NYFW Designers Still Prefer Caucasian Models Over Non-Whites


jourdan-dunn-karlie-klossImaging and branding for fashion designers have been as influential as the designs themselves. Jenna Sauers, a writer for the popular feminist blog Jezebel, has been analyzing and reporting on the racial diversity of models at New York Fashion Week starting Fall 2008. Reports show a mere four percent change from 2008 until now. Thirteen to Seventeen Percent non-whites have walked the runway at NYFW.

According to Aussie Fashion Blogger Demi statements like ” The designer isn’t racist, they simply have a vision and (insert minority here) may not have been right for the collection.” have been the response for most designers.

Models from other designers like Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci, Saint Laurent, Gucci and Burberry are casted by dynamic duo Nicoli and Ananna and they have been able to cast a diverse range of models with success and still compete as top brands.

But is that truly diversity with only…

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