Introducing The Data Strut Award

By Delaney George

It is no secret that the world of fashion in the south is limited to certain places and creative outlets. In addition to those limitations, a beneficial platform for younger Black models are slim to none. In honor of the fashion culture in New Orleans and promotion of diversity in the fashion world, it is Data News Weekly‘s pleasure to announce the launch of the Data Strut Award.

The Data Strut Award is a prestigious honor bestowed upon the model who shows the most grace, style, and etiquette on the runway.

Models from various partnered fashion shows across the metro area will have the opportunity to win the physical award, a free photo shoot, and a feature article highlighting their talents and crafts.

This award was created in hopes of giving not only the models and designers a platform, but the fashion industry of New Orleans a platform.

Data News Weekly’s Fashion Show partnerships are open to the public and will be considered on a first come first serve basis. There will be 8 awards given per year at local fashion shows, and 8 Data Strut Award features. To have your show or event considered or for all other inquiries please contact Delaney George at

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