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Must Read: Moschino Is Coming to New York Fashion Week, Prada Announces New Diversity Commitments

Plus, Robin Givhan on the changing face of modeling.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday. 

Moschino is coming to New York Fashion Week
Jeremy Scott will present his Spring 2022 collection for Moschino during New York Fashion Week on September 9. (The brand returns to the city after staging its Pre-Fall 2020 line at the New York Transit Museum in December 2019. This follows a series of efforts from IMG to bring back and revitalize the event for the upcoming season. {Fashionista Inbox}

Prada announces new diversity commitments
The Prada Group is taking steps to further diversity and inclusion both within its corporate structure and in the fashion industry as a whole, funding a series of programs to support and uplift people of color. These include a paid internship; a scholarship to cover tuition at FIT for "a top-performing, diverse American student pursuing a fashion career" and a "top-performing female student from Ghana or Kenya" beginning in the Fall 2021 term; a course with UNFPA for young women in Kenya and Ghana "that uses fashion and design as a powerful tool to affect social change and promote gender equality"; and a three-year design lab in partnership with Dorchester Industries for designers of color in Chicago, New York and L.A. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Robin Givhan on the changing face of modeling
In her latest for The Washington Post, Robin Givhan explores how the modeling industry has (slowly, gradually) opened up from a very specific Western beauty ideal to include people of different backgrounds, sizes, ethnicities, ages and abilities. "Increasingly, everyone is a model — or at least, everyone can be," she argues. "We can be airbrushed influencers in our own Instagram stories, mini pitchmen on TikTok and street-cast character actors in advertisements for mass-market brands like Dove and Third Love or high-end labels such as Rick Owens and Balenciaga. Model agencies these days pride themselves on signing virtually anyone who simply wants to be a model rather than only those approved by conventional wisdom. Fashion models are no longer an embodiment of exclusivity. They are, instead, a reflection of the mundane and the gloriously imperfect." {The Washington Post}

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