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An initiative to increase diversity and equity in fashion and media.   

Models of Color Matters is a conversation starter. We need to talk more about the underrepresentation of people of color in the media and fashion. Due to systematic racism and built in bias models of colors (BIPOC) tend to be overlooked for castings, modeling opportunities, and mistreated on sets and backstage in the modeling industry. We want to be a confidence booster, a safe place, a wealth of knowledge and a connector for fashionistas of color.


Other Initiatives / Actions Items Include:

  • Content creation utilizing models and creatives of color

  • Diversity Casting 

  • Model Agency placement 

  • Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for Brands

  • Research to build the narrative and uplift the voices of models of color

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Resources to help models

  • Sharing the model experience to uplift the voices of the underrepresented.

  • Advocate for Black History studies in schools. Underrepresentation starts in our textbooks as children and young adults.



Nicole Doswell has over a decade of experience in the fashion industry. After graduating from Clark Atlanta University (a Historically Black University in Georgia) she started her career as a modeling agent over 10 years ago, and today is a casting director and fashion publicist in New York, pushing for the diverse casting of runway shows (see feature in Glossy), social media campaigns, and photoshoots.

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