M A K E R O O M F O R R E A L D I V E R S I T Y
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Right now, when we're hearing so much disturbing and hateful rhetoric,
it is so important to remember that our diversity has been
- and will always be -
our greatest source of strength and pride here by DiversityFashionweek
We need to give each other the space to grow,
to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.
We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things
as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
E M B R A C E Y O U R B E A U T Y 💕
The fashion industry has become more diverse, more inclusive.
More open. It is less them-vs.-you. It is us.
Yes, fashion still has its flaws. Designers often still have tunnel vision. The industry still makes head-smacking gaffes. There are far too many cases of profound insensitivity and cavalier cultural appropriation. In the past decade, it has opened its doors to more people of color, plus-size women, transgender women and those who simply don't fit the industry's classic definition of beauty. Most importantly,
fashion is talking about diversity in more nuanced ways — and learning from its mistakes.
K E V I N L E S L I E C O L L E C T I O N 2018/2019
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THE SPRING 2019 RUNWAYS WERE MORE RACIALLY DIVERSE THAN EVER
Yes, there's good news in The Fashion Spot's latest diversity report, but also some important lessons for the industry.
We're pretty pleased to be able to report something positive: The Spring 2019 runways were the most racially diverse ever. What began with record-setting (in terms of model representation) New York castings did, in fact, extend to Europe, and all in all, runways exhibited diversity that came off as genuine, routine and baked-in, rather than tokenistic or as some kind of specific political exclamation point
- BY STEPHANIE SALTZMAN , OCT 12 2018
Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model, Paving The Way For Others Like Her 👏🏾👏🏼
US fashion group calls for more diversity in model size
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Graham, of Nebraska, in 2016 became the first plus-size model to make the cover of "Sports Illustrated." She also appeared on the cover of "Vogue," helping to break down barriers in the notoriously snooty fashion world.
"We are beginning to see signs of fashion moving in the right direction," Marc Karimzadeh and Nicky Campbell wrote on the website of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which says it represents more than 500 men's and women's designers as well as jewelry and accessory designers.
"Designers such as Michael Kors and Christian Siriano are casting models that defy tradition," they said in a reference to the fashion world's longstanding preference for slimness.
"Body Positivity is important in fashion and we want to see more designers and companies embrace this in 2019," the CFDA communication officials wrote
A movement to recognize alternate body types started in 2017 at New York Fashion Week, with runway shows by Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano and Michael Kors.
In September, the CFDA launched with plus-sized brand Dia&Co the #TeeUpChange campaign to encourage greater diversity in size among young creators.
It also collaborated last year with Universal Standard, a brand that offers to exchange a piece of clothing in the year following its purchase if the customer´s size changes.
"In the past year, we put more focus on size inclusivity," through the Dia&Co and Universal Standard tie-ups, "and it continues to be a focus going forward," Karimzadeh told AFP.