"Black Is Beautiful": Fashion and Consciousness
Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 pm
Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaitejoin historian Tanisha Ford and designer Mimi Plange to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite Sr.’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs.
Black Dress Spotlight: Ruth E Carter, 2X OSCAR Nominated Costume Designer for Malcolm X and Amistad. EMMY Nominated for ROOTS 2016. And costume designer for KIDNAP, MARSHALL and THE BLACK PANTHER.
Elaine Welteroth is stepping down from Teen Vogue, according to an internal email sent to staffers on Thursday afternoon.
Welteroth was officially appointed editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue in April 2017, a role she assumed after sharing leadership duties with Digital Director Phillip Picardi and Creative Director Marie Suter for nearly a year. Read more here.
"Among the show’s 115 looks, one stood out to many observers: a fur-paneled bomber jacket with enormous balloon sleeves in the Gucci double-G logo.
It looked, as online pundits quickly pointed out, just like one designed by Daniel Day, better known as the imitation artist Dapper Dan, whose Harlem boutique was, in the 1980s and early ’90s, the go-to for rappers, gangsters, boxers and anyone else looking for even more Gucci, Fendi and Louis Vuitton than could be found at Gucci, Fendi or Louis Vuitton."
Read more here
Great article in Rolling Stone magazine by Zach Graham with quote from Black Dress' fierce leader, Adrienne Jones.
Black Fashion Designers
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 6 – May 16, 2017
The Black Fashion Designers exhibit examines the significant, but often unrecognized, impact that designers of African descent have had on fashion. Read original press release here
Jill Scott performs at White House wearing a Byron Lars Beauty Mark sheath dress and at the Academy of Country Music wearing a Byron Lars elastic corset belt.
..."A fifth-generation New Yorker, LaMaar raced into fashion at the age of 15, joining Kimora Lee Simmons at Baby Phat for a seven-year run. After a stint at Chado Ralph Rucci, he got into trend forecasting with Promostyl. In spring 2014, he launched 5:31 Jérôme, a name that borrows from his birthday." Read more
Naomi Campbell's new book, 'The Art of Beauty' speaks of
Naomi's rise to fame. The book is a limited collectors edition, only 1,000 copies, each signed by Naomi Campbell and presented in a multiple artwork by British artist, Allen Jones. www.taschen.com