Chanel Iman on Fashion Industry Diversity: "It Was a Struggle"

Chanel Iman on Fashion Industry Diversity: "It Was a Struggle"

Model Chanel Iman has spoken on the important subject of diversity in the fashion industry, addressing how she felt it was a struggle to get noticed at the beginning of her career because so many designers had a 'quota' for shows or campaigns. She explains that it was a hard rule to put up with and she felt she was being judged incredibly harshly. 

However, she thinks there is currently positive change underway and she believes there is now more diversity and general acceptance than there once was: "I think it was a struggle when I first started, just because it was always one black girl per show, or campaign, or whatever it was. I couldn't stand it, because I just felt like I was being judged a lot, rather than accepted for who I was. I feel like fashion's opened up a lot with having rappers in campaigns, and more colour on the runway, but of course there's room for more of it, and more diversity. It's nice to be part of a culture change."



Chanel Iman on Fashion Industry Diversity: "It Was a Struggle"
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