New York Fashion Week Progress Report: Black Models Still Underrepresented On The Catwalks

09/17/2012 05:36 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2012
  • Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

New York Fashion Week ended Thursday with black models of every shade prancing down the catwalk. At first glance, it’s encouraging and exciting to see the likes of Joan Smalls, Arlenis Sosa, Cora Emmanuel, and Jourdan Dunn strut alongside newer faces like Jasmine Tookes, Grace Mahary, and Maria Borges; but the truth is, black models are still not represented evenly at New York Fashion Week.