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The TL is full of AKAs showing out and supporters rocking VP Harris’ go-to fashions

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images


Bobby pins, green rollers, and Hot Wheels — what do YOU keep in your purple velvet bag?

Illustration: Olivia Fields


Back to the Future

How the iconic Baby Phat cat walked right off the runway and into the closets of millions of Black women and girls

Pink Baby Phat logo with images of Lil Kim modeling for the fashion show with a pink flip phone on Windows 95 desktop.
Pink Baby Phat logo with images of Lil Kim modeling for the fashion show with a pink flip phone on Windows 95 desktop.
Photo illustration; Image sources: KMazur/Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images


This Kentucky fashion designer from Honduras wants us to be more sustainable

A photo of models walking in Jason Wu’s show during NY Fashion Week in September 2020.
A photo of models walking in Jason Wu’s show during NY Fashion Week in September 2020.
A model walks the runway for Jason Wu Sping/Summer 2021 fashion show at Spring Studios Terrace during New York fashion week on September 13, 2020. Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images


From infants to elders, congregants make the pews their runway

Churchgoers outside of Pilgrim Baptist Church on Easter Sunday, South Side of Chicago, Illinois, 1940. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images


Habesha kemis is a part of my culture, but my identity should reflect all of my diasporic self

Illustration: Nirit Takele


The National Association of Black Fashion and Accessories Designers was the first of its kind to combat nepotism among White gatekeepers

Women and Mary Mcleod Bethune (co-founder of the New York chapter of NAFAD). Photo: Afro Newspaper/Gado/Getty

There is a decades-long system where talent of color, mainly Black fashion talent, is left with no entryway into an already exclusive industry.


In my time at Teen Vogue, not everyone was keen to celebrate my triumphs with me

Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty

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