10 Empowering Moments Where Diversity Ruled the Runways of New York Fashion Week
Each season, more and more designers are tackling the issue of diversity, but I'll be the first one to say that it's a slow burn. Being an Indian person in fashion, I understand the importance of feeling represented, and it's an amazing feeling when you get a glimpse of the industry evolving each season. Some designers, like Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung, have made it their mission to champion body positivity and include an array of curve modes in their shows, but sadly, we know that this isn't always the case.
While we still have a ways to go, it's important to take a second and call out all of the amazing moments we saw during the Spring / Summer 2020 season of New York Fashion Week. Curve blogger Tess Holliday made a statement in a white dress that had the words "Sample Size" written all over it during the Chromat show. Collina Strada and Kate Spade took a stand against ageism by including models from all different ages and backgrounds in their shows. For his last collection with Euphoria star Zendaya, Tommy Hilfiger had Ashley Graham walk down the runway after announcing her pregnancy. Hijabi model Halima Alden an appearance, too! Read on to see 10 empowering moments from NYFW ahead.