Zendaya has “found herself” through her fashion choices.
The ‘Euphoria’ star collected the Visionary Award at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards and in her acceptance speech, she opened up about fashion and how it has made her more “confident”.
Speaking as she collected her award from model Bethann Hardison, she said: “I just want to say thank you, first and foremost, to Bethann, you are an icon and a true trailblazer in this fashion industry, and I am grateful for all that you are and all that you continue to do. You inspire me every day.
“This is an incredible honour. It means the world to me. I think fashion has always truly lived in my heart ever since I was very, very young. I love clothes and I think it’s so much more than just clothes. I think it’s an art, it’s emotion, it’s feeling, and to me, through clothes I’ve been able to find myself and be more confident in myself as a young woman growing into my womanhood.”
And Zendaya hopes to “improve” the industry and make it more inclusive.
She added: “I hope to continue to be able to improve things until this industry really does reflect the beauty that I get to see every day. So, thank you so much. I’m so excited for the future of this industry and all the beautiful things that we have yet still to accomplish. Thank you.”