CaSandra Diggs’s resignation as the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) marks a significant transition within the fashion industry. As a seasoned professional with years of experience at CFDA, Diggs has played a pivotal role in promoting American fashion on both national and international platforms.
When Diggs assumed the position in the midst of the epidemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, the CFDA launched a number of actions to further structural reform in the fashion sector. At the time, the CFDA announced plans to establish mentorship and internship programs aimed at placing Black students and recent graduates in well-established fashion-related firms, as well as an in-house employment program specifically charged with placing Black talent in all sectors of the industry.
The CFDA issued a statement which read, “The CFDA and CaSandra Diggs have parted ways. We appreciate her service and wish her the best in future pursuits. The organization’s continued focus is on our mission to support and strengthen American fashion by amplifying creative excellence, business longevity, and positive impact. We have no additional comment at this time.”
It is without question that CaSandra Diggs will continue to make substantial contributions to the fashion world in her future endeavors.