Brahmin is on a mission to become an example of a business that not only promotes diversity and equity but incorporates it into everything we do. The Brahmin Employee Resource Group, a Brahmin-associate led workgroup, creates initiatives that enhance Brahmin's culture at all levels. This team has led initiatives to educate our teams on a variety of topics over the last year. We’ve been fortunate to meet and learn from industry leaders and want to highlight some of them during Black History Month.
Lindsay Peoples Wagner is the Editor in Chief of The Cut, which is owned by New York Magazine, a role she has held since March 2021. Peoples Wagner previously spent 3 years as the Editor in Chief at Teen Vogue.
We celebrate Lindsay as a Black leader in the fashion industry and her work as co-founder of the Black Fashion Council. In a recent presentation to the team at Brahmin, we learned the challenges she experienced as a young black woman interested in the fashion industry and how she paved her way without much exposure to opportunities available to young women like her. She advocates to bring more opportunities to black youth to become rising stars in this industry.
Lindsay has challenged Brahmin to continue to work everyday to improve the culture at our organization and to move the needle to be more diverse and inclusive. She encourages brands to test the boundaries of perceived estetic and to redefine traditional European standards for luxury.
While at The Cut, she won the ASME Next award in 2017, honoring outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30 and wrote the critically-acclaimed “Everywhere and Nowhere: What it’s really like to be black and work in fashion,” that featured more than 100 people of color’s insights and perspectives on diversity in fashion (The Cut, Sept. 2018). More recently, Wagner was celebrated among Business of Fashion's 2019 BoF 500 and named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Earlier in her career, Peoples Wagner spent two years as a fashion market assistant at Teen Vogue, where she returned after a stint at O, The Oprah Magazine. It was at Teen Vogue, where she began her career as an assistant working in the fashion closet under the founding editor-in-chief, Amy Astley. Peoples Wagner, who hails from Wisconsin, graduated from Buena Vista University with a bachelor's degree in art and journalism and currently resides in Brooklyn.