Vogue Posts SlideShow In Response to Elle’s Plus-Size Controversy

Elle entered into dangerous territory when the publication profiled model Myla Dalbesio and categorized her as"plus-size."  Despite being a size 10  -- which is considered plus-sized in the modeling world, Dalbesio is successfully gaining ...

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Vogue Fails the Cultural Sensitivity Test – Again

Vogue has never been known to adopt the global policies that enhance the fashion capabilities of anything outside of their realm of tolerance. For instance, not too long ago, a ...

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The Baby Fashionistas of Social Media: What Happened to Kids Dressing Like Kids?

I’ll be the first one to admit a slight uterus tug (slight…very, very slight) at the adorable photos that pop up on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. showing off little boys ...

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5 Black Shoe Designers

Despite the fashion industry’s well-documented struggles with diversity, several Black designers who possess incomparable amounts of determination, persistence and creativity have quite literally put their best foot forward by creating successful, ...

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Beyoncé And Topshop Launch Athletic Streetwear Label

Beyoncé is teaming up with Topshop for a new athletic streetwear label. The British retailer, called Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd., will launch its first products next fall. The collaboration will be ...

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Teyana Taylor Takes ELLE to Harlem for Fall Fashion Editorial

Entertainer Teyana Taylor is featured in a full-length fall fashion editorial in ELLE. Teyana was photographed by Katie Friedman in her hometown of Harlem. ELLE captured Teyana in some of ...

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New York Fashion Week

Laquan Smith’s Fall 2013 Collection Pays Homage to Bond Girls and Grace Jones

Laquan Smith, the New York-based designer, who boasts fans in celebrities like Andre Leon Talley and Rihanna,    finds inspiration in varied places for his collections. One season, he selected a water goddess as his muse; another he was inspired by his travels and a...

5 Reasons We Loved Tracy Reese Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week

Tracy Reese famously designed the dress FLOTUS Michelle Obama wore to the Democratic National Convention but long before that, we’ve been a fan of the designer. In fact, her presentation is one of the shows at New York Fashion Week we look forward to the...

5 Shows We’re Excited To See at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week officially starts today (though a few shows and parties have already taken place) and we’re excited for what is considered the most important week in the fashion industry. From Lincoln Center in midtown to Milk Studios in downtown Manhattan, the city...

5 Collections We Loved From New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week came to an end last Thursday and though the week received little fanfare compared to past seasons, there were a few collections that stood out from the fray. Featuring the work of black designers, these looks were wearable and inspired. They...

Why We Love: Laquan Smith Spring 2013

Laquan Smith is only 23 and yet has already established himself as a supremely talented designer.  Whether inspired by the colors and fluidity of water, or by the garden scenery during his many travels, Laquan produces collections that are beautiful, modern and decidedly feminine. He has...