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Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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.

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…

Tapestry Joins Forces With the Black in Fashion Council

Tapestry has signed up for a three-year commitment .

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…

Prada, UNESCO Complete Ocean Education Program

Called "Sea Beyond," the program will culminate on March 26 during a livestreamed event bestowing 5,000 euros…

The CROWN Act Is Pushing to Protect, and Value, Black Women’s Hair

"Hair discrimination is a really critical issue in how racism gets manifested."

Black Owned Everything Launches E-commerce Marketplace

The site will feature brands within the fashion, beauty, lifestyle and design arenas.

Qurate’s ‘Big Find’ Contest Spotlights Emerging Brands

Women and minority-owned brands comprise the bulk of the winners in the latest round of Qurate's search…

IMG and the Black in Fashion Council Strengthen Their Alliance

The entities joined forces for the first time last season during New York Fashion Week.

Then and Now: Veteran Designer Byron Lars and Emerging Talent Fe Noel on the Pitfalls of ‘Pigeonholing’ Designers by Race

"My Black experience does, of course, inform my work, but it doesn't entirely define it." 

EXCLUSIVE: Revolve Turns to Mentorship to Show Greater Support for Black-Owned and Black-Designed Brands

"It was really in response to the 15 percent challenge," said chief executive officer Michael Mente…

A Brief History of Black-owned Beauty Brands

WWD looks back on Black-owned beauty brands from the 1900s on, featuring Annie Turnbo Malone, Eunice Johnson…

Sharon Chuter Calls for Redefining ‘Black’ in ‘Make It Black’ Campaign

"Black is classic, black is timeless, black is stylish, black is chic," Chuter told reporters in a virtual…

Black Designers Navigate Steep Barriers to Financing

Black entrepreneurs face enduring challenges finding investments, though some are still finding new avenues…