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As we continue to live through the global health pandemic, we are hearing daily about the lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE,  for doctors, nurses and other essential hospital staff. Essential workers are crying out for help, and state and local leaders are demanding answers from the federal government as the number of cases…

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In Chicago, on May 30th, Rolling out got a sneak peek  the NikeLab’s Re-Creation Center which partnered with, Off White Creator, and Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic Director, Virgil Abloh. The Re-Creation center is in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent mile just next door to the Nike Store. The Re-Creation Center will host workshops sharing artistic…

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I’m not sure what is going on in the European fashion world lately — whether it’s ignorance, or a lack of diversity, or sheer disrespect the culture that has caused several designer brands to create collections that feature blackface and other racially discriminatory styles. What I do know is that as long as they continue…

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When you flip through your closet, how many items can you say were designed by someone of color? Instead of supporting the Gucci and Prada brands that insult the Black consumer, we are here to encourage you to circulate the Black dollar among designers in our community. Below are 20 Black-owned fashion brands that you should support…

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A New York City-based businesswoman, Stella Maze has worked her way to the top of the fashion industry with her colorful and creative high-end designs. Originally from the Virgin Islands, Maze incorporates influences from native crystal blue water in her eye-catching blue sole shoe designs. The luxury shoe brand Stella Hues has been featured in several…

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When Houston native Ciera Rogers created her online fashion brand, Babes and Felines , in 2012, she tackled the challenge of providing on-trend, sexy looks for an untapped key demographic: curvier women just like her.  “Tired of the Photoshop,” she bravely ensured that all photographic imaging emphasized the reality of the female aesthetic filter-free. Rogers and…

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There have been numerous boardroom conversations and news headlines that highlight the lack of access to high-tech training for communities of color. Look no further. The StreetCode Academy, founded by Olatunde (Tunde) Sobomehin, has created and proven that diverse communities can indeed participate and impact the tech world when given the opportunity. StreetCode Academy is a nonprofit…

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Aminah Abdul Jillil is a professional dancer who has danced on stages with talented celebs like Janet Jackson and Britney Spears. In her downtime, the Anchorage, Alaska native and Los Angeles transplant started working on shoe designs cutting and pasting material together and taking some of her homemade prototypes to a sample maker in LA. Her first collection…

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When you think of fashion designers, about nine times out of ten, a black designer doesn’t typically come to mind. Regardless of the oversight, designers of color are making their mark and great strides in the world of fashion. Whether it is by their innovative designs or by how they have inspired and created pathways…

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Name: Jada Russell Location: Chicago | New York Title: Co-Executive Producer | The Style Salon … Presenting the Future of Fashion Director of PR | High Style Marketing & PR What is the impetus for the “Style Salon … Presenting the Future of Fashion” program? As a fashion publicist working with emerging designers for over…

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