July 31, 2021

21 Black-Owned Fashion Brands To Get Familiar With

With every Black History Month comes the call to support Black-owned businesses across industries, especially when it comes to fashion. And while it’s a welcomed call, it can often underestimate just how impactful it can be to support Black-owned fashion brands year round, opening opportunities for further investment, access to resources, and sustainable growth.

Aurora James, founder of accessories brand Brother Vellies, put the idea into collective action during the summer of 2020, following the protests honoring George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. Coined the 15 Percent Pledge, James called for major retailers and start ups alike to commit

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Etsy is buying the fashion resale app Depop for $1.6 billion.

Depop, the fashion resale marketplace beloved by Generation Z, will be acquired by Etsy for $1.6 billion, the two companies announced on Wednesday.

The cash deal, which is expected to close by the third quarter of this year, underscores the growing influence of clothing resale platforms. More shoppers are turning to the secondhand market for something cheaper and — potentially — greener as the overproduction of clothing increasingly adds to landfills.

The trend appears to have been accelerated by the pandemic as more shoppers looked to declutter wardrobes, earn cash by selling their old clothes or set up fashion

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‘Xinjiang cotton is my love’: Patriots on show at China Fashion Week

BEIJING (Reuters) – Designer Zhou Li took to the stage amid applause following her runway show at China Fashion Week with a prop that has political overtones: a bouquet of cotton plants.

“As far as I’m concerned, I think Xinjiang cotton is my sweetheart, my love, which is to say I’m very grateful it has brought me such happiness,” Zhou, 56, told Reuters after her show on Tuesday in Beijing.

Zhou, chief designer and founder of Chinese fashion brand Sun-Bird, is a patriotic supporter of a boycott targeting several major western apparel brands in China

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Student-organized Fashion Week boasts can’t-miss lineup of preeminent fashion industry leaders

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Gwyneth Paltrow. Sarah Jessica Parker. Steve Madden. Kenneth Cole. Stella McCartney. Even the least fashion-inclined would be hard-pressed to skip over those luminaries, who make up just a fraction of the speakers slated to present at the student-run [email protected]’s Fashion Week 2021.

This year’s event, which will be held virtually over the span of nearly three weeks, will look quite different from years past, but [email protected] president and Class of 2021 student Sasha Pinto says the mission will remain the same: to host a robust lineup of professionals to present, chat, encourage

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Danielle Frankel Is The Bridal Line Giving Every Woman The Moment She Deserves

Edgy, elegant, and irreverent are a few words to describe Danielle Frankel’s modern bridal collection. Behind the label is founder Danielle Hirsch, whose distinct vision and artistry are evident at a mere glance. Her unmistakable aesthetic stems from her experience at Vera Wang and Marchesa before launching her brand in 2017. But the New York-based designer is guided by more than raw talent and an innate sense for the contemporary. Achievements like being the first-ever bridal designer to be nominated (and winning the runner-up prize) for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and having Zoë Kravitz in one of her designs

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Italian Fashion Brand Zegna Joins SPAC Frenzy With $3.2 Billion Valuation

MILAN—Ermenegildo Zegna Group said it would merge with a special-purpose acquisition company in a deal that values the Italian luxury-goods group at $3.2 billion, including debt, and provides it with funds for future acquisitions to bulk up amid consolidation in the fashion sector.

Zegna specializes in high-end menswear and bought the American fashion brand Thom Browne in 2018. It intends to list on the New York Stock Exchange after merging with a SPAC owned by London-based private-equity firm Investindustrial and chaired by Sergio Ermotti, the former chief executive of UBS Group AG .

The Zegna family would retain a 62%

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Summer Dresses and Boot Outfits to Test Out This Summer

Sandal season is in full force, but some of the most stylish stars are zigging while everyone else is zagging. Instead of the tried-and-true sandal/dress combo, summer dresses and boot outfits have been populating street style images. Turns out, there’s no need to wait until fall to wear those combat boots.

Just a day ago, Lily Aldridge posted a picture on Instagram showing off a beautiful floral Dôen dress and a pair of classic tan suede ankle boots. Fellow model Adut Akech seems to love the contrast, too. Her interpretation of the winning outfit included a red mini dress and

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‘He’s a star, Gap is benefiting from that’: will Kanye West save the clothing giant? | Fashion

The Gap has released the second item from its collaboration with Kanye West’s Yeezy label. A black puffer called a “go round” jacket, which the rapper wore at the Balenciaga couture show, follows the electric blue puffer jacket which went on sale in June.

Insiders are hoping that the collaboration will reverse the fortunes of the retail giant and the signs are positive. The home of khaki lost $62m (£45m) in the third quarter of last year, according to Women’s Wear Daily, and confirmed plans to close all 81 of its physical stores in the UK and Ireland. But

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Brooklyn-Based Designer on Her Brand and Fashion’s Future

Sade Mims’ pieces for her brand EDAS are more than just accessories.

“I grew up in an artist environment,” she explained. “My father had me in art classes since I was a kid, and sculpting and drawing and all that. So I think that that was my first thing, so I create and design with that in mind.”

The 29-year-old took part in New York Fashion Week. Her sustainably-made leather bags were on display at the Black in Fashion Council’s showroom at Spring Studios.

The council works towards the advancement of Black people in the fashion community.

“Black creatives, Black

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