The Fashion Spot has once again looked at all or almost all of the Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows, spanning New York to Paris, and categorized each in terms of the casting of models of diversity. Here are a few of the infographics highlighting the information that the fashion site compiled.
According to The Fashion Spot’s report (which you can see in its entirety here):
The shows that led the way in terms of inclusion were mostly in New York. First place honors go to Kanye West, who sent 100 percent models of color down the runway for Yeezy Season 3. Zac Posen came in second place with an 87 percent diversity score, an increase from his 61.9 percent ranking in Fall 2015. At Chromat, 85 percent of models were nonwhite, up from 70 percent the prior season. Not far behind was Sophie Theallet, who cast 54 percent models of color, a slight decrease from the brand’s Spring 2016 ranking (60 percent), but a significant jump from its Fall 2015 score (5.3 percent).
Despite the industry-wide call for diversity, some designers failed to hire any models of color. For the second season in a row, Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garçons had entirely whitewashed lineups. Balenciaga cast only 1 model of color out of 44 and Ann Demeulemeester hired 1 model of color out of 25, a dismal improvement from the Fall 2015 season when the brand hired no models of color.