Black History Month

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Business Features

Visa Commits $1M in Hyperlocal Grants and Mentorship to Drive Growth of Minority-Owned Businesses

The company has partnered with Black Girl Ventures to digitally enable Black- and women-owned small businesses in the U.S.

clock March 5, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Kelly Rowland

Fashion Features

Kelly Rowland on Her Fashion Design Debut and New Music, ‘Black Magic’

The collection, a collaboration with online retailer JustFab, is available today.

clock March 1, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

25 Black Women in Beauty

Beauty Features

25 Black Women in Beauty Host Inaugural Event

The first virtual summit from the professional organization hosted the likes of Black Opal CEO Desirée Rogers and Tatcha CMO Sarah Curtis Henry, among others.

clock February 28, 2021James Manso

Sewit Sium


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

Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porche, 1978 and Walt Frazier of the New York Knicks.

Mens Fashion

From Savile Row to Harlem: Black Contributions to Men’s Style

Many aspects of men’s style and tailoring today have roots and influences in Black culture and youth movements, but the contributions from the community often go without mention.

clock February 25, 2021Obi Anyanwu

RAISEfashion and Anti-Racism Fund have worked on an internship program for candidates from HBCUs.


RAISEfashion, Anti-Racism Fund Partner to Address Diversity in Fashion’s Pipeline

The organizations are behind a new summer internship program to diversify fashion’s next generation.

clock February 24, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Participants of FGI's "Rising Stars Dialogue" included, clockwise from left, Aaron Potts, Monique Little, Jerry Buckner, Constance White, Rodney Epperson and Nyakio Grieco.

Business Features

Black Creatives Discuss the Challenges of Securing Funding, Getting Ahead in Fashion and Beauty

Creatives of color speak candidly about the hurdles they’ve faced in trying to build their businesses.

clock February 23, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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

Shoe detailNike x Lebron x Harlem Fashion Row presentation, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 05 Sep 2018

Fashion Scoops

Nike and Sergio Hudson on Pushing Partnerships and Opportunities to Advance Inclusivity

Partnerships — and opportunities — are paramount for the success of Black designers and creatives in the fashion industry.

clock February 19, 2021Obi Anyanwu

Tom Ford

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Calls Fashion a ‘Relentless Business’ in Sharing the Industry’s Realities and Rewards

Ford talked about perseverance, setting goals and having a vision.

clock February 19, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Russell Wilson and Ciara


EXCLUSIVE: Ciara and Russell Wilson Talk The House of LR&C, Giving Back and Seattle

Inclusivity and unity anchor the company’s ethos and outreach efforts.

clock February 19, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

TImes Square

Fashion Scoops

New York City to Champion Black-owned Businesses

The BE NYC campaign will encourage shopping at Black-owned stores.

clock February 18, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

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.

Designer Hubert de Givenchy with models Carol Miles (L) Sandi Bass and Diane Washington wearing Givenchy Fall 1978 Couture Collection Advance.

Fashion Features

Hubert de Givenchy’s 1970s Black Cabine Models Made a Statement About Diversity

clock February 17, 2021WWD Staff

Designer Hubert de Givenchy with models Carol Miles (L) Sandy Bass and Diane Washington wearing Givenchy Fall 1978 Couture

Fashion Features

Seminal Moment: Givenchy’s ‘70s Black Model Cabine Said Something About Diversity Fashion Could Learn From Today

Hubert de Givenchy’s Black house models in the late ‘70s sent a clear message to fashion about diversity. But has the industry regressed?

clock February 17, 2021Tara Donaldson

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Justin Bieber in the Balenciaga campaign.


Justin Bieber Is Balenciaga's Latest Campaign Star

clock July 23, 2021Joelle Diderich

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