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Real faux furs are warm, too!

When it comes to fashion and fur, N’ONAT is making faux fur a desirable, yet stylish coat choice.

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Romantic spring styles for day or evening

For spring/summer 2020, there were many NYFW designers who showed soft, romantic styles. The looks were long, often baring shoulders, with layers, ruffles and flounces. Cyber colors, soft pastels and prints were prevalent

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More designers of color hit NYFW for SS’20

From Africa, Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction.

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L.A.’s luxurious lace looks

At Los Angeles Fashion Week, designer Angel Sanchez stood out with a sophisticated, vampire-inspired collection.

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Charming, special occasion looks for SS’20

Every look created by emerging designer Christopher John Rogers that appeared on the runway received applause.

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Meals clothing: classic styles with taste

Are you hungry for fashion? For their first presentation, Ritual Project Los Angeles put on quite a delicious show at Various Small Fires Gallery in West Hollywood, CA.

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Sophisticated silhouettes sum up spring/summer ’20

It was a September to remember in fashion. Having the shows in the outer boroughs brought out the best presentations from all of the designers.

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Flying Solo in Paris

Flying Solo’s Paris Fashion Week show featured fashion collections of over 40 designers in an incredible presentation at Salon Marceau, just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe last Saturday.

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Color vibrations for S/S 2020

Let’s face it, young people are designing for the future and are feeling empowered to create change.

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Cool, casually chic cuts for SS ’20

Designer Hanh Merriman’s namesake spring/summer ’20 collection was inspired by the desert mountains in Utah.

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Paris SS ’20 fashion report

Oxford Fashion Studio recently premiered 16 diverse designers’ collections during SS ’20 Paris Fashion Week at the International Le Grand Hotel.

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Rock and roll instruments ‘Play It Loud’ at the Met until Oct. 1

“Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll,” now on view at the Metroplitan Museum of Art, brings back such sweet memories.

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Spring/Summer Fashion Week reviews

What a fabulous affair! ESSENCE Fashion House made its New York Fashion Week (NYFW) debut and premiered the ESSENCE Best in Black Fashion Awards on Sept. 4 at 523 West 37th St., NYC.

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Understated styles for spring/summer 2020

For Noon by Noor’s spring 2020 NYFW collection, designers were inspired by the l Bahraini pearl and its surroundings.

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Global Fashion Collective’s elegant looks for SS ’20

Whimsical color palettes, artistic fabric manipulations and ethereal elegance led the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. They featured three young designers including Glaze Kohl, Xunero and Jessica Chang Studio. Their colors, prints and fabrics were soft, pretty and elegant.

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Four emerging Chinese designers opened NYFW

It’s New York Fashion Week and fashion designers are on the hoof! Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2019, ICY presented four emerging Chinese designers with outstanding spring/summer 2020 women’s and men’s fashion collections at NYFW.

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Made in Africa Designers Hit NYFW

Made In Africa S/S 2020 will hit the NYFW runways at Pier 50 Studios on Sept. 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. For the company’s first time showing in NYC, they will introduce runway presentations from two contemporary African designers Maxhosa Africa and Eliana Murargy.

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Fall ’19 accessories make fashion statements

After a successful launch of the Luxury Women’s Ready to Wear Collection during Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019, Dara Senders launched her new Fall/Winter ’19 accessories collection with a three-day presentation.

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Hair care news for your hair, wigs or weaves

Whether you are wearing a weave, a wig, or your own hair, your hair is your crown and glory.

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Glemaud’s back-to-school knits for fall

Fashion feels almost like the ’70s when there are so many Black designers on the scene.

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Cool fashion & art news updates

At Alice + Olivia, summer ’19, cool summer looks are about colorful mix-ups in bold prints and patterns. Make the most of leg-lengthening looks like shorter skirts, jumpsuits, longer pants and shorts. Cropped tees are tops.

Studio 189: Sustainable Styles for fall

At NYFW, Studio 189’s first fall collection stunned the audience with modern yet functional designs and entertainment. Founded by actress Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 is an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise. Presented at Spring Studios, this collection leveled the season with a display of beautiful prints and well-tailored clothes for men, women and children in sustainable fabrics.

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Summer ’20 shoe news in sizes up to 14!

New shoes are always the best, especially when they are comfortable and fashionable.

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Best NYFW Fall/Winter ’19 looks

For fall/winter ’19, New York Fashion Week featured the best designers and strong collections from top labels like Coach, Anna Sui, Helmut Lang, Telfar, Gypsy Scout, LaQuann Smith, Tomo Koizumi and Sies Marjan.

