Fashion Weeks have been going on all over the world. Recently NYFW just finished and–now LFW (London Fashion Week) is now going on. Unfortunately for model Leomie Anderson things haven’t been going so great. She says that she experienced racism and–has been speaking out about it on Twitter. She also did an interview for Women’s Hour on a London show called BBC radio to talk about her experience.
She says that after she was booked for a show the designer later turned her away while she was at a fitting. She says on Twitter and during her BBC interview that she was told; “He can’t find anything for you, you can go.” She then says that there were six white models there, a Brazilian model and a mixed race curly haired model. Anderson says; the mixed race girl was chosen after she was also told they decided to only use one black model. Leomie says during a NYFW show a makeup artist didn’t even have the right foundation to match her skin tone.
“He can’t find anything for you, you can go” along with a tanned Brazilian model. Once he selected a mixed girl with curly hair the quota
— Leomie Anderson (@Leomie_Anderson) September 16, 2017
Supermodel Jourdan Dunn spoke out on Twitter about how she was treated in London where she was having an after party at a club for fashion week. She tweeted:
DO NOT GO TO REIGN NIGHTCLUB I REPEAT DO NOT GO REIGN NIGHTCLUB THEY DONT LIKE BLACK PEOPLE!
— Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn) September 16, 2017
The fashion industry still has work to do, some of the good is that designers want healthier looking models and–some do love having more models of color. They also want the models to eat, be treated with respect and have privacy. It’s good that Jourdan and Leomie are speaking out about this. Hopefully things will continue to get better.