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🇺🇸 #NYFW | Is fashion inclusive enough? | The Stream
   Al Jazeera English
  Published: 5 days ago

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New York Fashion Week is under way, and while many are watching the designers and models on the runway for this year’s biggest trends, chances are you’re looking to social media to actually find fashion and models who represent your body type, your way of dressing and your thoughts on fashion.

With about 800 million users, Instagram has become a fashion a hub for people who dress modestly, plus size models, or designers who sell gender nonconforming clothes. Trey Campbell is a male plus size model who was contacted by a major retailer to represent their looks after he tagged them on social media. He told us, “But I represent the real guy who is looking for clothes that fit well and who cares about trends...we care about feeling and looking good in our clothes.”

Modest clothing has had a very successful few years, especially marketing to the Muslim demographic. Nike developed a hijab for professional sportspeople and the US department store Macy’s announced it would begin carrying modest clothing and hijabs in its stores. But modest fashion designers have already been highly successful on social media, speaking directly to their consumers for years.

The runways of Milan, Paris and New York are coming off the back of a successful year of inclusivity and great strides are being made. FashionSpot found 2017 to be the most racially diverse year in fashion. After reviewing more than 750 international fashion publications they found that 32.5 percent featured people of colour. Plus sized models like Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine graced eight magazine covers, but gender non-binary fashion was still lacking.

In this episode of the Stream we’ll speak to designers and models about who they design for and why their clothing is vision is successful, even if it’s not in mainstream fashion. Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

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5 days ago
As a recent graduate of FIDM I found this report very interesting. Thanks for covering this topic from slightly different angle.


3 days ago
I’ve been Muslim for 10 years and have always been able to find modest clothing in every store , a simple long skirt with a cardigan . Or wide legged pants with a long shirt or Jersey cardigan or vests . I’m not an abaya wearing muslimah but I just know how to shop I guess


4 days ago
I create my own so called fashion for myself I don't give shit to trendy costumes.SO PLZ don't call it fashion but rather a bussiness with creativity & art.


5 days ago
From my perspective, fashion is a way to attract or seduce the opposite sex. If fashion is about inclusion, then every man can be attracted by women wearing shit or unattractive stuff. Luckily, I dun see such phenomenon


5 days ago
My wife and I have gone to places like Walmart and Sears; cheap places. Buys clothing; change them a little bit for our kids.
And our kids look like they are wearing designer  clothing when, they are not. So I don't need these idiots advice when most of these fashion trends and high fashions are scrap.


5 days ago
Al Jazeera, why you uncover the problems in Ethiopia, as you have office in Ethiopia? We are so much angry that a free media like you cooperate with dictators and killers of woyane rule and try to hide the reality. Hope you will react as you are free media.


5 days ago
Looking for a word? I heard "authentic"


5 days ago
Fashion is already TOO inclusive. They've got the mainstream pretending that morbidly obese women don't look disgusting.


5 days ago
Has fashion EVER been inclusive?


5 days ago
theyll try this for ahile, figure out it doesnt wrok, then go back to skinny white women


5 days ago
So tolerant that they can’t even take off their scarves!


5 days ago
How inclusive and diverse is Qatar?


5 days ago
No, we need more ugly whales in fashion. Do it and watch the industry plummet.


5 days ago
Running out of topics to cover AJ?


5 days ago
Making sure it's covered! Thank you so much girl! I love you!


5 days ago
Fat women are gross, period


5 days ago
Black is beautiful and it's not comparable with any race on earth period.


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