Racial Diversity at NYWF 2013: Is Color Coming into Fashion?

Racial Diversity at NYWF 2013: Is Color Coming into Fashion

This season proved to be the most racially diverse ever counted. Unfortunately, the numbers are still heavily skewed in the favor of white models. Way too often in fashion, looking “aspirational” is still considered synonymous with “having white skin.” I would challenge fashion enthusiasts to look at this as a problem that we can help influence by spreading awareness.

“It’s difficult to quantify a problem like high fashion’s demonstrated preference for white skin. Race is a social construct, not a fact. And our “categories” — black, Asian, non-white Latina, and what we for lack of a better term call “other” — are not (and probably cannot be) perfect.”

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