Diversity and Inclusion

Gwendolyn Berry holds her T-shirt over her head during the metal ceremony after the finals of the women's hammer throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Berry are among the more than 150 educators, activists and athletes who signed a letter Thursday, July 22, urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games.

Social Impact

The Olympic Committee’s Ban on Black Lives Matter Apparel and What It Means for Athlete Protests

The International Olympics Committee banning BLM apparel raises the question of how impactful the statement is in athlete protests.

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Pyer Moss Couture Fall 2021

Fashion Features

A Brief History of Black Designers and Couture

On Kerby Jean-Raymond, “what about Patrick Kelly?” and where Jay Jaxon fits into it all.

clock July 22, 2021Tara Donaldson

BORA AKSU SS21 Runway during London Fashion Week September 2020 - London, UK. 18/09/2020 | usage worldwide Photo by: Ik Aldama/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Social Impact

New U.K. Inclusivity Report: 68% Witnessed Discrimination in Fashion

The report, released by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion, also offered a series of policy recommendations to make the British fashion industry more inclusive.

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designer B Michael

Business Features

B Michael Discusses Virgin Gorda Project and E-commerce Plans

Michael plans to launch a ready-to-wear collection next year through a new e-commerce site that his company is developing.

clock July 16, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

After Glow swimwear.

Fashion Features

Italian Beachwear Brands Pivot Toward Sustainability, High-Tech, Body Positivity

Seay, Safe and After Glow are three swimwear brands to know before the summer 2021 holidays.

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Aerie store

Business Features

It Gets Better Project and American Eagle Outfitters to Launch Two New Programs

The It Gets Better Project was started in 2010 by syndicated columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller.

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Daniel Arsham

Fashion Scoops

StockX Teams Up With Daniel Arsham to Promote Equity in Art

The multidisciplinary artist will be helping out his alma mater The Cooper Union.

clock July 1, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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Intimates

The Evolution of Lingerie Fashion Events

Rihanna hosted a Pride party and Amazon special. Victoria’s Secret says it’s coming out with a new type of show next year. The appearance of lingerie shows is changing. But what do consumers really want from underwear companies?

clock June 25, 2021Kellie Ell

The film poster for “L’Hommage.”

Fashion Scoops

L’Hommage Event Returns to New York to Help the LGBTQ Community

There will also be a tribute for Vjuan Allure, who died in March.

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design student Jose Salazar

Fashion Features

Young Faces of Pride: What the Month Means and What It Shouldn’t

WWD gets a view of Pride Month through the eyes of fashion’s next generation.

clock June 24, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

Abigail Olivieri from upstate New York and other LGBT supporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Retail

Amid Strides in LGBTQ Worker Rights, Fashion’s Culture Still Too Gendered

Federal civil rights laws may protect LGBTQ workers, but corporate culture and binary clothing remain stuck in the past, advocates say.

clock June 23, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Carrie Mae Weems

Fashion Scoops

Carhartt Hires Senior Diversity Leader, Instagram Launches Grant Program

Carhartt’s latest hire has consulted with the company for the past eight months.

clock June 22, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Brandice Daniel

Fashion Scoops

Gap Inc., Harlem’s Fashion Row and Icon360 Announce HBCUs Scholarship Winners

Funding fashion departments at HBCUs can be challenging and that can be detrimental for Black creatives interested in getting a competitive edge.

clock June 21, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Businesspeople walking at modern office. Group of business employees at coworking center. Motion blur. Concept work process. Wide image

Business Features

Tracking Fashion’s Diversity: What the 20 Biggest Apparel Companies Have Done Since the Black Squares

WWD checks in on whether fashion’s 20 most valuable companies are keeping their commitments to diversity and inclusion.

clock June 18, 2021Tara Donaldson

Channing Hargrove, Antoine Gregory, Mecca James-Williams and Alexis Bennett

Fashion Features

These Black Creatives Want Fashion to Know What Juneteenth Really Means

Though the country is just catching on to celebrating Juneteenth, for many in the Black community, it holds manifold meanings.

clock June 18, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

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