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Do Brand Extensions Perpetuate the “Othering” of Women of Color?


By Shatay Speights In a recent article on the Canadian online platform called Flare, there was a discussion about the necessity behind creating forums for women of color- a dedicated place for black and brown women to freely express ideas and truly feel a part of something. The article mentioned two platforms/forums that were created with women ...

3 Designers That Are Actually Getting Diversity & Inclusion Right


By Shatay Speights | For so long, the fashion industry has been all about pretty clothing, size two models and the overall “fantasy” presented in each designer presentation. Two things that the fashion industry hasn’t consistently been are inclusive or diverse. We’ve seen the same type of models come down the runways for years and often times …

Where Have All the Black Models Gone? The Erasure of Black Women in Runway Shows


By Unique Ratcliff | Fashion Week is equivalent to Senior prom for the fashion industry. It’s that one opportunity to dress in your absolute best for one night. Instead of designers donning themselves in their favorite store bought prom dress; they recruit the creme dela creme of the modeling industry to do their new line justice. …

The 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity


Great Place to Work and Fortune have recently cited institutional knowledge, employee buy-in and equitable treatment among the advantages of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity. Great Place to Work, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures surveyed 442,624 employees across industries, assessing 50-plus elements of the workplace. The ranking accounted for the representation and experiences …

Macy’s Inc. EVP Shawn Outler will Give Keynote Address at LIM College’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony


LIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has announced that Shawn R. Outler, Executive Vice President, Licensed Businesses, Food Services and Multicultural Initiatives for Macy’s, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 79th Commencement exercises on May 24, 2018 at 8 …