BET Awards Celebrate Black Designers and Stir Calls for Fashion Industry Change

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There wasn’t an actual red carpet, but Sunday’s virtual BET Awards was an impressive showcase of Black style nonetheless, starting with host Amanda Seales, representing all Black-designed clothing, jewelry, hair-care and makeup brands, including a custom gown by Los Angeles-based rising fashion star Claude Kameni.

“We wanted to tell a story of Black creativity, pay homage to iconic moments of Black style, and amplify the work of these Black fashion innovators,” said Seales.

“The BETs are our Oscars, our Grammys, our everything, where we are able to show ourselves and have fun and show off,” said her stylist Bryon Javar of the 13 looks, using pieces from Pyer Moss, Romeo Hunte, Sergio Hudson, Sister Love, Brother Vellies, Grayscale, Bishme Cromartie, Dapper Dan-Gucci and more, and paying homage to iconic moments in Black style history, from Hilary Banks’ Nineties power wardrobe in

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Feel Good While Splurging on These Designer Heels From Amazon’s Fashion Fund

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Who knew that shopping and splurging on designer items could actually be considered a charitable activity? If you haven’t heard, Amazon launched a shop with Vogue known as Common Threads. This section of the site is a curated collection of some of the best designer brands, and it’s all for a good cause!

When you buy any of the items up for grabs in this online storefront, your money will go towards supporting independent designers trying to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many industries have been hit hard financially due to the crisis — fashion being one them. So while you might be shelling out the big bucks for a designer item, you can feel good knowing that you’re helping others in need of support. Our latest pick from Common

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Nordstrom's Contemporary Sale is on now until June 28. Image via Nordstrom.
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The arrival of summer usually comes with the start of many backyard barbecues and family get-togethers, and although this year things may look a little different, you can still enjoy everything the season has to offer. 

Summer is also a great time to shop, since most retailers begin their end of season sales in an effort to clear out spring and summer merchandise. If you’ve been on the hunt for some stylish wardrobe updates, you can find major savings at some of the biggest

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As Boohoo booms, how did the UK become so obsessed with fast fashion?

A Boohoo advertising campaign image
A Boohoo advertising campaign image

The UK has a new king of fast fashion; Mahmud Kamani, the founder of the billion pound Manchester-based Boohoo empire. Kamani also owns Pretty Little Thing and MissPap, and has hoovered up the dust of administration-bound high street stalwarts Warehouse, Coast, Karen Millen and Oasis in the last month alone.

Kamani’s specialty; fashion so fast it barely registers with much of the UK population. Unless you were in the target demographic of 16 to 24 year-old women, or had a daughter or son who shopped there, you may not even have noticed the Boohoo boom, for it has no physical presence on the bricks and mortar high street. 

Steadily, since it was founded in 2006, Boohoo has become a force to be reckoned with in the UK fashion market. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, it is really flexing its muscles – profits have

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