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Fashion for All Foundation Helps Students Get Up-to-Speed About Careers in the Fashion Industry

SUMMER SCHOOL: With a summer program geared for students interested in pursuing careers in fashion, Fashion for All Foundation is trying to open them up to attainable professional paths.
Started two years ago by Hannah Stoudemire and Ali Richmond, the nonprofit aims to create awareness, promote diversity and equality in the fashion industry. Before Fashion for All was in motion, Stoudemire, a stylist, led a silent protest, during the July 2016 New York Fashion Week men’s shows to demonstrate unlawful killings by police officers. The interest that ensued encouraged them to establish a full-time organization.
Noting how such appointments of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton and Edward Enninful at British Vogue were a rarity two years ago, the founders spoke of their commitment to diversifying the fashion industry in a joint interview. The organization is based in an under-development workspace and showroom for students. They want to ensure that people of all backgrounds, regardless of sexism, gender issues, ethnicities, disabilities or financial standing can get a fair shake in the fashion industry, he said.
Starting with one student last summer, the current summer program consists of 12 students — a one incoming high school freshman and 11 Kingsborough Community College students. CFDA president

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