henry

Actor, comedian, presenter and Writer

Model: Oscar

Sir Trevor Mcdonald

Newsreader & Journalist

Model: Isaiah

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

British nurse, health care administrator, lecturer & Professor

United Kingdom's first sickle cell and Thalassaemia nurse specialist

Model: Geanna

Mary Seacole

nurse & author

First British nurse practitioner

Model: Ella

Leomie Anderson


Model: Shyla-Rae

Joseph Coehlo


Model: Aaron

Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet, playwright & author

Models: Khalifa

Michaela Cole

Actress & Screenwriter

Model: Shiya

Daniel Kuluya


Model: Kershai

John Boyega


Model: Raheim


Musician & Founder/CEO of BLACK POUND DAY



Singer, songwriter & TV presenter

Model: Amelia


Rapper, songwriter & Actor

Model: Tahir

Margaret Busby

Publisher, editor, writer & Broadcaster

Britain's youngest and first black female book publisher

Model: Tolani

ZeZe Millz

News personality

Model: Jenaya

Little Simz

Rapper, singer & actress

Model: Aayla

Becky Downie


Model: Millie-Mae

Perri Shakes-Drayton


Model: Freya

Cephas Williams

Community activist, Campaigner & photographer

Model: Amir

Julie Adenuga

Broadcaster, Presenter, radio host & DJ


Lavinya Stennett

The founder of The Black Curriculum

Model: Rhyna