Written by Adam Bryce
The Black In Fashion Council make it official and kick things off with an incredible amount of industry support.
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the following Black Lives Matter protests, Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, and PR powerhouse, Sandrine Charles, have joined forces. The two pioneers recently announced the formation of the Black In Fashion Council (BIFC) and, only a few months in, they’ve officially launched with an exceptional amount of global partners.
Formed to “represent and secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry” the BIFC now boasts some of the fashion and beauty industry’s biggest players such as Calvin Klein, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Farfetch, Moda Operandi, Browns and The RealReal, Condé Nast, L’Oréal and Glossier as business partners.
BIFC not only work at a corporate level to ensure current policies are adapted or, in some instances created, the council also provide a membership scheme for black individuals who work in fashion, at a cost of US$50 for an assistant-level membership and US$100 for a senior membership.
Each of the 38 partners have signed up to work with the BIFC for at least the next three years, with an unwavering commitment to ensure the welfare and success of black employees is priority number one.
GAP, Calvin Klein and Glossier campaign imagery.