The lack of diversity within the fashion industry isn’t a new topic, but with only 22.4% of non-white catwalk models used in the SS16 shows, big names such as Valentino and Junya Watanabe have entered the firing line for allegations of racism.
This July, The Fashion Debates brings a series of debates tackling ethical issues within the industry to the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, featuring a panel of professionals whose opinions and first-hand experiences will challenge and inform our perceptions.
The Fashion Debates will host a number of speakers including Naomi Mdudu – former Fashion Editor of The Metro and Editor of The Lifestyle Edit, Anna-Mari Almila – Research Fellow in Sociology of Fashion at London College of Fashion and Jody Furlong – Founder of The Casting Eye and a Trustee for All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. The evening promises to challenge our use of language, use of models, and how we can all speak up to promote a more diverse, inclusive industry.
Taking place on 14th July at 7pm – 9pm at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design, tickets are priced at £10 per person.