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Prints are Charming for Fashions and Home

In Pantoneview’s 2020 color trend report, there’s a new direction introducing both a novel and nostalgic approach to design.

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Sizzling swimwear hits Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week was a splash! The Buy-Now-See-Now 2019 collection of Natasha and Devin stayed true to their signature in styles and cuts.

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Remembering Arthur McGhee and his elegant designs

I met Arthur McGhee, a distinguished African-American designer, during the late 1970s.

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Fall designs for peace & style

For this season’s Fashion for Peace designs, all eyes are on India and New York.

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Australia’s next generation designers

The St. George NextGen Program supports and mentors emerging designers.

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Backstage hair care tips & styles!

For fall/winter ’19, hair finishes varied from slick/sleek, frizzed, polished, braids, natural textures, colors, and all lengths and cuts. Overall, hair on the NYFW runways was glorious!

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Global Fashion Collective Fall ’19 recap

Expressive colors, artistic fabric manipulations and whimsical playfulness led the way for the first show from Global Collective. Their designers are young, new and talented.

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Power dressing for Fall ’19

Burnett New York presented a powerful, yet passionate Fall ’19 ready-to-wear collection at NYFW. Their inspiration stemmed from 1980s film heroines such as Sigourney Weaver in “Half Moon Street” and Michelle Pfeiffer in “Scarface.”

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BlackBook gallery presents ‘Movement’ in Dumbo, Brooklyn

Los Angeles artist ThankYouX (aka Ryan Wilson) will debut his solo exhibition at the BlackBook Presents gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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Elton John’s designer collaborates with Swarovski

To celebrate the musical “Rocketman,” Savile Row tailor Richard James and Swarovski have co-curated in-store displays in New York and London with original outfits from Elton John’s legendary career.

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‘Strong Is the New Pretty’

For today’s teens and tweens, “Strong Is the New Pretty” by Kate T. Parker (2017, hard cover), is part of the new attitude.

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Style notes for summer and fall

When the seasons are clashing and it’s hot one day and cold the next, you need a variety of clothes in your closet.

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ESSENCE Beauty Carnival Hits with Tips

The ESSENCE Beauty Carnival packed Pier 36 last Saturday and Sunday with thousands of beautiful Black women of all ages who were eager to be seen, get advice, meet the stars and purchase products. The extravaganza was a first for New York City. Sponsored by Aveeno, ESSENCE delivered an immersive experience for all!

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The worldly glamor of fashion

Fashion legends Badgley Mischka will headline the Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2020, and set sail on the Queen Mary 2. Fashion on the high seas with fashion icons Mark Badgley and James Mischka headlining the fifth annual Transatlantic Week will be spectacular.

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Global Fall ’19 runway recap

From the global fashion collective, there were eight designers that put their best fashions forward for fall/winter 2019 at Pier 59 in New York City.

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Hottest NYFW trends for Fall ’19

From this week’s NYFW’s Fall ’19 previews, here are some of the hottest trends from 23 designers showing their collections.

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Affair’s fall styles are Glamorous

For Fall ’19, Affair’s designer Rufat Ismayel brought glamour and lots of sparkle to Spring Studios for the Final Day of New York Fashion Week 2019. One of Hollywood’s newest go-to-labels, it is fitting for Affair’s collection to close the NYFW shows at Spring Studios. Designed by Azerbaijani designer Rafat Ismayel, the looks were sultry, empowering and feminine.

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Latest spring trends…

The newest trends for spring focus on 1980s looks. Say goodbye to slip dresses, minimalism and hello to the material girl.

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Milan’s Fashion Week: Patterns and prints

Marni’s designs clearly define artsy looks. The clothes have an old-fashioned flare with today’s street-style edge.

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Elegant Systems interchangeable jewelry

While walking around the city of Nassau, Bahamas on the Island of New Providence, you notice many women sporting Systems necklaces.

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New perspective on men’s styling

It’s been interesting to watch how men have become much more relaxed about putting themselves together.

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Emerging designers

In Paris, New Now offers extra visibility to emerging young designers.

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Miami’s spring/summer and resort styles

At Miami Fashion Week, there were several collections that were noteworthy.

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Holiday shopping ideas in Harlem and The Brooklyn Museum

Christmas is right around the corner, and it’s helpful to know about some places to shop on the way home! At SoHarlem, located at 1361 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 340, the spotlight is on milliner Amanda John.

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theCURVYcon chic

“Don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want,” stated CeCe Olisa, co-founder of theCURVYcon along with Chastity Garner Valentine.

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Top fashion looks for now

Stella McCartney focuses on designing clothes for women who like clean lines.

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