At many shows in the past, there seemed to be a one-size-fits-all approach. All models had stick straight center-parted hair or waves, no matter what their natural texture was. One of my favorite moments was when I was backstage at Walter Baker and noticed that while many of the models were getting long, straight blonde extensions, one Type 4 model sported a big luscious afro. Another, who was transitioning, got a sexy textured look. TIGI stylist Nick Irwin said that with such beautiful texture, he wanted to work with it rather turning it into something it wasn’t. This same attitude could be seen at every show, where I saw every possible texture and style.