Gender expectations are a thing of the past, especially when your name is Jaden Smith. His gender presentation has made the official entrance into fashion as he has been crowned as the new face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear campaign.
Lupita Nyong’o continues to establish herself as a style icon at the frontier of fashion here on earth and, more recently, galaxies far, far away.
If you pick up the latest cover of Elle magazine, you’ll see a familiar face. Music entertainer Pharrell Williams gave his omnipresent Vivienne Westwood mountie hat a rest for the shoot, but what he selected has people crying foul.
Williams wore a Native American feather headdress for the oug Inglish photographed shoot.
NFL football star Colin Kaapernick is one of the few professional athlete that does not don a three piece suit during post-game press conferences. Instead, he rocks casual wear designed by 13-year-old Jeremiah Jones.
While you’re average 11-year-old is probably playing with the latest gadget or video game, two young talented children of color are continuing to make their mark on the fashion scene.
In one of its latest articles, the Huffington Post highlighted several young tweens and teens who are embracing cloth and creativity. Among them are Moziah Bridges, 11, and Melissa Jade Aiello, 12.
Givenchy’s new Spring-Summer 2014 brand ambassador is none other than Erykah Badu. The fashion line’s creative director Riccardo Tisci chose Badu for her charisma.
Supermodel Iman says there should be a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models.
Black models make up a very small percentage of models used on the runway and in print.
Iman says labels must begin to take diversity seriously, and that a boycott might be necessary to force their hands.
I have watched the Don Lemon CNN “No Talking Points,” segment over and over again. I was looking for some truth in his five suggestions to young black men. Don Lemon said, we should pull up our pants, stop using the n-word, stop littering, finish school, and not have children out of wedlock.
I have by Don Lemon’s estimation done all the right things. I am a 24 year old black man. I don’t sag my pants. I went to Georgetown from the Cabrini-Green Housing projects and then on to get a Masters degree, and recently just finished teaching for two years in an under resourced community in Brooklyn. I don’t litter, and I don’t have any children. But I do feel alienated by Don Lemon’s comments. I feel alienated by his comments because they translate into a form of media violence, that Black men know all too well.
It’s not the BET Awards if something horrible didn’t pop off, right?
Well, blogger B. Scott, who hosted the BET Awards red carpet last night, confirmed that the network forced him to change his shoes:
[A]ccording to Scott, BET refused to allow him to wear heels on camera. Scott, who was initially excited for his first BET Awards hosting gig, was noticeably down when he appeared on camera for the pre-show. Afterwards, Scott took to Twitter to reveal that his sullen attitude was caused by BET forcing him to change his outfit.
Pakistani designer Aamna Aqeel’s latest fashion spread is facing fierce criticism for depicting a dark-skinned slave boy catering to the needs of a well-dressed white woman.
Aqeel says the spread is meant to shed light on the issue of child labor.
But many are calling her argument facetious, and the spread itself insanely offensive; not just for the images themselves, but its use of slavery to market a product.