Fashion + Diversity
In September 2020, we looked into one of the longest standing and arguably expansive social issues in fashion: diversity (or the lack of). Things seem to be changing, but is the industry doing enough?
Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one to another. It’s the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.
But in fashion, it’s about empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes us different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin.
We live in a society whose fabric is diversity, but does the fashion industry reflect this? Does fashion truly celebrate what makes us different?