October 13, 2013

Diversity in fashion

“The global fashion industry should stop trying to be inclusive, stop trying to be diverse. Rather than count racial bodies, it should begin recalibrating its structural dynamics of race, power, and profit so that a statement like Menkes’ that the imagination of the [white male] designer is the greatest achievement of the show—a show brought to life by the talents and hard work of mostly Black women dancers—is simply unthinkable.

Minh-Ha T. Pham