Editors at Jezebel.com
recently completed their biannual report on Fashion Week runway diversity, and the numbers were quite bleak:
According to the article, a mere 16% of all the models who worked during New York Fashion Week were non-white.
In 2007, when Jezebel first started conducting its diversity surveys, fashion show runways were 100% white. Over the years, catwalks have gotten more diverse, but they still don't reflect the true demographics of America (According to the Census Bureau, the United States is 75% white).
If a brand doesn't use a model of color, will you stop purchasing their products? Does this issue matter to you?