I had the pleasure of attending a seminar sponsored by Harlem Fashion Row discussing “color on the runway” or should I say the lack of black models on the runway.  After this lecture I decided to be conscious of how many Black models I saw on the runway the following fashion season.  Almost all of the shows I attended for SS12 had between two and four Black models. I was especially excited to have received a seat at the ARISE show which happens to be one of the most coveted shows of the season.