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Meet The 4 Black Designers Previewing New Collections On The ESSENCE Fashion House Runway

The return of ESSENCE Fashion House is just days away and we’ve got so much in store as we prepare to bring you a glorious celebration of all things Black fashion like no other.

In addition to thought-provoking conversations and a showroom full of apparel and accessories from Black-owned brands to shop, four talented Black designers will be on hand to preview their latest collections on the runway. Keep scrolling to get familiar with Eclecticist designer Dani O, Arc of Andre designer Andre Moses, LAVNTG designer Megan Carter and Graycale Designer B.J. Gray.

Eclecticist designer Dani O is making quite the name for herself as a fearlessly talented creative with a knack for fun, flirty, flowy designs that effortlessly combine bold prints with signature fabrics that result in looks perfect for the chic fashionista who loves a little flair. We can’t wait to see what she sends down

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Meet The Fashion-Obsessed Instagram Accounts Influencing TV

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 09: Sarah Jessica Parker seen on the set of “And Just Like That…” the follow up series to “Sex and the City” in Central Park on August 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 09: Sarah Jessica Parker seen on the set of “And Just Like That…” the follow up series to “Sex and the City” in Central Park on August 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

A “scandal” broke out in July, when Just Like That Closet, a fashion ID Instagram account dedicated to the Sex and the City revival And Just Like That, posted a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker channeling Carrie, costumed in what was initially identified as a Forever21 dress (photo left). Heated discourse immediately played out in the comments section, and a series of ensuing headlines fanned out across the internet, in which inquiring minds speculated over Carrie’s finances and critiqued the show’s stance on fast fashion and sustainability.

The plot thickened after the dress was identified by commenters as Raga, a South Asian family-owned

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Meet the 2021 CFDA/’Vogue’ Fashion Fund Finalists

The Fund returns in a new format that awards grants and personal mentorship to all 10 designers.

Looks from the LaQuan Smith Fall 2020 collection.

Looks from the LaQuan Smith Fall 2020 collection.

Almost two decades ago, after Sept. 11 — which suspended New York Fashion Week and left several young designers without a show or hope for a future — Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) teamed up and created a joint Fashion Fund, through which emerging design talent could compete to win a monetary prize and mentorship.

Over the years, brands including Brother Vellies, Tanya Taylor, Bode, Pyer Moss, Jonathan Cohen, Chromat, Glemaud, Veronica Beard, Telfar, Sandy Liang and Christopher John Rogers have participated in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Then in 2020, the industry faced another business-halting hurdle: the Covid-19 pandemic. The Fund’s immediate response was to press pause on the annual competition and instead launch a fundraising initiative called “A

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Meet the Visionaries of Beauty

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style.

The category is: Beauty. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the influence of Black aesthetics upon the beauty industry is unquestionable. Also indisputable is the impact of this year’s TGU 50 Beauty honorees, ten incredible artists, entrepreneurs, advocates and activists (or all of the above) who have changed the face of beauty—literally.

Whether diversifying the shelves of major retailers, disrupting the beauty industry or beautifying some of the world’s most famous faces, this year’s honorees are ensuring that Black beauty—and Black beauty creatives—get the recognition and respect they deserve…and we’re proud to be in the chorus singing their praises.


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Photo: Stefanie Keenan for L’Oréal Paris (Getty Images)

Autumn Moultrie

Whether you know it or not, Los Angeles-based makeup artist Autumn

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