Behind the Seams: Are Black Designers All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go?

With the recent runaway (and runway) success of black designers like Virgil Abloh, Olivier Rousteing, LaQuan Smith, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss—or even Kanye West’s Yeezy—it might be easy to assume we’re experiencing a “post-racial” fashion moment. But as Julee Wilson, fashion and beauty director of Essence…

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Issa Rae: How the CFDA Awards Host Rocked a Flawless Red-Carpet Face

Call us obsessed, but we can never seem to get enough of Issa Rae’s seemingly endless array of stunning red-carpet looks. The star’s hosting gig at Monday night’s CFDA Awards provided yet another opportunity for us to gawk at her flawlessly executed face and fashion sense, which is now almost in another stratosphere…

No 2018 CFDA Award Wins for Black Designers (but We Still Slayed the ‘Oscars of Fashion’)

We love fashion, but like most great love affairs, it occasionally disappoints. Monday night at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards was one such occasion, when, despite an unusually high number of nominations for black designers—four designers in three of the four categories—none were awarded what is widely considered to be…