With New York Fashion Week just days away, it’s the right time to recap the diversity statistics for Spring 2019 so far.
September A.K.A. ‘Fashion Month’ has (finally) arrived, which means that it’s time for the biggest international runway shows to commence and for culture-shifting magazine covers to dominate newsstands. While this time of year can bring great excitement, it also offers a great opportunity to reflect on the state of diversity in fashion at large. So far, the September issues have signaled a swarm of much-needed progress with black women gracing nearly every magazine cover. But based on the numbers from our diversity report last season, there’s no question that much more progress needs to happen on the runway.
As we prepare for fashion month to get into full swing, we’re running the diversity statistics of Spring 2019 runway fashion shows so far.
About the Season
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.
- Each model is counted as “1” model for each time they walk in a show or each photo they appear in for a presentation/campaign.
- We acknowledge that some models’ races will not be distinguishable solely based on their physical appearance. We use our best judgement to consider the range of identities that exist within the diaspora so that we can make our calculations as accurate as possible.