Strut Stats: New York Fashion Week F/W 2018 Diversity Report

One of the most important annual moments for fashion — New York Fashion Week — took place February 8 – February 16. An array of chic looks walked the runway in front of the biggest celebrities and tastemakers in the industry. But unfortunately, representation for black women still wasn’t exceptional. Take a look at the hard numbers of our diversity report for the Fall Winter 2018 season of New York Fashion Week and let us know your thoughts below!

Additional Facts and Figures:

  • 35% of fashion shows and presentations features NO black models
  • 3 out of the 5 of the season’s most diverse shows were by black designers
    • Romeo Hunte, Pyer Moss, Brandon Maxwell
  • 62% of all fashion shows and presentations had less than 20% black models
  • Fashion shows by black designers had at least 30% black models walk their show

What is The Strut Stat Report?

The Strut Stat report is an analytical overview of the state of diversity for black women during the international fashion weeks that take place every season. The purpose of this report is to provide statistics and solid numbers that show the fashion industry how much work still needs to be done to achieve adequate representation for all races.

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Gabriella Layne

Editor-in-Chief of The Strut Magazine

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