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The Fashion Spot's biannual runway diversity report is out and, once again, there's a lot of room for improvement. Out of the 9,538 models that were cast in 373 shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan, 80% were white. Last season, 83% of models cast in the Spring 2015 shows were white. In other words, things aren't getting much better yet.

In New York, 24.6% of runway models were models of color, representing the most highly diverse runways out of the four fashion weeks. In contrast, Milan had the worst representation of diversity on the runways. 15.8% of models cast in Milan's shows were models of color.

London's Ashish won for the most diverse runway show; 62.5% of models cast in the show were not white. Zac Posen (61.9%) and Kenzo (46.3%) came in second and third.

There was a three-way tie for least diverse runway show of the season: Ann Demeulemeester, Yang Li, and Sharon Wauchob had no models of color at all cast in their shows. Costume National came in second to last with 4.8% non-white models cast in their show, and Sophie Theallet was close behind with a runway cast that included just 5.3% models of color.