Renata is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumni who graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations and Political Science in 2019. She has worked for Oscar de la Renta, Tibi and LaFORCE. She currently lives and works in New York City as a production coordinator at Coach.
Paris Hilton. Lagerfeld’s Fendi. Britney Spears. Von Dutch. The 2000s were an era of flashiness and high fashion, which introduced new fashion trends. One of these was logomania, a design strategy taken from Black artists.
Being deemed fashionable relies on outside perceptions of your clothing. How do you look wearing those Nike shorts? Do they make your butt perky? Are they, God forbid, stained? As society progresses, one’s clothing becomes less about intrinsic comfort and more about the desire for external validation.
In life, you can either be a minimalist or a maximalist.
Here’s my conversation with one-half of Fashion For All, Ali Richmond, on Blackness, fashion and America’s racial complex
Here is a List of 6 Black-owned and #Blacklivesmatter ally businesses in fashion and lifestyle in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Durham area.
The reasoning behind Wintour’s sudden sympathy for Black people is allegorical to what some claim is the bedrock of fashion: trend.
Beyond my superficial connections to the former creative director of Vogue, my admiration for Talley comes from the respect I owe him for existing in an industry that has historically had little-to-no room for men who look like me. However, what is even more important to me is Talley’s permanence as a cautionary tale about the whims and woes of the fashion world for Black people and, more specifically Black men.
Scandals, weak policy positions and polarization all greatly influence how people assess politicians. But it would be simple-minded to remove clothes and appearance from the American people’s decisions about their …