Fashion has become more socially aware and diverse in the last five years.
Thanks to the internet, consumers have more power and influence over companies than ever before and they are using their voices to demand that their favourite brands to implement business practices that are not only environmentally sustainable but also ethical.
Major players in fashion such as Chanel, Prada, Burberry and Gucci have all hired experts to head up diverity and inclusion within the business, and they have also launched their own diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Both Prada and Gucci's implementation were to respond to backlash they received on culturally offensive products. However, no matter the motivation this is a positive step forward into bettering the industry.
Diversity is an important topic for the Australian industry as well and companies here are taking steps forward. Recently, Myer appointed Sarsha Chisholm, an indigenous model, to be its national ambassador. We hope that the up and coming generation of fashion professionals will encourage more diverse representation in the media and in the offices of fashion companies to make the industry to make fashion accessible to more Australians. #fashionnews #oranaloves
@winnieharlow and Shahad Salman on the cover of @voguearabia