Do Diversity Reports In Fashion Actually Work?
As Fashion Month inches closer and closer, designers, casting directors, and editors are taking stock of where the industry stands on hot topics. Have we grown more inclusive? Exclusive? Who is the latest sustainability queen? King? The four-week, biannual fashion gauntlet has grown increasingly political, and for good reason, but it\'s a lot to take in at once.Earlier this week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing, supporting, and advancing American fashion) released a diversity report titled \"Insider/Outsider,\" that includes polling, quotes from industry figures, and an open-ended route toward framing positive change.Across 14 pages, their findings conclude a lot of things we already know, such as the fact that inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked, that the change also has to happen off the runway, and that the majority of fashion companies don\'t hire minorities in high-stake roles, like the Black community, women