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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Street Style Surveys: Does The Fashion Industry Have A Diversity Problem?


1. Some were sure in their convictions.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 
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6. While others looked at an even bigger picture.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 
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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 

8. And acknowledged the consequences of the all-too-common industry whitewash.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 

9. Many acknowledged an issue — but see progress. Slow progress.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 
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13. While others were (perhaps understandably) a little unsure.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 

At Fashion Week, a show can walk with an all-white cast of models, followed by a much more balanced (or, really, a much less unbalanced lineup in the same venue an hour or so later). Such is the whim of the industry’s top casting directors.

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17. And some people were sure only about their commitment to quilted mylar-style shorts.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 

18. Others still don’t see a problem at all. Asked if the industry is lacking in its diversity/representation of minority models, many responded just like this:

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Text reads: “I don’t think diversity is a problem as it depends on what the designer is trying to portray…The focus is more on representing their image and style rather than being specific to something like race!”

23. A complete non-issue, apparently.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 

24. In conclusion, however, Uhura deserves the last word.

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Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed

 

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/maceyjforonda/street-style-surveys-is-there-a-racial-diversity-problem-in

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