Anok Yai opens the Fall/Winter 2018 Prada show at Milan Fashion Week (The Independent UK)
Diversity in the fashion industry has been a hot-button topic for some time. Diversity in fashion shows has been a large part of that discussion. Fortunately, “The Fashion Spot” tracks this and keeps the industry accountable. The site puts the findings in a report and releases them to the public.
Here’s what “The Fashion Spot” found for diversity on the runway for the Fall/Winter 2018 fashion shows:
The Oscars are this weekend (Sunday, Feb. 28). If you’ve been following awards season this year, you know that the #OscarsSoWhite reared its ugly head again. This is the second year in a row that there have been no non-white nominees in the four acting categories. Shameful isn’t a strong enough word.
So I’m throwing it back to the last time we had a non-white winner in an acting category. That was back in 2014, at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2013’s “12 Years A Slave.” She’s both the most recent POC nominee and winner.
And because I couldn’t choose just one photo of Nyong’o, here’s another one that showcases her incredible Prada dress:
Lupita Nyong’o backstage at the Oscars, 2014 (Fiction Diversity WordPress)