Fashion Week Shows Little Diversity Improvement

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The fashion industry has seen its fair share of super models grace it’s runways but it still posts mediocre results for models of color. This past season only seen a 1 percent increase for this past season’s fashion week.

“Those numbers aren’t surprising. Jezebel, which started compiling data on runway diversity in Fall 2008, found that the number of non-white models cast in NYFW shows increased by only about a single percentage point on the Fall 2014 runways over the previous season, despite the heightened scrutiny.”

– TheSpotFashion.com

The two top agencies reporting were Fusion Model Management and Wilhelmina Model Management at 46.5% and 33.35 respectively for models of color in show packages

“There is definitely more work and a greater demand for Caucasian models. It’s also tougher to find great ethnic models.”

– Jody Gordon, Founder at Fusion Model Management

By the Numbers: Racial Diversity at New York Modeling Agencies (2013-2014)

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