Fashion For All Foundation also referred to as FFA, came into existence as a result of a Silent Demonstration protesting unlawful killings by police officers. The demonstration took place during the July 2016 New York Fashion Week Men's shows outside of Skylight Clarkson. Led by organizer Hannah Stoudemire, the demonstration served as a jumping off point for a much larger vision to take root — Fashion For All Foundation.
It was at the suggestion of Co-founder Ali Richmond, to actually form the foundation after such a strong response from the media and press surrounding the Silent Protest. This suggestion took place during a conversation the two Co-founders had the very next day. Ali offered that Hannah turn the successful protest, which was a "powerful moment" into a "powerful movement". He proposed that the two join forces and form a foundation to continue the work of creating awareness, promoting diversity and equality in the fashion industry for all people. Today, Hannah and Ali can be found working on FFA's mission on a full time basis. They operate out of their Brooklyn based headquarters that doubles as a showroom and workspace for the student programming that takes place during the summer months.
Check out the article that Vogue wrote about the protest Here.