The Color of Fashion: A Virtual Panel Discussion about Fashion Industry Diversity, Inclusion and Representation

The Color of Fashion: A Virtual Panel Discussion about Fashion Industry Diversity, Inclusion and Representation

Although protests have slowly dissipated, the ongoing topic of social justice is still being nurtured today, especially amongst the fashion industry. On Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, hear from a virtual live Zoom panel organized by HERdacity, which will include talks about diversity, inclusion, and representation featuring prominent members of the fashion industry.

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The Color of Fashion panel discussion will foster the love, contribution, and belonging of Black Americans in the fashion industry. Although it may seem like a trendy wave to ride for some, these professionals will discuss the need for more opportunities and steer the conversation toward less casual microaggressions to more accountability, long term advancement, long term progress, social change, and True allyship. Here are the featured panelists. You don’t want to miss this!

Sergio Hudson 

Women’s wear designer Sergio Hudson has designed for many celebrities including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Hensen, Queen Latifah and not to mention The Kardashians and. Get an inside look into his industry experience as an African American designer and hear his thoughts on diversity and inclusion.

Sophia Batson 

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Be sure to tune into panelist Sohia Batson who is Founder & Editor-in-Chief for Orchid Magazine. She has also worked with Elle Man Hungary, Elle Italia, Cosmo Hungary, and Women’s Wear Daily. She is a professional diversity inclusion consultant and well respected in the fashion community.

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Kenneth Nicholson 

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Hear from panelist and Fashion Designer Kenneth Nicholson who is a 2020 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) American Emerging Designer of the Year Nominee. His gorgeous designs have also been featured in Vogue, WWD, GQ Magazine, L’Officiel USA, Hypebeast, VICE, and Refinery29.

Michelle Washington 

Michelle Washiongton will be the mediator during this Zoom virtual live panel. She from Austin, TX and is a TV Style Expert, Fashion Stylist & GQ Insider. You may also have seen her style experience featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC & Spectrum News. Michelle’s media experience is approved by the Women’s Media Center.

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Be sure to tune into the Color of Fashion live Zoom panel discussion. Two lucky attendees will be selected to win a gift card from “The Reset.” Upon your minimum $1.00 donation, you will receive a private Zoom link to attend. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Black Fashion World Scholarship Fund. The Black Fashion World Foundation (BFW Foundation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to remove the barriers that often prevent or hinder the progress of Black fashion entrepreneurs. The BFW Scholarship Fund provides an educational grant to African American’s who are limited financially and have displayed a compelling desire to pursue a career in the fashion industry.


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Kaia Dublin
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Kaia is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. A fashion and music entrepreneur who is local at heart with an international outlook, Kaia Dublin is a Texas digital influencer, and fashion blogger who enjoys expressing herself with trendy-chic looks for the women on the go! Kaia also has a background in behavior health, working with children and families with special needs. Most recently she has been modeling and styling campaigns for her local fashion community and enjoys her position with Style Lush TV as their Fashion Services Coordinator.