44184032_2436890576328100_4633384949121024000_n.jpg
44184032_2436890576328100_4633384949121024000_n.jpg
41594607_226969181506496_1259780389715574784_n.jpg
41594607_226969181506496_1259780389715574784_n.jpg
44255971_2436890422994782_3570129605601787904_n.jpg
44255971_2436890422994782_3570129605601787904_n.jpg
44174410_2436889009661590_5133137804561219584_n.jpg
44174410_2436889009661590_5133137804561219584_n.jpg
44134963_2436090746408083_4370717818883145728_n.jpg
44134963_2436090746408083_4370717818883145728_n.jpg
44166154_2436888779661613_5323017488378626048_n.jpg
44166154_2436888779661613_5323017488378626048_n.jpg
44125440_2436890926328065_536975563173134336_n.jpg
44125440_2436890926328065_536975563173134336_n.jpg
44222658_2436889652994859_3329806591749783552_n.jpg
44222658_2436889652994859_3329806591749783552_n.jpg
44317402_2436890782994746_1018317366989160448_n.jpg
44317402_2436890782994746_1018317366989160448_n.jpg
44269424_2436887412995083_167560327917993984_n.jpg
44269424_2436887412995083_167560327917993984_n.jpg
44198783_2436090463074778_674042108620832768_n.jpg
44198783_2436090463074778_674042108620832768_n.jpg
44303584_2436887579661733_8447127066846953472_n.jpg
44303584_2436887579661733_8447127066846953472_n.jpg

 

I don't design clothes. I design dreams.

 - Ernia Santawie



M A K E R O O M F O R R E A L D I V E R S I T Y 
22, 23, 24 MARCH!! 🥂🎉

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

Experience the empowerment force of a different creativity


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

#diversitymodelsontherunway #diversity #newcollection#springcollection2019
#BUTTHERESSTILLLOTSOFWORKTOBEDONE #runway #runwaymodels#fashionindustrygallery


NEWS 2019

Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model, Paving The Way For Others Like Her 👏🏾👏🏼

 

Read more

https://aplus.com/…/chelsea-werner-model-with-down-syndrome…


US fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

TOP 10 PLUS SIZE MODELS

https://thephotostudio.com.au/all/modelling/top-10-plus-size-models-2018/

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.