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Social Impact

Tracy Reese Says Sustainability Shouldn’t Be So ‘Elitist’

The Detroit-based designer is continuing her journey into sustainability with her latest Hope for Flowers collection. 

clock October 21, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

A backstage picture from the editorial shooting for the MQBMBQ project supported by Converse.

Social Impact

Converse Spotlights Black Queer Community in Italy With New Communication Project

Converse is supporting young creative and journalist Jordan Anderson’s MQBMBQ digital project in shedding a light on the Italian Black queer community.

clock October 20, 2020Martino Carrera

A look from K.NGSLEY's debut collection.

Ready To Wear

Ones to Watch: K.ngsley

The brand exists to serve the Black and trans community.

clock October 8, 2020Andrew Shang

Fred Segal

Fashion Scoops

Calling All Creatives: Fred Segal and the Black in Fashion Council Launch Cash-Winning Contest

Submissions are open now until Nov. 2.

clock October 2, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Looks from the Mokodu Fall's spring 2021 collection.

Designer and Luxury

Digital Showcase of Italian Designers of Color Sets Foundation for More Inclusivity

The digital event on Sept. 27 marked the first step in a broader project supported by the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion Collective and CNMI.

clock September 27, 2020Martino Carrera

Lauren Shields, Business for Social Responsibility, Mara Hoffman, designer, and Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative.

Business Features

‘Introspection’ Is Key to Equitable Partnerships

Designer Mara Hoffman and Ngozi Okaro of Custom Collaborative spoke to the value of introspection in fashion partnerships.

clock September 24, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

The root, podcast, sustainable fashion podcast, sustainability, fashion, NYFW

Lifestyle

Short Takes: ‘The Root’ Podcast Series Launches Ahead of NYFW

“The Root” podcast is decolonizing the sustainable fashion agenda.

clock September 9, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Halle Berry, in Teresa Helbig, at the 2019 premiere of 'John Wick: Chapter 3."

Media

Halle Berry Backs New BIPOC Designer Program From Walker Drawas

The pro bono program came out of Berry and her stylist expressing frustration with finding enough emerging BIPOC-founded brands to support.

clock September 4, 2020Kali Hays

Christopher John Rogers

Designer and Luxury

The Designers Hub: Helping Businesses of Color Gain Opportunities and Insights

There are currently 25 to 30 designers participating in the mentoring group founded by Bethann Hardison.

clock August 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Topicals Co-founders

Skin Care

Three Times a ‘Go’ for Gen Z Skin-Care Brand Founders

The Black-owned Topicals beauty brand targets chronic skin conditions, and amassed a wait list of 10,000 pre-launch.

clock August 7, 2020Denise Power

Collaboration collection between MAARA Collective fashion designer Julie Shaw and artists of the Bula'bula Aboriginal Arts Corporation, presented at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, August 7, 2019

Fashion Scoops

Australia’s Inaugural Indigenous Fashion Awards Announces Winners

Thirty-three First Nations designers and artists were nominated across six categories in the first National Indigenous Fashion Awards.

clock August 5, 2020Patty Huntington

B Michael in his company’s Seventh Avenue headquarters.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: B Michael, Tired of Platitudes

The Black designer discusses the challenges of growing a luxury business in an industry ruled by white decision-makers.

clock August 3, 2020Bridget Foley

Stella Jean

Designer and Luxury

Italy-Based Black Designers Write to Luxury Fashion Executives to Boost Diversity at MFW

Stella Jean and Edward Buchanan sent letters to the main luxury brands asking for support to bring positive change in the Italian fashion industry.

clock July 30, 2020Alessandra Turra

Designer Patrick Kelly with Model Jamie Foster in a look from his debut Made to Order Collection for Fall 1988.

Designer and Luxury

Equal Measure: Moving the Conversation Forward

Greater diversity in the fashion industry is now being demanded, but it has been a focus since the Seventies — with little progress.

clock July 15, 2020Tonya Blazio-Licorish and Obi Anyanwu

Sir John, Tasha Reiko Brown and Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks in conversation with Zadrian Smith.

Fashion Features

Outside View: Black Unison — Voices of Makeup Artists

Journalist and stylist Zadrian Smith in conversation with Black makeup artists Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks, Sir John Barnett and Tasha Reiko Brown on how tracing our roots back to Africa, education, self-love and mental health are key to dismantling systems of oppression and discrimination.

clock July 2, 2020Zadrian Smith

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“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.

Business

New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

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Social Studies

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