Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Nia Hunt, Fashion Contributor

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MEXICAN INDIGENOUS COUTURE

BRINGING TRADITION TO THE FUTURE New York Fashion Week 2020 marked the dawning of an undeniable Mexican indigenous presence in high fashion. A designer named Alberto López Gómez made his debut at the “American Indian Fashion Through the Feathers 2020” show.  López is the innovator behind the brand K’uxul Pok, a...

JARI JONES’ REVOLUTIONARY BEAUTY

Jari Jones’s success as Calvin Klein’s newest model is the perfect intersection of marginalized identities finally being recognized for their true beauty. Jones, a Black, plus-sized trans woman, is being proudly displayed on a major fashion label’s billboard for the mainstream public to behold. From this momentous achievement arose...

THE AFROCENTRIC ARTISTRY OF ‘BLACK IS KING’

A FASHION REVIEW  Beyoncé’s Black is King is a visually stunning masterpiece that venerates various African cultures in all their distinct majesties. This glorious celebration of black innovation and triumph was an impeccable synthesis of Beyoncé’s legendary vocal prowess and lavish costume designs, the latter eliciting discussions about the garments’...

FASHION IN EARLY 2000s MUSIC VIDEOS

A TIMELINE OF LEGACY AND INFLUENCE The early 2000s were a glorious celebration of Hip Hop and R&B, the airways dominated by crunk and masterfully-crafted R&B albums. The effects of such an influential epoch of music can still be felt in modern music videos, particularly in the wardrobe. A...

MEN’S FASHION IN MUSIC VIDEOS

TRENDS OVER THE YEARS Men’s fashion in music videos is often overlooked in comparison to that of female artists. There is a variety of iconic looks across multiple genres and male musicians have flaunted fashions that ranged from creative and experimental to reflective of their era while somehow being timelessly...

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...