Burberry’s moving forward, but is the rest of the fashion industry still two steps behind?

The fashion industry still has a long way to go to get rid of the stigma of age and seeing it as non-detrimental to advertising. Although many high-end make-up brands have been using older ambassadors for their brands recently, high-end fashion has still not reached a point where they regularly use models over 25.

What can the fashion industry do for BAME women?

According to a Vice article in December: “New York Fashion Week catwalks for A/W 2014, out of 4,621 looks, only 985 were worn by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) models. Of all the models that walked during the week, 78.69 per cent were white.” So what can the fashion industry do about the lack of ethnicity on catwalks and in fashion campaigns?

Why fashion still has issues with race.

With 75 different designers showcasing their talents during London Fashion Week (14th February – 18th February), you have to wonder why there was still so little ethnicity in these shows. With the vast number of models walking, the scale and the importance of these shows, shouldn’t the fashion industry be held accountable to fairly represent everyone in the very city that hosts the five-day spectacle?

Social Media in Fashion

On the eve of various fashion week shows, sneak peeks of a designer's wares are broadcasted all over the internet for the world to see. When it finally comes to the big day every writer, editor and model have their phone glued to their hands, watching the show through an iPhone lens, Tweeting and Instagramming every detail of the exclusive shows. Although this gives the non-fashion elite a front-row seat without physically being there, has this changed the role of the fashion show?