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Black Aesthetics are “Ghetto Until Proven Fashionable”

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BY SHATAY SPEIGHTS | When highlighting new trends in fashion, especially those that are “inspired” by the style and aesthetics from black and brown communities, credit is rarely given to those within the communities that bring these trends to the forefront. Trends that are established by black and brown persons are often seen as lowbrow or ghetto, …

Our Blackness Is Not a Trend!

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By Shatay Speights | More than anything, we want to be able to see ourselves reflected in all facets of media and the things that we consume daily. Women of color are at the top of that list, especially when talking about representation in the fashion industry. More often than not, runways, catwalks, campaigns and more are …

LIM College’s 7th Annual Fashion: Then and Now Conference

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By Shadea L. Blyther | LIM College presented their 7th Annual Fashion Now and Then Conference this past weekend to explore this year’s theme: Fashion and Sustainability. LIM College focuses on the study of business and fashion that educates their students for success in various fashion industries around the world. Listening to the speaker’s presentations gave a …

ALICE IN WONDERLAND REIMAGINED WITH A BLACK CAST FOR PERILLI 2018 CALENDAR

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By Tiffany Chisholm| Pirelli is up to great things for the 2018 year with its reimagined theme of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Pirelli has been creating iconic calendars since 1964 using models, actors, dancers and other celebs as the main characters in each shoot. The 2018 season is no different, except that it will showcase…