Somali American designers take on refugee stereotypes in Minneapolis fashion pop-up

Fashion designers Mohamed Malim, 25, and Mohamed Hersi, 30, share similar backgrounds as former refugees. It’s an experience they are embracing and elevating as they launch a new fashion collaboration aimed at countering backlash against refugees and highlighting the power and beauty the arts can have in bringing communities together. 

The two designers will hold their first pop-up event between their brands Epimonia and Original Royal Refugee Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at Malim’s design studio in Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. COVID-19 safety precautions are being followed and guests are asked to wear masks. 

The capsule collection includes hoodies, long-sleeve shirts and jackets that integrate fabric from discarded life jackets to call attention to the refugee crisis and promote the use of recycled materials. Hersi also painted several life jackets that will be auctioned off during the event, with proceeds donated to several Minnesota nonprofits

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I’m Not *Not* Freaking Out About This American Girl Collaboration

The iconic doll company has teamed up with Stoney Clover Lane on a line of accessories guaranteed to spark joy for millennials.

<p>Photo: Courtesy of Stoney Clover Lane</p>

Photo: Courtesy of Stoney Clover Lane

Being an adult is pretty cool in a lot of ways, but one way in which it is actually kind of bullshit is that it is no longer acceptable for me to hang out with my American Girl dolls. Like, what’s that about? My boyfriend is allowed to have literally five different video game systems and that is okay with society, but I have to keep Samantha and Felicity in a box in my parents’ house? Ridiculous!

Anyway, until I can make owning actual American Girl dolls at 35 years-old cool again (and I am going to try, by god!), there’s good news for folks like me: American Girl doll inspiration is hot hot hot in the fashion world. Designer Prabal

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What does American fashion mean in 2021?

Written by Nick Remsen, CNN; Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN

Contributors Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and unprecedented political, social and environmental crises, culture in the United States has been swayed by extraordinary forces in recent years.

As a result, the fashion industry — one of the country’s largest creative sectors (apparel and footwear was valued at $1.9 trillion in the US in 2019) and among its most powerful mediums of expression — has been forced to take stock.

The industry has, of course, grappled with Covid-19’s impact on its ability to make, present and sell clothing. But designers and labels are also attuning themselves to less tangible complexities.

During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, for instance, fashion faced uncomfortable questions about its lack of diversity and elitist culture. With silence on social and political issues increasingly viewed as a form of complicity,

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