REAL MODELS AS ROLE MODELS: Kenneth Cole will reprise The Courageous Class campaign for spring, spotlighting five individuals who have overcome challenges to become role models.
Photographed by Glen Luchford in New York City, the campaign will be supported by a national print, outdoor, digital and social media plan. It is styled by Clare Richardson. The spring 2016 advertising campaign budget is in line with the fall 2015 one, said a spokeswoman.
The Courageous Class for 2016 includes Mari Malek, aka DJ Stiletto, a model and DJ in New York who founded Stand for Education Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls; Bryn Mooser, a humanitarian, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and cofounder of RYOT, an immersive media company; Shaun Ross, an American model, actor, dancer and activist and the first male model with albinism; Caitlin Crosby, actress, singer and entrepreneur who launched the campaign Love Your Flawz to support those dealing with body image issues, and Nasir Sobhani, a former drug addict who became a barber and world citizen and gives free haircuts to homeless people and others that are less fortunate.