In Good Company

024: Funmi Fetto. Racism In Beauty. From Print To Digital.

October 23, 2019

Seasoned fashion and beauty editor Funmi Fetto is something of an anomaly within the magazine world – a black journalist who’s risen to the heady heights of executive editor and beauty director of Glamour magazine, by way of a stint as beauty editor at British Vogue, and an on-going column for the Observer. She’s recently published Palette, a carefully curated beauty guide aimed specifically at women of colour that British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful has described as “ground-breaking and essential reading”.

We get deep on the subject of racism within the beauty industry, with Funmi sharing her experiences navigating the predominantly white spaces of fashion, and the wider issues that still persist when it comes to how brands interact with black consumers, from colourism and discriminatory marketing tactics to microaggressions and outright racism. Plus – Funmi gives her opinion on the so-called death of print media and how media outlets should adapt to our new digital reality, as well as a few pointers for aspiring magazine journalists hoping to break into an endlessly competitive industry.

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