BFC, CFDA, Others Sent Letter Condemning "Racist" Casting Practices


An organization called The Diversity Coalition is tackling the lack of visible diversity on the runway by sending letters to the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Chambre Syndicale, and British Fashion Council, and  (governing bodies of the four fashion capitals).

The BFC has responded:

"The British Fashion Council does not organise model castings for London Fashion Week although, as its governing body, strongly asserts that all participating designers should recognise that London is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world and should consider reflecting this demographic at their shows and presentations. [...] The BFC is committed to model welfare and is more than happy to engage in tackling any issues regarding best practice and diversity at London Fashion Week." 

CNMI boss Mario Boselli also responded: 

"As the Camera avoids all discriminations, it suggests to fashion companies to avoid discrimination, but it can't impose anything," Mario Boselli [of CNMI] commented. 

According to British Vogue, the letters included no means of contact.

See the full piece at British Vogue here.