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Big Beauty Tuesday: How Tracy Reese and CFDA President CaSandra Diggs Are Designing an Inclusive Fashion Industry

When Black women lead, we typically bring everyone to the table; it’s been proven time and again, with increasingly inclusive results. That’s why, as we kick off Women’s History Month, we’re so excited to see Black women, who have so long been the drivers of culture, taking their rightful places at the head of tables […]

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Thinking Creatively: The CFDA Launches the IMPACT Initiative to Build a Pipeline for Black and Brown Talent

Photo: Studio4dich (Shutterstock) Representation matters. We hear it, and we know it to be true; we also know it to be good for business. But if the racial reckoning of this past year has proven anything—beyond a need for the long-overdue overhaul of any number of American institutions and industries—it’s that even the most well-meaning […]

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COVID Claims a Black Female-Owned Brand: Carly Cushnie Announces the End of Her Eponymous Label

Carly Cushnie, center, prepares models backstage at the Cushnie show during NY Fashion Week on February 8, 2019, in New York City.Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images) It’s already a well-documented fact that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black communities in almost every way imaginable—including Black-owned businesses, 41 percent of which have […]

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More Than ‘the New Black’: These Fashion Industry Veterans Are Building Coalitions to Sustain Black Talent

Victor Glemaud, left; Bethann Hardison; Tracy ReesePhoto: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images), Eugene Gologursky (Getty Images), Anna Webber (Getty Images) If you thought the recent surge in support for Black talent in the fashion industry was a result of the black boxes that peppered our timelines in June as part of #BlackoutTuesday, you obviously haven’t been […]

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Black Designers Matter: Christopher John Rogers, Telfar Clemens and Kerby Jean-Raymond Win 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards

Christopher John Rogers attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2019 Awards on November 04, 2019; Telfar Clemens poses backstage for Telfar during New York Fashion Week on February 9, 2018; Kerby Jean-Raymond attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images), Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images), David Livingston (Getty Images) This season’s […]

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September’s NYFW Announces Its Virtual Schedule—Which Will Kick Off With Harlem’s Fashion Row

CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row Brandice Henderson hosts Harlem’s Fashion Row at One World Trade Center on September 05, 2019, in New York City.Photo: Mike Pont (Getty Images) The prolonged threat of COVID-19 has disrupted many of our regularly scheduled events this year, but fashion waits for no one—and New York Fashion Week […]

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Council Of Fashion Designers Of America Appoints CaSandra Diggs As President

Despite the diversity issues that exist within the fashion industry, Black women are breaking barriers, overcoming the odds and changing the status quo. According to WWD, CaSandra Diggs has been appointed to become president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Diggs’ appointment is historic as it marks the first time in the nonprofit […]

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America Just Named a Black Woman Its New President

CaSandra Diggs during the Sing For Hope Gala 2019 on October 28, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Gonzalo Marroquin for Patrick McMullan (Getty Images) A major seat at fashion’s proverbial table has just been filled; on Thursday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the promotion of former Chief Administrative and Financial […]

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We Need Leaders: The Designers of Public School NY Pay It Forward With a Digital Sale and Gordon Parks-Themed T-Shirt Collection

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne attend the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund 15th Anniversary Event at Brooklyn Navy Yard on November 5, 2018, in Brooklyn, NY.Photo: Roy Rochlin (Getty Images) Finally, a Public School we’re actually excited about returning to: Public School NY designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have come up with two fashionable […]

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It’s Not Too Late! BIPOC Designers Encouraged to Apply for Awards From the ICON 360 Fund

Photo: Harlem’s Fashion Row There is $1 million in award money currently available to 20 talented designers of color right now—but you can’t win if you don’t apply. On Friday, Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) announced it is re-opening its applications for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) designers interested in applying for the ICON 360 […]

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