The Fashion Industry Is Very White. These Three Designers Know That All Too Well. – The Wall Street Journal

OVER THE PAST few weeks, as a racial-justice movement has swelled across the U.S., the upper reaches of the fashion industry are being scrutinized. Why are there so few Black designers at luxury labels? Why so few Black editors at glossy fashion publications? And why such a dearth of Black executives in the boardrooms of fashion companies? Less discussed but no less important are the challenges that independent designers of color face at the less glitzy rungs of the ladder.

Last week, I spoke with three such designers: Waraire…


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