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ABC7 Unite: Designer from Bedford-Stuyvesant reversing fashion industry diversity trends

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) — New York’s recent Fashion Week was unlike any other. Much of it was virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, and during the shows, emerging designers took center stage.

According to WWD, a site devoted to fashion, beauty and business, the decision to feature newcomers was deliberate because of the current lack of diversity in the fashion industry.

It’s odd that a business known for taking risks when it comes to style lags behind in terms of diversity, but it does. Black-owned fashion companies account for just 1.3% of all sales, making the work of Edvin Thompson even more important.

Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn is a world away from Manhattan’s Seventh Avenue — known as Fashion Avenue in the Garment District — but it’s also the future.

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