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Women’s History Month: Entrepreneur Sharon Chuter Is Shaking Up The Beauty Industry | News

Beauty entrepreneur Sharon Chuter isn’t simply shaking up the cosmetics industry; she’s commanding respect from stakeholders of the multi-billion dollar business. As the “Pull Up For Change” campaign creator, the Nigerian-born activist influenced corporations to #putuporshutup and release the number of Black workers employed at their corporate and executive levels.

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“I was eight years old when I realized I was different,” Chuter tells BET. “And I struggled because I saw the world differently.” Thankfully Chuter’s sister encouraged her to embrace that unique perspective. It’s what has gotten her noticed among the multitude of beauty CEOs. In 2021 the Uoma Beauty founder was tapped to release a makeup collection in collaboration with Amazon Prime’s Coming 2 America, a monumental moment for the burgeoning brand.

The Pull Up For Change Impact Fund founder credits her mom,

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MAGIC returns to Las Vegas for 2022 fashion industry show

The fashion industry — from wholesalers to retail buyers — will be flocking to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday for the start of MAGIC Las Vegas, the biannual trade show.

The convention, operated by Informa Markets, runs through Wednesday and features men’s and women’s brands across sectors such as apparel, footwear, accessories, home, gift and beauty. Meanwhile, the adjacent show for manufacturers and suppliers, SOURCING at MAGIC, starts a day earlier, on Sunday.

While organizers declined to share attendance estimates, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has estimated before the pandemic that about 78,000 people visit MAGIC.

Kelly Helfman, president of Informa Markets Fashion, said it’s exciting to be back for a second time in Las Vegas, adding that the first in-person MAGIC Las Vegas show was in August.

“I couldn’t believe the outcome in August,” Helfman said. “I think the industry was so excited to

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Opinion: Considering diversity in a fast fashion industry dominated by western traits

Runway fashion has always been dominated by tall, ultra skinny models with western facial features. Over the years, this has become hyperbolized in the fashion industry as models for big brands like Yves Saint Laurent starve themselves for days on end with the dream of walking the runway in a big show. However, some brands are jumpstarting the transition to more accessible fashion that can be worn by anyone, regardless of demographic.

What’s going on?

Take the label Aimé Leon Dore, a brand founded by Theorode Santis in 2014 in the heart of Queens, New York. Even though he just recently arrived at the scene, and has no formal training, Theodore’s brand has become a beloved staple in the streetwear scene with their basic yet elegant chinos, sweaters, and shoes. For the past 7 years, Santis has created clothes that can be worn by anyone. You don’t have to

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2021 was a year of hope, hardship and heartbreak for the fashion industry

If further proof was needed of the UAE’s growing prominence on the global fashion scene, it was enthusiastically provided by Giorgio Armani when he hosted his One Night Only fashion show at the foot of Burj Khalifa in October. His dazzling parade of womenswear, menswear and couture was promptly followed by Chanel bringing its cruise replica show to Dubai a week later, strengthening the emirate’s bid to become a global fashion capital.

The two shows built on the excitement generated by the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai, and were trailed by parties, launches and high-profile events such as the Global Gift Gala, which made its Abu Dhabi debut in December.

The overall mood was celebratory, something that Armani touched upon in an interview with The National while he was in Dubai. “I believe that Dubai is a really dynamic place, a truly modern city with enormous

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