Day: November 13, 2021

Spencer Costume Designer on Princess Diana’s Fashion

Would you dare to reinvent a fashion icon’s wardrobe? Spencer costume designer Jacqueline Durran was tasked with representing Princess Diana’s style in the new film starring Kristen Stewart, but not recreating anything precisely (a la The Crown). For a celebrity whose looks are so legendary they require little description—the wedding gown, the revenge dress, the black sheep sweater—obscuring her outfits so that they are a dreamlike version of themselves is no small feat, even for a costume designer who has two Oscars under her belt.

“Before our first meeting, I went through hundreds and hundreds of photos of Diana’s outfits from 1988 to 1992, when the film takes place. The hype is not overblown by the way, she really was chic. I began to identify what she gravitated to the most, like bright colors, contrasting lapels, and asymmetry. Then I began to rebuild based on those motifs,”

Read More

Chainsaw Man’s Infamous Massacre Is Worse Than Berserk’s Bloody Eclipse

Berserk’s nightmarish Eclipse might be absolutely brutal but it’s not as half as nihilistic as the worst massacre from the manga Chainsaw Man.

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Chainsaw Man chapter 91!

The blood-soaked Eclipse from Berserk shocked fans across the world for a number of understandable reasons, and while Chainsaw Man‘s hellish equivalent might not have lasted for nearly as long, the utter nihilistic nature of the massacre puts the slaughter on a whole other level.

The profound effect of Berserk‘s Eclipse derives, in part, from the number of beloved characters who die and the scope by which the world’s landscape changed, all of which is further exacerbated by the fact that it’s an act of betrayal. A mercenary leader named Griffith literally sacrifices his lifelong friends and comrades by permitting monstrous demons to feast on their flesh so that he may transform into a demon to help

Read More

72 Black-Owned Businesses, Fashion Labels, and Clothing Stores to Support in 2021

With the holidays right around the corner—and an endless number of gifts to buy for everyone on your list—it’s a great time to think critically about your spending choices. And if you’re looking specifically to put your hard-earned dollars toward supporting Black-owned businesses, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find a (by no means complete) list of Black-owned fashion labels and clothing stores worth backing right now and always. Whether you’re looking for a fit-worthy sweatsuit or a masterfully-crafted business suit, start here the next time you’re stocking up.


Former Virgil Abloh protégé Samuel Ross is a master of techy outerwear, slouchy tailoring, and elevated sweats.

Adrien Sauvage’s dandyish tailoring takes cues from both his native London and his adopted hometown of Los Angeles.

Philadelphia’s Saeed Ferguson prints his simple and substantive graphics on highly coveted tees, sweats, and totes.

The standout menswear model’s eponymous line produces classic,

Read More

Bread Beauty Supply CEO Maeva Heim is Redefining “Lazy Girl Hair” for Black Women

For Black women who grew up in and continue to navigate predominantly white spaces, much of the discrimination we have faced has been tied to stereotypical and often historical ideas about Black hair and bodies. This has in many ways shaped how Black women present themselves to the world and the relationships they have with their hair.

For decades, Black women have relied on chemical relaxers and heat-intensive styling practices that are not only expensive and labor-intensive but can also have severe long-term effects on their health and well-being. The boom of natural hair content on social media in the early 2010s created a cultural reset that has redefined beauty by focusing on Black women’s evolving relationship with their hair. What has come out of this has been a great emergence of creators, educators, and entrepreneurs who have established industry-disrupting brands that are rooted in putting Black women’s hair-care needs

Read More