This Model Just Tweeted Up A Truth Storm About Diversity At Fashion Week

19 February 2016, 14:40 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Or LACK of diversity, tbh?

The certain designers and runway shows might be tackling the Fashion industry's diversity problem head on, but behind the scenes its a completely different story. 

British model Leomie Anderson took to Twitter yesterday to highlight a massive problem with the modelling industry that continues to be overlooked. She is currently in New York walking in numerous shows but held nothing back with her glaring criticism of the poorly prepared make up artists that the models of colour have to experience at major fashion shows. 

There's been a well documented lack of diversity amongst the variety of shades found amongst accessible make up brands and the fashion industry issue has been brought up in the past by models of colour including Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman and Nykor Paul but lesser known models are yet to see the changes. 

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Following the tweets and initial reports in the media, Leomie took to Instagram to thank people for the support and explained that "It's not fair that there isn't as many hairdressers or makeup artists that are confident doing all races to a professional standard. We shouldn't have to feel worried sitting in the chair or a professional that we may not look our best when doing our jobs unlike or white counterparts."

You can read more of her insight and commentary on the problems models of colour are facing in the industry on her brilliant blog, Cracked China Cup.