Diversity and Inclusion

Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porche, 1978 and Walt Frazier of the New York Knicks.

Mens Fashion

From Savile Row to Harlem: Black Contributions to Men’s Style

Many aspects of men’s style and tailoring today have roots and influences in Black culture and youth movements, but the contributions from the community often go without mention.

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fashion panelists discuss diversity. Clockwise from upper left: CaSandra Diggs, Carmen Arocho-Blanco, Nicole Chapoteau and Corey Smith.

Human Resources

LVMH, Tapestry, CFDA Talk Strategies to Create a More Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

The panelists discussed how to turn words into action and leverage diversity to better balance the business.

clock February 24, 2021Lisa Lockwood

FILE - In this July 22, 2008 file photo, traffic passes in front of The New York Times building in New York. The New York Times says it will charge readers for full access to its Web site starting in 2011, a risky move aimed at drawing more revenue online without driving away advertisers that want the biggest possible audience.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)


The New York Times Diversity Report Finds Major Failings

The report was commissioned by management at The New York Times eight months ago.

clock February 24, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

An illustration by Mona Chalabi for the 15 Percent Pledge.

Fashion Scoops

Moda Operandi Joins the 15 Percent Pledge for Greater Diversity

Moda Operandi is the latest retailer to take Aurora James’ pledge toward greater representation of Black designers in the fashion industry.

clock February 24, 2021Misty White Sidell

RAISEfashion and Anti-Racism Fund have worked on an internship program for candidates from HBCUs.


RAISEfashion, Anti-Racism Fund Partner to Address Diversity in Fashion’s Pipeline

The organizations are behind a new summer internship program to diversify fashion’s next generation.

clock February 24, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Participants of FGI's "Rising Stars Dialogue" included, clockwise from left, Aaron Potts, Monique Little, Jerry Buckner, Constance White, Rodney Epperson and Nyakio Grieco.

Business Features

Black Creatives Discuss the Challenges of Securing Funding, Getting Ahead in Fashion and Beauty

Creatives of color speak candidly about the hurdles they’ve faced in trying to build their businesses.

clock February 23, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Designs created by three HBCU students as part of Target’s inaugural HBCU Design Challenge.

Business Features

Amid Black History Month Drops, Brands Discuss Diversity Efforts Beyond Product

Following last summer’s racial justice protests and the police killing of George Floyd, companies across industries vowed to improve diversity.

clock February 22, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Shoe detailNike x Lebron x Harlem Fashion Row presentation, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 05 Sep 2018

Fashion Scoops

Nike and Sergio Hudson on Pushing Partnerships and Opportunities to Advance Inclusivity

Partnerships — and opportunities — are paramount for the success of Black designers and creatives in the fashion industry.

clock February 19, 2021Obi Anyanwu

Fashion Features

CFDA Fashion Impact Aims to Recruit and Advance Talent

The fashion industry is in need of substantial change, with only 4 percent of the CFDA’s members identifying as Black as of June.

clock February 19, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Calls Fashion a ‘Relentless Business’ in Sharing the Industry’s Realities and Rewards

Ford talked about perseverance, setting goals and having a vision.

clock February 19, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Russell Wilson and Ciara


EXCLUSIVE: Ciara and Russell Wilson Talk The House of LR&C, Giving Back and Seattle

Inclusivity and unity anchor the company’s ethos and outreach efforts.

clock February 19, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Tommy Hilfiger headshot

Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger, Black in Fashion Council Talk Next Steps in Diversity

Harlem’s Fashion Row is helping to push the industry beyond surface level efforts on diversity, and driving home the need for accountability.

clock February 18, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Tapestry Joins Forces With the Black in Fashion Council

Tapestry has signed up for a three-year commitment .

clock February 18, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer Hubert de Givenchy with models Carol Miles (L) Sandi Bass and Diane Washington wearing Givenchy Fall 1978 Couture Collection Advance.

Fashion Features

Hubert de Givenchy’s 1970s Black Cabine Models Made a Statement About Diversity

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Designer Hubert de Givenchy with models Carol Miles (L) Sandy Bass and Diane Washington wearing Givenchy Fall 1978 Couture

Fashion Features

Seminal Moment: Givenchy’s ‘70s Black Model Cabine Said Something About Diversity Fashion Could Learn From Today

Hubert de Givenchy’s Black house models in the late ‘70s sent a clear message to fashion about diversity. But has the industry regressed?

clock February 17, 2021Tara Donaldson

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