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Senegalese designer inspired by Michelle Obama

At African Fashion Week London, SARAYAA designer Safietou Seck debuts her latest womenswear collection and reveals how an admiring look from Michelle Obama inspired her to go into fashion. (Aug. 11) read more

Overnight, Michelle Obama made black designer Laura Smalls a name to know

“I think Michelle Obama ... emerging designer Mimi Plange who has also dressed the first lady, collaborates with Manolo Blahnik, and recently was named “Designer of the Year International” during Merc... read more

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage at the DNC wearing a sleeveless dress custom made by New York City-based designer Tracy Reese

CHARLOTTE — New York Fashion Week kicked off a little early when Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic ... The New York City-based African-American designer, who hails originally from Detroi... read more

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Michelle Obama is fashion icon with an affordable, accessible style

Her affinity for sleeveless frocks has caused a buying frenzy and inspired ... for fashion designers and retailers. She steals the scene in pointed-toe flats, colored cardigans, brooches, and fit and ... read more


The new L.A. boho beach fashion line you need to know

Do you remember designer Tracy Feith, the Texas-born, surf-luxe designer who dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, had a short-lived ... during a presentation at New York Fashion Week. Warm's breezy, Ind... read more

5 Takeaways from Prabal Gurung's Keynote at the Teen Vogue Summit

Fashion ... week covers are allocated to the big ones — Ralph Lauren, Donatella, Calvin, Marc, Michael — so for a new designer to have it, that was my breakout moment. My biggest get I would say was t... read more

The First Model With Down Syndrome Just Walked At New York Fashion Week

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, expect to see a new face ... is wearing a black A-line dress inspired by her work on AHS and intended to be worn someday by Michelle Obama—Hammer's runway has also ... read more

Byron Lars Brings His Tantalizing Textures & Pattern Party To Plus-Size Women

Michelle Obama), as well as some of our favorite stars, like Naturi Naughton. And not every designer can say they have a dress that has never gone on sale. Monday evening at New York Fashion Week, Byr... read more

Why ‘Black Panther’ will probably beat ‘The Last Jedi’

“Black Panther” has taken the plunge in just about every subset of culture — music, fashion and even politics — in a way that no other property has since the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” An album of m... read more

Wang in the office, Plein in outer space at NY Fashion Week

A model walks the runway at Alexander Wang during New York Fashion Week at 4 Times Square on February ... a plus-size diversity advocate and red carpet designer who has dressed Hollywood and Michelle ... read more

The rising stars of a $31 billion industry

African fashion has always been known for its daring use of color, from acid oranges to luminous blues. When Michelle Obama ... designer behind Orange Culture, an androgynous Lagos based street wear b... read more

2013 New York Fashion Week: Harlem's Fashion Row creates fabulous platform for designers of color

Standing apart from the official tents of Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, a critical nexus of the mainstream industry where only three African-American designers are ... professional pieces was inspir... read more



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