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Italy’s Black Designers Shake Up Milan Fashion Week

Five Afro-Italian fashion designers took center stage on the final day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday in a bid to highlight the endemic racism pervading Italy’s fashion industry. 

The little-known black designers participated in the We Are Made in Italy digital show organized by the Black Lives Matter In Italian Fashion Collective. Afro Fashion Week founder Michelle Ngonmo and designers Stella Jean and Edward Buchanan, who are behind the Collective, have been fighting for greater inclusivity in the Italian fashion industry. Jean said their aim is to “counter the misconception that to be Italian and a representative of Made in Italy is to

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