Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Maria Fuema @ Oscar de la Renta
Photo by Don Ashby and courtesy of Style
This past Summer American-born model Maria Fuema was at the Oscar de la Renta Resort runway for the pre-fall 2009 fashion that's already in the markets. Fashion statement, huh? It has become a trend and business as it looks is not affecting the fashion industry and more designers and models are popping up by the day. The industry is waxing strong with newer arrivals.
Although I am one who agrees that there are still not too many black models on the cultural landscape of the fashion industry, methink a lot of improvements have been seen quite lately especially with the showings of the 2009 collections by noted designers despite the fact that an estimated $20 billion is spent on apparel every year by black women. Now you know!