A simple post by @upnextdesigner’s Albert Ayal can change a young designer’s career. But Ayal is as much a connector as a curator.
In the second session of BoF’s annual gathering, Balenciaga CEO Cedric Charbit, Ellen MacArthur, Tommy Hilfiger and others addressed virtual fashion, circularity and forging authentic collaborations. Elle announced it would stop publishing images of animal fur.
For years, magazines disproportionately relied on white mega-celebrities to sell the most important issue of the year to advertisers. Now, they're responding to readers who want more diversity by featuring women of colour and independent brands. Will the shift pay off?
Major European luxury brands are placing bets on a September fashion month that is sure to be unlike any other, if it actually happens.
Large conglomerates have come under fire for showing support for the racial justice movement while manufacturing and distributing skin-whitening lotions. Some are taking action, but critics question whether it’s enough.
A group co-founded by Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles will partner with companies to advance Black professionals and release a yearly index score measuring diversity.
Co-founded by Law Roach, Jason Rembert, and Lacy Redway, The Black Fashion & Beauty Collective will serve as a kind of “black glam union” for behind-the-scenes creatives.
Zendaya and stylist Law Roach turned the runway into a celebration of black beauty in fashion with a glamorous, dressy collection that took inspiration from Zendaya's memories, both lived and imagined.
Blockbuster films with diverse casts, including Black Panther and Girls Trip, are creating new opportunities for stylists of colour as well. But behind the scenes, hidden barriers stand between black stylists and the A-list.
Movie studios are slashing marketing budgets as the supply of celebrity stylists grows, spelling longer hours at lower pay.
" Zendaya and Law Roach first crossed paths when the former was a 14-year-old Disney star."
As the Time's Up movement upends the culture of celebrity dressing, BoF reveals The Hollywood Reporter's latest ranking.