Paris hosted its first-ever Black Fashion Week this weekend (5-7 October). Organisers and featured designers say they are fighting to make a place for themselves in a rigid industry.
Organiser Adama Paris got tired of the recurring questions: Why exclude certain people by labelling the event “black”? What would you think if someone launched “White Fashion Week”?
Adama Paris, whose real name is Adama Ndiaye, has not been tripped up by the queries. “I would say fine, create a White Fashion Week,” she told the French press earlier this week “But guess what, the fashion world is already white.” Read the full story at http://www.france24.com