Fashion Week and Black History Month are upon us, so it’s the perfect time to support black designers who are moving the sartorial conversation forward through their work.
No matter how they address society or how they refuse to align themselves with the industry’s standards, these luminaries are making waves and carving out their own niches. It is their talent that proves what happens when fashion discussions are as diverse as real life. Designer phenoms like these hail from New York City boroughs, the city of Toronto, and beyond. In addition to womenswear, they also represent eco-conscious footwear and menswear.
Investing in Black businesses and sustaining our coins is a fantastic way for us to demonstrate our pride and show that we support the community. Black creatives have successfully flipped the script in the beauty industry. Since the beginning of time, black women have shaped the beauty game, and now we can elevate it on a broader scale. We can always find what we are looking for with a wide variety of brands offering products in skincare, makeup, haircare, body care, and grooming.
In American Idol’s 20th season premiere this Sunday, singer-songwriter Taylor Fagins blows judges away with his original song honoring Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. The season’s judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, watched silently as 26-year-old Taylor performed “We Need More.” Richie is the first to speak after Taylor’s performance asking, “How do you feel?” “I’m shaking,” Fagins replies. Richie agrees, “Me, too.”