Identify. Cultivate. Connect.

A COMMUNITY OF FASHION DESIGNERS + OTHER FASHION PROFESSIONALS OF COLOR WITH A FOCUS ON CAREER ADVANCEMENT

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Fashion Designers of Color Community

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Who We Are

We are a community of fashion professionals of color from all facets of design, development, and production, focused on career advancement .

Through our FASHION FORUM we connect with like minded professionals for the purpose of sharing and enriching ourselves.

We welcome the opportunity to partner with companies who realize that a diverse workforce positively impacts the bottom line.

"There is a lack of opportunity and access for people of underrepresented backgrounds in the fashion industry."

- Erica Lovett, Director of Inclusion & Diversity at Condé Nast

"Studies by McKinsey & Company in 2015 and 2018 found that organizations with a high level of racial and ethnic diversity in their senior management ranks were 33-35% more likely to be high-performing than their peers. Research has demonstrated that diverse organizations are more innovative."

- "Insider/Outsider Inclusion & Diversity in the American Fashion Industry" CFDA & PVH Corp

Our Mission

To identify, cultivate, and connect.

Fashion Designers of Color's mission is to identify, cultivate, and connect talented designers and fashion professionals of color to companies that realize the value of having voices that represent all of their customers.

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We are actively seeking companies who would like to partner with us. To learn more, please click Corporate Support.

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Join Our Fashion Forum

If you are a fashion professional who identifies as a person of color, please join our Fashion Forum to connect with like minded, career focused individuals and to have access to exciting career opportunities.

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