New York Fashion Week has become a platform for an important conversation about diversity, inclusivity, and breaking traditional beauty standards in the fashion industry. Among the brands making waves in this movement is Selkie, which recently stole the spotlight with a runway show that featured models of all sizes, skin tones, ages, and gender identities, including a wheelchair user. Social media influencers like Remi Bader and Mandy Lee have applauded Selkie for setting a new standard in fashion inclusivity, while the industry as a whole faces scrutiny for its lack of representation. Despite some challenges and setbacks, the demand for diversity in fashion is on the rise, reflecting changing consumer preferences and a potentially lucrative market for inclusivity in the years ahead.
September 22, 2023 — Carter Ogden