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16 Dec

Malaika Firth Says She “Ignores Racism” in Modeling Industry

Malaika Firth is a Kenyan-born British fashion model who started modeling after her mother saw a TV special about her agency, Premier Model Management. You may have seen this doll in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show,  Burberry ads, the TopShop holiday campaign or taking selfies backstage with our uncle Karl Lagerfeld! In addition to her stunning beauty, she is known to be outspoken about racial issues within the industry and has strong opinions about money and fame. Earlier this year, she spoke with VOGUE Magazine about how she ignores racism: "The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue,...
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19 Sep

Pyer Moss Challenges Racism with a Brave Fashion Statement

Black Lives Matter Fashion Show
Kerby Jean-Raymond and Usher Raymond at Pyer Moss
Pyer Moss Fashion Presentation Promotes Change Runway Show Challenges Racism & Police Brutality Kerby Jean-Raymond, the innovative designer behind Pyer Moss, the cult sportswear brand for men, has changed the game with a new "menswear for women" collection that challenges racism and police brutality in America. During New York Fashion Week, Jean-Raymond showcased a stellar and thought-provoking presentation that left buyers and press speechless, yet hungry for change. “For as long as I have this platform and for as long as people are going to listen to me — I’m going to take a stand on something and this is something that is important to me. If one person walks out of here today and is just nicer,...
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6 Aug

Naomi Campbell and Diversity Coalition Fight Against Racism in Fashion Industry

Naomi Campbell says her campaign to counter racism in fashion was inspired by Nelson Mandela,  who once dubbed her his “honorary granddaughter. “I’ve seen a huge change this season already,” Campbell said. “Giorgio Armani used four models of color in his show, and a model of color opened his show, which is something that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Jil Sander did; I’m naming names because this is a big improvement.” Last September, she lent support to the advocacy group, Diversity Coalition, that calls out high-profile designers who either did not use models of color at all in their fall fashion week shows, or only sent one down their catwalks. Set up by former model agent Bethann Hardison, the...
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