A high demand for black models in the fashion industry!

Dating back from the 1970’s till today, the representation of black models in the fashion industry has remained a concern for top models such as Naomi Campbell, Iman and Bethann Hardison. Considering the fact that the use of black models on catwalks has been decreasing over the years – some fashion designers argue that model agencies are at fault for the minimal availability of black models.

The demand for black models seems to have caught the attention of many people in the industry during the New York and Paris fashion week.

103 Catwalk shows hosted in New York’s fashion week, which featured 2278 models on the catwalks, despite Diane von Furstenberg’s (President of the council of fashion designers of America) appeal to designers to feature diverse nationalities in their fashion shows, only 298 models of colour were used on the catwalks.

Knowing this, it is great to see a good representation of black models in 2nd Take’s recent spring fashion show hosted on the 26 September 2013. 2nd Take offers various interesting internship position, that not only contribute to an increase in skill levels in south Africa, but also the young learners an opportunity to break into the ever so challenging world of modelling.

2nd Take not only grooms the interns in their field of study but also allows them expand their skill and interests on a senior level in other fields.

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