Racism on the Runways #LFW

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Media Diversified

by Kiri Kankhwende

Burberry Prorsum, Antionio Berardi, Osman – these are just a few of the designers showcasing their creations atLondon Fashion Weektoday but who will also find their names on another, less flattering list– of designers who consistently use one or no models of colour in their runway shows.

The London list of designers joins ones for Paris, New York and Milan compiled byBalance Diversity, a campaign for greater diversity on the runway spearheaded by Bethann Hardison, the former model agency owner, and supported by former supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell, who told Channel 4 News: “I’m saying the act of not choosing models of colour is racist.”

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A letter sent to the British Fashion Council and their international counterparts said: “Eyes are on an industry that season after season watches fashion design houses consistently use of one or no models of…

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