Monday, July 13, 2020

Nia Hunt, Fashion Contributor

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FASHIONABLE COLORISM

COLORISM AS AN EMBLEMATIC ISSUE THAT PLAGUES THE INDUSTRY A resurfaced clip from the long-running reality television show America’s Next Top Model has caused an earthshaking commotion on Twitter, causing many to reevaluate show host Tyra Banks’s treatment of black models. The clip depicted Banks forcing model Danielle Evans to...

THE WORLD-SAVING SUSTAINABILITY OF INDIGENOUS FASHION

SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH INDIGENOUS CLOTHES-MAKING AND INDIGENOUS ARTIST'S CRAFT In recent years, the impending threat of climate change has only grown more urgent, with even the U.N. warning of a global environmental crisis in 2040 as a consequence of the present refusal to decrease emissions. Meanwhile, the rising...

LUXE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: FASHION DESIGNER GRACE JOHNSON

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW Grace Johnson is the founder of Afro-Indie Adornments, a boutique that specializes in African and West Indies-inspired accessories. In just a few years, Ms. Johnson has built a unique, thriving business, and now she is a winner of the Luxe Kurves’ Fashionpreneur Shark Tank contest. She has graced...

SPRING TO SUMMER DRESSES

SPRING FASHION TRANSITION  The seamless transition from spring to summer is reflected in the subtle differences between the seasonal fashions, making the change in daily outfits occur more organically. Dresses are the most versatile articles of clothing during this seasonal shift, and their adaptability comes from their design as well...

SPRING 2020 HAIRSTYLE TRENDS

  WE LOVE OUR HAIR TRENDS The ever-growing prominence of black hairstyles is reflected in the hair trends of spring 2020, with designers and black celebrities alike showcasing the inherent elegance and diversity of black hair. Even the hairstyle trends that are not specific to black hair will only further enhance...

SPRING FASHIONS: WHAT’S TRENDING

SPRING UP YOUR FASHIONS With the dawning of a new decade, many began speculating on the kinds of fashions and aesthetics that would dominate the 2020s. Naturally, the most common guess was that the look and feel of the 1920s would be recreated a century later. In reality, however, 2020’s...