• We were told we were too black to model

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    Joia Talbott has had it with racism in the fashion industry. On Friday, the black model posted a series of videos on Instagram Stories in which she accuses casting directors at Miami Swim Week of “going above and beyond to let know we were not welcome,” she says. Talbott, 29, tells The...
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  • Black Models Detail KYA Incident, Defend Miami Swim Week

    Black Models Detail KYA Incident, Defend Miami Swim Week

    1 month ago - By Fashion Week

    Three Models at Casting Clarify Miami Swim Week Experience
    N ot everyone felt that Miami Swim Week was discriminatory, as three models who appeared in the now-viral “ melanin appreciation photo ” posted by Joia Talbott have contacted FWO to clarify their experience.
    Kate Citrone
    This has been one of the greatest show experiences I've had thus far! Once again THANK YOU so much Tammy Rivera charliesangelll for having me walk for you and close your segment! Thank you jvded for taking the time to see me even after every spot in the lineup was filled! I am a fan of this swim line and I'm...
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  • Models Wore Bikinis Made of Metallic Masking Tape on the Runway at Swim Week

    Models Wore Bikinis Made of Metallic Masking Tape on the Runway at Swim Week

    1 month ago - By Teen Vogue

    "Tape King" and founder of "The Black Tape Project" Joel Alverez designed bikinis from metallic masking tape at Miami Swim Week.
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