Have you heard about Black In Fashion Council?
Earlier this week, the fashion industry responded to the cries of black people (in fashion) who were done with systematic racism and prejudice availed on them over the years.
This response was made via Black In Fashion Council which is set to launch in July 2020.
‘Black In Fashion Council was founded to represent and secure the advancement of black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry.
As a collective, we envision a world in which black people in fashion and beauty spaces can be open and honest, guaranteed equal rights, and be celebrated for our voices.
While we are working on our end, we encourage people in the industry to rise to the occasion to sustain long-term change.’
Who founded Black In Fashion Council?
Black In Fashion Council is a platform founded by Lisa Peoples Wagner & Sandrine Charles to represent & secure the advancement of Black individuals in fashion & beauty.
Who is Sandrine Charles?
Sandrine Charles is the publicist and brand consultant pushing some of your favourite menswear designer brands.
Sandrine is focused on ensuring that black people are given the platform and due credit they deserve in the fashion industry.
Who is Lisa Peoples Wagner?
Lisa Peoples Wagner is the current Editor of Teen Vogue
She’s a young creative who is using her platform to debunk prejudice in the fashion world and hold the industry accountable.
Why we need to get excited about Black In Fashion Council
This movement is here to ensure that even after the Black Lives Matter posts and tweets start dwindling away, the fashion industry continues to champion this change.
Therefore, all the fashion houses saying we stand with black people, this platform is here to ensure that you put your money where your mouth is from now till the end of time.
As a black girl living in these unsettling times, I’m proud to see that young black creatives like myself are at the helm of such revolution and as this has spurred me on to do more, I hope everyone reading this feels the same thing.
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono