#BlackModelsMatter: The Push For Diversity In The Fashion Industry Has Gone Viral This NYFW
This chick's NYFW fit is turning heads.
Year after year, the fashion world's blind spot has become more and more apparent: black models. "Where are they," you may ask? Unfortunately, our guess is as good as yours.
However, in recent fashion weeks , major players and influencers of the industry have taken their sartorial power and social media presence to make statements in regards to discrimination against those of the African-American community. This year at New York Fashion Week, one artist/model continued the silent protest in the name of fashion.
New York-based Ashley B. Chew's street style fashion called out the lack-thereof black models on runways and in campaigns and magazine ads. Her chosen outfit featured a white tank top mimicking a Pantone color watch affixed with the word "BLACKNESS," completed with a D.I.Y "BLACK MODELS MATTER" purse, which is of course a play on words of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Chew's outfit has since gone viral and become a top #NYFW tag. No word on the designer details of her shirt of if she'll be trademarking the bag and selling it, but kudos to her for this outfit!