“…It does affect their house and their brand”, says supermodel Naomi Campbell in a 2008 interview done by British channel 4.
Welcome back to the Prada N’ Prose February series of, Ode to Black History: A Journey through design.
The interview discussed the rarity of black models in high fashion runway shows and fashion advertisements. With her experience as a model for over 28 years, Naomi was able to provide a first-hand perspective on her experience in the industry.
In this sequel, I spoke with Aleisha Reado, a 21 year-old Business and Apparel Design major. I showed her three videos out of the dozens that I had watched on the topic of the roles that minorities, (specifically black women), play in the fashion industry.
The fashion industry as a whole is worth billions a dollars, thats from designers, to stylists, to seamstresses, to writers. Out of all of these categories and more it is amazing that roughly only 20% of those are minorities, (asian, black, latino)