It’s no secret that the fashion industry has always grappled with the issue of representation, and Latino representation is no exception. The glossy catwalks of the 80s and 90s were nearly completely dominated by the (white), nepotistic European fashion houses of the day with little room for Latino designers to showcase their talents, let alone share their culture with the world; for the few that did exist–Carolina Herrera and Isabel Toledo come to mind–their Latino identities were noticeably secondary to their work. But now it’s 2023, and though the industry is not without faults, Latino/a fashion enthusiasts can now see their cultures and experiences reflected in fashion at all levels. While plenty of Latino men have made their way in the fashion world, I’d like to specifically focus on the women–who have been historically vastly overlooked–who are changing the game and pushing the boundaries of design by bringing Latin America to high fashion.
Ariana DeBose Will Host the Tonys This Year
The Tony Awards is a special event that recognizes the talented work of many artists in theatre and Broadway. The nominees of this awards show will be revealed this Monday. The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing have made a decision to have Ariana DeBose host the Tonys this year. This will be her first time hosting the Tony Awards.
The Genius in Love Survives for Only a Few Seasons
“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia” is a multi-camera sitcom on Netflix that follows a teen rocket scientist named Ashley Garcia who moves into her uncle’s home to experience life as a typical teenager. Created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland, this lovable series only survived for two seasons. Netflix decided to opt out of the third season, leaving the show to end with a holiday special. The show, while not widely popular, garnered good reviews in the younger community.
Manhattan’s elite school changes mascot to combat racism
In the past three years, Manhattan’s elite school, The Collegiate School, has been working on a new project to change the Dutchman as their official mascot. their previous motto was “Unless God, then in vain,” now changes to “Wisdom, Community, Kindness.” The Dutchman mascot was a representation of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch director-general for the New Netherland colony until the English conquered the land, which is now the New York and New Jersey areas we see today. Some upper level staff in the school are conducting changes due to growing wokeism from parents to enhance diverse representation.