Black designers to know
Fashion has a race problem: the historic lack of diversity behind the scenes at every level has led to the release of racially insensitive products, cultural appropriation, profiling of minority customers in stores and a lack of representation on catwalks, magazine covers and ad campaigns.
In the last few years model diversity has improved somewhat, but until people of colour are welcomed into (and allowed to flourish in) creative and executive roles at every level of fashion brands, retailers and suppliers, mistakes will continue to be made and the opportunity for new ideas and voices will be lost.
Supporting Black designers is just one way to make retailers take notice and change their ways, permanently.
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