Diversity in Fashion
After taking two trains, trekking through a neighborhood that would have scared a wimpy woman, and waiting for an hour and a half, I was sitting at the Brooklyn Fashion Week fashion show. Here are some observations I made about that event.
Diversity is happening.
In case you haven’t noticed, (where have you been?) it’s official, fashion has finally come to include people once marginalized, it now more closely mirrors the society we live in. Whether or not you like the results, it’s a good thing for all of us.
Fashion shows really do never start on time.
Well some do, the ones at fashion week maybe, where the venue is scheduled with designer following designer and there’s no margin for delays. But otherwise, bring water, or a flask, and be prepared to people watch.
Women of color know how to walk with pride.
I know I’m making a generalization, but it’s my observation that women of color know how to walk with pride. Seeing woman after woman, come walking down the runway, this show was a powerful reminder of that. I seldom see white women walk with the kind of grounded, self-assurance that women of color can pull off.