Fashion houses have been scorned in the past for not being as inclusive as they should in terms of their fashion and the way that they present their designs.
Questions around diversity in the fashion world have begun to rise, and it seems as though Prada is now doing something about it. In fact, they have launched a diversity council that is headed up by Ava DuVernay.
The Life Of Prada
Prada is perhaps one of the most popular fashion brands in the world. Although not everyone is able to afford their products, there’s no doubt about the fact that everyone knows their name and their style.
However, Prada has come under fire over the years for not being diverse in terms of their clothing, their designers, and their models. Their catwalk shows have been called into question because many have claimed a lack of diversity, and they have even had to pull some of their products from circulation thanks to claims of racism.
They are set on making sure this never happens again, which is why they’ve launched this new initiative.
A New Diversity Council
In fact, Prada announced in February 2019 that they would be launching the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council within their brand. The aim of this council is to “elevate voices of color within the company and the fashion industry at large.”
They also want to “close the inclusion gap in the fashion industry,” and show aspiring models and designers from all backgrounds that they have the chance to make a name for themselves. Heading up this new initiative is Ava DuVernay.
This film director and activist will head up this council and aim to give people of color a bigger voice within the fashion world and the world as a whole. This has been met with rave reviews from people around the world.
This news has been welcomed by those who work within, or aspire to work within the world of fashion. Hopefully, other big brands will get on board to promote diversity even further.