Achieve Diversity in Fashion

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Achieve Diversity in Fashion

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Edward Calloway started this petition to Son Jung Wan and

DIVERSITY FOR ALL. REPRESENTATION FOR ALL.

Hi, My name is Edward Calloway. I am a male model and as many of you know reading this the fashion industry is slowly catching up and making changes to diversity including casting more models of color as well as making intentional diversity practices to gender, age, and LGBT representation. 

According to an article published by the FashionSpot which I attached below this article showed representation at a remarkable high but it also spotlighted four designers that showed the least representation barely casting any female models of color, age, and of the LGBT community except one though, to be fair, Vivienne Hu who originally was one of the few brands to feature a plus-size model and Zang Toi one of the 10 to hire a model age 50 or over but these designers unlike the others have not shown to be inclusive of the demographics of women of color, women of color in ranges of shades, age, and LGBT representation. We have to send a collective message of diversity and not go backwards and only resort to tokenism. This is not an attack but a message of support to these designers listed to please include more representation and diversity in their collections.

Giorgio Armani and Dolce Gabbana are also two of the biggest designers and in terms of diversity they are well rounded in terms of their representation however they have issued statements on LGBT issues that have been rather contradictory to many of their presumed buyers with personal statements on masculinity and same-sex parenting respectively. It is truly fine to have an opinion and to have a different stance but when those stances are of intolerance that is when we must ask ourselves is this a difference of opinion or is this something else not implying prejudice on their characters or brand but we have to continue to have these conversations. We have to engage. I have attached articles listed below on all the designers and I am asking all to please sign this petition and email your echoes of solidarity in support of diversity to their respective websites. I ask that you please refrain from hate filled messages or offensive rhetoric. Please note this is a cause to spread love and evoke dialogue and change.

Thank you for being apart of this journey with me and other models.

LOVE,

Edward Calloway

https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/04/dolce-gabbana-arent-backing-pro-family-stand/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/giorgio-armani-criticises-the-way-some-gay-men-dress-saying-a-man-has-to-be-a-man-10188661.html

https://www.thefashionspot.com/runway-news/846053-diversity-report-new-york-fashion-week-spring-2020/

DESIGNERS WEBSITES to email:

http://sonjungwan.com

https://www.instagram.com/vivienne.wu/?hl=en

https://www.badgleymischka.com

http://zangtoi.com

https://www.armani.com/us/armanicom

https://www.dolcegabbana.com/

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