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:
- New York had the most racially-diverse models, ahead of London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.
- Nonwhite models comprised 37%+ of models for New York Fashion Week. This was just a .4% increase from last year.
- 7 designers had fashion shows that were 62%+ diverse.
- 33 transgender women and non-binary models walked in shows this year.
- Plus-size models comprised 1%+ of all models.
- There were 9 models aged 50+. This is down from 10 the year before.