Tag: Fashion

‘There’s a Double Standard’: André Leon Talley Talks Possible Eviction and Pay Inequity at Vogue in Discussion With Tamron Hall

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris for Marc Jacobs (Getty Images) One of the most formidable forces in fashion is also known for his forthcoming commentary—legendary editor André Leon Talley rarely minces words, whether giving incisive commentary on a runway look, or writing a bestselling (and bombshell) memoir, 2020’s The Chiffon Trenches. The latter is making its debut […]

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The Funk Boutique: Nurturing a New Generation of Industry Icons and Independent Spirits

Lil Nas X, Lena Waithe, Mj Rodriguez for Entertainment WeeklyImage: Texas Isiah, Texas Isiah, Lia Clay Miller For EW Each year, Entertainment Weekly celebrates Pride Month with a series of covers featuring a series of LGBTQ+ icons and storytellers. Last year, they worked to create an illustrated cover that encompassed that celebration while working with […]

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American Beauties: Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman Confirmed as Co-Chairs of a Distinctly Diverse 2021 Met Gala

Naomi Osaka, left; Amanda GormanPhoto: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images), Ben Gabbe for Glamour (Getty Images) In years past, today, the first Monday in May would typically find our eyes trained on the steps of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as we waited to see what incredible ensembles the celebrity set would be wearing at the […]

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Beyoncé, Lorraine Schwartz Provide Black Aspiring Gemologists With Scholarships

NewsOne Featured Video Whether it’s donning the creations of Black designers in her visual albums or launching a fund to provide grants for small Black-owned businesses, songstress Beyoncé has been dedicated to supporting Black entrepreneurs and amplifying their work. According to WSFA12, her latest effort is centered on empowering the next generation of Black jewelers. […]

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A FLAN x Cotton Cravings Collaboration Leads This Week’s Best Streetwear — Plus Travis Scott & Supreme

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best streetwear and fashion trend drops on the market! This week we’ve got the exclusive details on New York-based streetwear label (and favorite of Bella Hadid and Marshmello) FLAN’s unconventional capsule with Atlanta-based Cotton Cravings, as well as new spring/summer sets from Peachy Den, Travis Scott’s big Nike […]

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It Has Been a Week, So Please Enjoy This Palate-Cleansing Homage to Black Excellence From Zendaya and Law Roach

Zendaya speaks onstage during ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Randy Shropshire for ESSENCE (Getty Images) Y’all, we have missed so much this past year—family reunions, brunches, concerts, the Met Gala, casual hookups (if you’re into that kinda thing—no judgments). I’ve now celebrated two birthdays in this damned panorama, so […]

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The Glow Up 50: In Praise of the Glam Squad

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. In this most unconventional of awards seasons, we are proudly closing out our second annual celebration of Black creatives innovating the worlds of fashion, beauty and media, better known as The Glow Up 50. […]

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The Glow Up 50: For the Love of Dap

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. It’s no small thing to have an award named in your honor, but the designer known as Dapper Dan is no small entity—in fact, he’s larger than life. The journalist turned self-taught couturier born […]

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I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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It Looks Like Kobe, Nike Are Headed for Divorce

Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Getty Images) Prior to his tragic death in January of 2020, there were rumors that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had every intention of severing his long-standing relationship with Nike. How do I know this? Because psssst…I reported on it in December. Advertisement And now four months later, ESPN and CBS […]

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Issa Rae Teams Up With LIFEWTR To Amplify The Artistry Of Diverse Creatives

NewsOne Featured Video Whether it’s through her artistry on screen, an entrepreneurial endeavor or serving on a committee to advance diversity, actor and producer Issa Rae has made it her mission to uplift and empower communities that have been marginalized. The California native’s latest project is centered on amplifying the work of underrepresented creatives through […]

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Shantay, You Pay: Inside the Heavy Financial Burden of Going On ‘Drag Race’

Two mermaids are lounging, tails and all, on the kind of boxy, nondescript gray couches you’d find in the office of a small startup. Behind the couches is artfully layered backstage detritus: two megaphones, a couple of director’s chairs, a ladder, and a neon light shaped like a pair of lips.  The first mermaid looks […]

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The Funk Boutique: Celebrating Successful Black Women, Sustainability, and Sneakers

Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) Everything’s coming up American fashion! The first Monday in May has always been known as “Met Gala Day,” when the most elite of the elite come out dressed to impress and preview the exquisite annual costume exhibit hosted by Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute of […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Celebrating Our Style Innovators

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. The mixed bag that was 2020 may not have brought much in the way of stylish moments—though face masks, tie-dyed sweatsuits and wireless bras certainly had one. But just before world locked down last […]

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Nike and MSCHF Agree to Recall Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes,’ Which MSCHF Says ‘Already Achieved Its Artistic Purpose’

Lil Nas X attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Rich Fury for The Recording Academy (Getty Images) The battle over Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” has reportedly been settled. Following a temporary restraining order granted against MSCHF for its much talked about collaboration with rapper Lil Nas […]

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Photos From Australia’s For The Love Festival Preview A Return To Public Partying

According to President Joe Biden, by April 19th all American adults will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. CDC travel restrictions are already loosening. If all goes well, it’s looking like things will be relatively back to normal by summer 2021. (DON’T JINX IT!) While this news doesn’t give us a clear indication of […]

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Adidas’ Pure Motion Sneakers Are 25% off and the Perfect Accessory for Sunny Runs

Adidas Women’s Pure Motion Sneakers | $53 | Macy’s For the next two days, save 25% on these Adidas Women’s Pure Motion Sneakers. It’s time to upgrade your old running shoes that probably had their fill with all the outdoor exercising over the past year. These light grey sleek shoes are snug but breathable. They’re […]

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Nike Won Its Motion Against Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes.’ They Can Thank Trump

Lil Nas X attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) The saga of Nike and Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” continued on Thursday, with Nike scoring a legal win against streetwear firebrand MSCHF. Three days after Nike filed suit over the […]

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Guess What? The Telfar Tribe Was Never Going to Allow Guess to Appropriate the Designer’s Iconic Bag

Photo: Edward Berthelot (Getty Images) If you’re in the market, no doubt you dipped on over to Telfar Global’s site today to cop one of the designer’s coveted shopping bags though his “Bag Security II” program. After all, it’s one of the rare opportunities to pre-order the cult-favorite tote, circumventing the typical grab-one-while-they-last color-coded drops […]

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The Funk Boutique: Icons Served Us All Black HerStory Month

The Directors’ Issue Volume 2: “Black in Americana: A Photo Essay on Love and Pain” by Regina KingImage: W Magazine On April 6, W Magazine’s Volume 2 of the Directors’ Issue hits the stands, offering a trio of covers directed by the industry’s finest. In one of the three covers, Academy Award-winning actor and director […]

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Religious & Litigious: Nike Claps Back at the Manufacturer of Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ for Copyright Infringement

Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Kevin Mazur for The Recording Academy (Getty Images) Nike, not like this. We live in a Hypebeasting, HighSnobiety world in which collabs are as ubiquitous as TikTok dance routine appropriation, but apparently, referencing the devil (if […]

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Lawd Have Mercy: Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ Put Nike on the Defensive

Lil Nas X attends Vanity Fair and Saint Laurent Celebrate “Parasite” on February 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Phillip Faraone for Vanity Fair (Getty Images) “Bloody shoes” may be Cardi B’s line, but they may now be best associated with Lil Nas X. The rapper born Montero Lamar Hill broke the internet last Friday […]

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This Week’s Best Streetwear, Featuring A New Order NOAH Collection, New Supreme X The North Face, And More

Welcome to our Friday roundup of the week’s best streetwear! This week we have your whole outfit covered — from your everyday basics to your flashier outerwear offerings, to accessories like new shades and… camping blankets? Now that we’re comfortably in the summer season, we’re finally offering a selection of clothing that doesn’t sport a […]

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Guy Fieri Reflects On His Legacy, Dining Post-Covid, And His Style Ethos

It’s been 15 years since Guy Fieri’s very first appearance on the Food Network (please, for the love of God, watch his audition tape). In that span of time, the blond-tipped people’s champ has gone from relative unknown to mega-stardom. Along the way, he’s dealt with shade from the culinary cool kids, seen the teen […]

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It’s Air Max Day at StockX: Bid $1 for a Chance to Win Four Modern Nike Classics

Air Max Day RestockX Event | StockX If you’re a sneakerhead, you’re probably already aware that March 24 is Air Max Day. But in the spirit of the occasion, did you know that StockX is holding another installment in its RestockX event series? Through Friday at 12 PM EDT, you can place a $1 bid for […]

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