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Italian designer Stella Jean quits Milan fashion week over lack of inclusion

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Colleen Barry reported first that the only Black designer on the Italian fashion council, Stella Dean, quit Milan fashion week over the lack of diversity, signaling the end of nearly three years of collaboration with the council on promoting young designers of color. Barry, who has been closely covering the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion movement for two years, had insider information well ahead and was ready to be first with the news when the designer made the announcement. Barry’s story was picked up by the Independent in the UK, Japan News and the Globe and Mail in Toronto, and manifold U.S. outlets, including USA Today, ABC and The San Diego Tribune. Specialty sites like The Fashionista cited AP as a source.

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