Is NYFW becoming more diverse?

There are more black models on NYFW this season which begs the question posed: Is NYFW becoming more diverse? Janelle Okwodu of Vogue thinks so and has the follow to say: “Industry activists have been lobbying for the inclusion of catwalkers from varied backgrounds, and it would seem that’s increasingly becoming the case: This season has found several designers and casting directors utilizing established models of color or introducing their audiences to promising new faces, Continue reading Is NYFW becoming more diverse?

Edun’s Takes Made in Africa To New Heights at NYFW

New York Fashion Week is now in full force and the brand Edun takes Made in African to new heights with their latest collection. Culled from the New York Times:

“Once the show started, Guinean drummers from New York and Paris provided live accompaniment from the stands. After the show, guests were lined up deeper to get pictures of them than of the celebrities. Danielle Sherman, Edun’s designer (six months pregnant herself), explained afterward that the collection drew inspiration from the Kuba people of central Africa, renowned for their textiles, and from the 1930s. Continue reading Edun’s Takes Made in Africa To New Heights at NYFW

Spotted: African High Fashion Models at New York Fashion Week 2014 F/W (Day 7)

It is the 7th day of New York Fashion Week (Fall/Winter, 2014) and I am so glad to continue to see all my favorite African High Fashion models on so many runways. As always, they all looked absolutely gorgeous and I proud to see the rep Africa well. Day 7 was filled with stunning pieces from designers such as Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff, and Hugo Boss. Here are the images of all the stunning African High Fashion models I spotted strutting down the runway today.
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@Michael Kors, Imaan Hammam, Malaika Firth, Grace Mahary
Bibhu-Atuaid Bibhu-Atuaid-2
@Bibhu Mohapatra, Atuaid Deng
Nanette-Fatima Nanette-Ajak
@Nanette Lepore, Fatima Siad, Ajak Deng
Hugo-Boss Hugo-Boss-2
@Hugo Boss, Leila Nda, Imaan Hammam
Philosophy Philosophy-2
@Philosphy, Betty Adewole, Malaika Firth
@Marchesa, Leila Nda
Kaufmanfranco Kaufmanfranco-2
@KaufmanFranco, Hereith Paul
Reed Krakoff-2 Reed Krakoff
@Reed Krakoff, Imaan Hammam,
@Sass and Bide, Hereith Paul
@Proenza Schouler, Imaan Hammam