Black Designers and Creatives

Portrait of Thermal and K$ace.

Fashion Features

Spotlight on Whensmokeclears

Whensmokeclears rose like a phoenix from the ashes and created a new lane for themselves.

clock April 7, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

Dr. Mikaila Brown,  Sharon Chuter and Sir John Barnett

Business Features

How to Avoid Tokenism and Segregation in Championing Diversity

There is no shortage of ways to promote inclusion without tokenism and segregation, but many companies in their recent efforts have missed the mark.

clock April 2, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Bethann Hardison

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Gatekeepers Are Finally Open to the Need for Diversity, Bethann Hardison Says

Pigeonholing designers of color, creating new job titles without real opportunities and the need for lasting change were among the topics discussed.

clock April 1, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Sabrina Ol fashion brand

Fashion Features

6 Innovative Women-owned Fashion Brands to Watch

Women are continuing to add interest to fashion at a time when consumers are craving to get beyond the commonplace. 

clock March 29, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

KNC Beauty

Beauty Features

KNC Beauty Links With Revlon on School

Kristen Noel Crawley, founder of KNC Beauty, is partnering with Revlon to inform the next generation of Black beauty business owners.

clock March 25, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

The V. Bellan ball chain pendant necklace.

Jewelry

Spotlight: V. Bellan

V. Bellan is the New York City-based jewelry designer whose gender neutral fine and costume jewelry will leave you wanting more.

clock March 24, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

Sewit Sium

Jewelry

Sewit Sium Is Using Jewelry to Tell Cultural Origin Stories

Sium creates handcrafted pieces that reference Black culture, each piece created as a modern heirloom.

clock February 26, 2021Thomas Waller

From left: Marcell Von Berlin, Colin Locasio and Edas.

Fashion Features

7 Emerging Rtw Brands That Stood Out During American Collections Week

Seven fresh fashion brands not to miss from the American Collections Calendar fall season.

clock February 25, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr. and Emily Mercer and Thomas Waller

Fashion Show Reviews

Theophilio RTW Fall 2021

Edvin Thompson designed his fall 2021 collection with the idea of us always having a choice in life.

clock February 23, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

Designer Stephen Burrows poses for a portrait. Stephen Burrows for Pat Tennant Fall 1977 Ready to Wear Advance

Fashion Features

Innovative Black Designers Have Moved the Needle in Fashion

Key contributions from Black visionaries who have been vital to the industry have often gone without mention — or attribution.

clock February 23, 2021Tonya Blazio-Licorish

CaSandra Diggs

Human Resources

CFDA’s Impact Platform to Support and Nurture Black Talent

Impact is being launched with a talent directory powered by Creatively.

clock February 22, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Tommy Hilfiger headshot

Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger, Black in Fashion Council Talk Next Steps in Diversity

Harlem’s Fashion Row is helping to push the industry beyond surface level efforts on diversity, and driving home the need for accountability.

clock February 18, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Joan Smalls

Designer and Luxury

Color of Change, Joan Smalls, IMG and the Black in Fashion Council Launch #ChangeFashion

#ChangeFashion invites companies to take responsibility for their impact on the world and provides concrete steps that will ensure the industry is working toward racial justice.

clock February 18, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Sunni Sunni reese square toed boot

Fashion Features

31 Most Loved Fashion Items From Black-owned Brands

Here’s what 31 Black fashion creatives are saying about Black History Month — and what they’re buying from Black-owned brands.

clock February 17, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

Zerina Akers

Retail

Black Owned Everything Launches E-commerce Marketplace

The site will feature brands within the fashion, beauty, lifestyle and design arenas.

clock February 12, 2021Lisa Lockwood

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Aeon Elliott models a gown for a fashion shoot while standing on the Edge, an outdoor observation deck overlooking Manhattan, March 2, 2021 in New York. After the virus descended on New York, the only sounds in the streets were wailing ambulance sirens. A year after the pandemic began, the nation's largest metropolis -- with a lifeblood based on round-the-clock hustle and bustle, push and pull -- is adapting and showing new life. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Sustainability

Taking Stock of the Fashion Sustainability Landscape

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Social Studies

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