Winnie Harlow says there is a 'lot of work to be done on diversity in fashion'

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Winnie Harlow. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.
Winnie Harlow. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.

The model believes that all sections of the fashion industry need to work together to "take accountability" to ensure the most diversity. She hopes that discussions will continue in the future.

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"There is a lot of work to be done in terms of representation and diversity within fashion from behind-the-scenes, to of course, in front of the camera, from the CEOs to the designers, and all the way to entry-level whether it’s a new model or whoever is being hired.

"I also think that everyone in the fashion industry needs to take accountability so that real change can happen," she tells WWD.

She adds that "diversity is an everyday thing. It’s not a once-off thing or a trend. I’m hopeful that these discussions are currently being held. We just need to keep the dialogue going."

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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