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Black History Month: Fashion Icons That Stand the Test of Time
16 Feb

Black History Month: Fashion Icons That Stand the Test of Time

February is Black History Month and, in its honor, we are dishing on iconic figures in fashion whose reputation and contributions remain pivotal. From designers to journalists to models, their careers tell an impressive story that is inspiring and memorable. Take a moment to learn more about these individuals who have played an important role in not just Black history, but fashion history at large. André Leon Talley You may know him by this trademark robes and capes, but André Leon Talley was so much more than a fashionisto. After discovering Vogue Magazine at the age of 10, his love for fashion was uncovered and he would grow up to become an editor-at-large for the same publication, among others. In...
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17 Feb

Leaving a Footprint: An Interview with Etu Evans

A self-proclaimed Lifestyle Architect, Etu Evans’ love of shoes runs deep. As Creative Director of Harlem World Magazine, Founder of Solesville Foundation, and a celebrity shoe and accessory designer whose designs have been worn by Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Solange Knowles, Michael B. Jordan and Queen Latifah, he’s a busy man. We recently sat down with the New York-based designer (best known for his purple bottom stilettos) to talk about where his passion originated, how he’s using it to empower others and make a difference in the lives of youth, and what accomplishments he’s most proud of in his career.   Evans with Actor and Community Leader Lee Soulja at the 2020 Black Fashion Matters fashion show in NY / Source: Harlem World Magazine Thanks for...
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12 Feb

Black History Month | Black Designers Who Paved the Way

In honor of Black History Month, we are paying homage to the Black designers who have paved the way in fashion over the last few centuries. Sewing and tailoring have been a part of Black culture for hundreds of years, and while many of these pioneers unfortunately did not receive credit for their talents in their day, we can honor them now and recognize their invaluable contributions to the fashion industry as they always should have been. Let’s take a look at some of the greats by first throwing it back to the beginning of fashion as we know it today.   Elizabeth Keckley   Source: Fashion History Timeline Born in 1818, seamstress Elizabeth Keckley would use her finely crafted designs...
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