New York Fashion Week, which took place this past week and London Fashion Week which is currently taking place is the perfect example of the upsurge of diversity lately.
Many designers noticeably mixed things up by shying away from the usual catwalk style in terms of models and even clothes. Donna Karen (DKNY) not only used an array of races for her segment on the runway but she also sent rapper Angel Haze strutting the runway!
Donna Karen aslo added a bit of urban to the runway which was a great representation of New York!
Designers like Mark Fast also used size 14 models for the runway; this isn’t really considered plus size but it’s a step towards getting those curvier models on the runway.
Sport and Film
Nike also used a new advert Light. Strong. Nike Flyknit that highlights ethnic diversity in the Athletics industry. The movie industry is celebrating diversity too with movies like The Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave being widely acclaimed by critics.
HBO’s hit TV show ‘Girls’ is also being praised for it’s
promotion of women feeling comfortable in their own
bodies. Lena Dunham- the star of the show and also the show’s creator- is commended for her realistic take on women and body image. Dunham has received received a golden globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for her show Girls
The 2014 Grammy Awards played a part too. Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Madonna performed ‘Same Love’ on stage as a part of an equality segment for the ceremony. In doing so they married off 33 gay couples, which CBS aired to the nation much to the excitement of many viewers!
I say let’s keep it up!