Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fashion is Racist

Nick Night's short film about racism in fashion

From Show Studio: Having addressed the tricky, tricksy and often veiled subject of body size hand-in-hand with the equally inflammatory subject of feminism in his first Political Fashion film, Nick Knight now chooses to tackle the outright taboo subject of racism in the fashion industry. Despite increasing diversity throughout contemporary society, is is undoubtedly true that black models feature in fashion far less than their white counterpoints. Nick's film not only questions this, but as a fashion 'insider' takes the industry to task over one of the last arenas where racism is apparently a tacitly-accepted fact of life.

TG finds the film a bit hacky, but obviously important and something that needed to be said. Nick was brave to do it.

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