12 Places We Saw and Appreciated Diversity at Fashion Week
When it comes to the fashion world, we won't sit here and pretend that you can sense diversity all around you. That's simply not the case. It's true that with each season, a small handful of designers aim to cast a show with models from different backgrounds. But that is not enough, because we can still count on only two hands the runways that show extended sizing, and even then some fashion houses select only one or two women with curves.
But if we don't celebrate the cases of diversity that we do find, how can we inspire the rest of the industry to take a hint? In fact, in New York City alone, almost half the models cast in shows were women of color, and there were 15 models over age 50, which is more than ever before.
That's why we're here to round up the instances we found that prove that fashion does not just apply to a select few. Clothes (yes, runway clothes!) are for all ages, all genders, all body types, and any damn ethnicity in the world. Take it or leave it.