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There are more models of colour, but is fashion really diverse? | Fashion Industry News

London, United Kingdom – In September last year, fashion weeks were held in the cultural powerhouse cities of New York, London, Milan and Paris as part of the Spring/Summer 2021 season.

Overall, 41.3 percent of models were people of colour, a slight increase from the previous season, which had a rate of 40.6 percent, according to The Fashion Spot, an online magazine that monitors diversity in the industry.

However, with the next round of fashion weeks to begin on Sunday, critics say last season’s marginally improved figure was a show of tokenism.

They believe much more needs to be done to achieve real diversity – both in front of and behind the camera – while collectively trying to shift industry attitudes to achieve fundamental change.

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Somriddho Dasgupta is a 20-year-old androgynous model who has lived in the United Kingdom since 2016 after emigrating from India and has worked

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How Kimberly Goldson Turned Her Dream Into New York Fashion Week Reality

Years ago, before she learned how to sew, appeared on Project Runway, and founded her own fashion label, Kimberly Goldson used to work for a jewelry company with offices near Rockefeller Center.

Sometimes during her lunch break, she would walk one block east to Saks Fifth Avenue. She couldn’t afford to buy anything—though every once in a while she would “spend a paycheck [she] wasn’t supposed to spend” on Miu Miu shoes. “I would just walk around and dream,” she told The Daily Beast over Zoom.

Last month, the dream came to life, when Kimberly Goldson (the label) landed front-and-center in Saks’ famous window display. Goldson’s offering—a bright, patterned green tuxedo dress—stands out, especially as it’s sandwiched between other designers’ monochromatic pieces.

Goldson and her sister Shelly Powell co-founded the eponymous brand in 2012, after the designer had appeared on Project Runway. They live and work in

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The Black In Fashion Council will spotlight 16 designers during NYFW

New York Fashion Week is set to kick off this weekend – and will, for the second season running, see a number of minority fashion designers profiled through a partnership with IMG Models and the Black In Fashion Council.

Following a successful collaboration last season, the two organisations have teamed up again on a four-day showroom, which will spotlight the work of 16 designers.

The showroom is a much larger space than was seen last September, which profiled four brands. The designers featured this season include; House of Aama, Edas, Marrisa Wilson, Third Crown, Beads Byaree, Chelsea Paris, Chuks Collins, Kendra DuPlantier, Whensmokeclears, Michel Men, Lola Ade, Nicole Benfield, Nicole Shante, Come Back as a Flower, Label by Three and Local European.

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IMG Models Signs Natalia Bryant

Natalia Bryant has signed with IMG Models.

The agency will represent the 18-year-old Los Angeles native — the daughter of Vanessa Bryant and the late Kobe Bryant — in beauty and fashion.

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“I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” said Natalia Bryant in an exclusive statement. “I have a love for the industry, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to model. There is a lot to learn, but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.”

IMG Models will focus on building Bryant’s profile through editorial and brand endorsements, noted the agency.

“Natalia has such a bright future ahead of her, and we were taken aback by her beauty, talent and drive from our first encounter,” said IMG Models’ senior vice president Maja Chiesi. “We’re honored to partner with Natalia in shaping

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