As the Black Lives Matter protests have swept through cities around the world, fashion brands have tried to contribute to the conversation. Much of the diversity that has been granted has not come from a place of true belief in equality, but as the direct result of public pressure. The sign of the times has led our nation toward a movement, not a moment. Yet, many fashion industry social media feeds have returned to normal as if diversity and inclusion were a trend. We live here, we work here, we love here, we contribute here, and we belong here. Second-rate opportunities and casual microaggressions should never be the “norm” of the fashion industry. It’s time for accountability, long term advancement, long term progress, social change, and TRUE allyship.
JOIN us for an online panel discussion on Wednesday, August 19th at 5:30 pm (CST) about diversity, inclusion, and representation featuring prominent members of the fashion industry:
- Panelist: Sergio Hudson | Celebrity Fashion Designer; designer for Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Hensen, The Kardashians and Queen Latifah.
- Panelist: Sophia Batson | Orchid Magazine Founder & Editor-in-Chief; Sophia has worked with Elle Man Hungary, Elle Italia, Cosmo Hungary and Women’s Wear Daily. She is also a professional diversity and inclusion consultant.
- Panelist: Kenneth Nicholson | Fashion Designer; a 2020 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) American Emerging Designer of the Year Nominee. Featured in Vogue, WWD, GQ Magazine, L’Officiel USA, Hypebeast, VICE and Refinery29.
- Moderator: Michelle Washington | TV Style Expert, Fashion Stylist & GQ Insider; as seen on FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC & Spectrum News. Michelle’s media experience is approved by the Women’s Media Center.
**Two lucky attendees will be randomly selected to win a gift card from THE RESET!**
There is a $1 (one dollar) minimum donation to attend.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Black Fashion World Scholarship Fund. The Black Fashion World Foundation (BFW Foundation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to remove the barriers that often prevent or hinder the progress of Black fashion entrepreneurs. The BFW Scholarship Fund provides an educational grant to African American’s who are limited financially and have displayed a compelling desire to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
- THE RESET