Fashion week kicked off this week in New York city and the one thing consistently visible is the lack of diversity among the designers. That is why one organization is dedicated to giving African American youth the opportunity to put  their fashion foot in the door with summer course, scholarships and internships.

There is more to fashion than couture runway shows and designer apparel: It can represent a lifestyle, colorful personalities and has a relevance that surely surpasses a week-long series of shows and presentations.

As New York Fashion Week kicked off Thursday, it welcomed the crisp air of Fall and the playful Spring collections from designers both established and new.

It also sparked a reminder of the significance and power of a multimillion-dollar industry made up of individuals with creative minds and hands skilled with precise execution.

As is the case with many fashion hopefuls, breaking into any facet of the industry can be difficult. This is particularly true among African-Americans who hope to work in a field heavily dominated by whites and criticized for its lack of diversity.

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