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Ladybrille® Fashion News: What in the World is Black Fashion?, Zelda Kaplan Dies at New York Fashion Week, Nigerian Billionaire Takes on Cause of ‘Mistreated Widows’

Zelda Kaplan, a Fixture of New York’s Fashion Scene, Dies at 95
New York Times
And only Wednesday she took her customary front-row seat at the fashion show of her friend, thedesigner Joanna Mastroianni, at Lincoln Center, part of New York Fashion Week. As the show was under way, she collapsed and was carried from the room by 

What in the World is Black Fashion?
Huffington Post (blog)
If you live in New York and you’re African American, chances are you’ve heard the term BlackFashion in some circle. It has mostly been used to describe African-American fashion designers. If you lined up the work of Tracy Reese, Stephen Burrows, 

Lack of black designers at New York’s Fashion Week draws experts’ speculation
The Grio
(Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) Fashion week may be full of glitz and glamour, but it is severely lacking in color when it comes to African-Americandesigners showcasing their work. Out of the 127 designers 

Nigerian billionaire takes on cause of ‘mistreated widows’
CNN
The former banking executive-turned-fashion designer-turned oil magnate is one of the west Africancountry’s most accomplished businesswoman, boasting a long and successful career in several fields. In recent years, the 61-year-old has been dedicating 

Francisca – Designer Who Thinks Beyond Fashion
AllAfrica.com
By Mariam Said, 16 February 2012 Francisca Francis Shirima is an upcoming Tanzanian fashiondesigner with a penchant for African touch in her works. Woman Magazine reporter, MARIAM SAID, had an opportunity to interview her recently in Dar es Salaam.

Freedom in fashion startups for up and comers
Shreveport Times
(AP Photo/Andrew Burton) / AP AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The big names at New York Fashion Week who are watched for trends include Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. But now, Jacobs and Proenza designers Jack McCollugh and Lazaro Hernandez have 

New York Fashion Week falls for the sub-continental look
The National
Falguni & Shane Peacock are just the latest in a long line of designers born outside the US who have found not only success but a warm welcome from the New Yorkfashion community. From the Dominican-American Oscar de la Renta to the Indian-American 

Q&A: Vicki Reed, Edun
Marketing Week
The concept was to develop a fashion brand that would manufacture in Africa and motivate like-minded companies and individuals to do the same. They began working with designer Rogan Gregory, who designed a casual jeanswear line for Edun, 

Solange Knowles: A style star is born
Chicago Tribune
Fashion cred Knowles has been the musical act and DJ du jour at a host of exclusivedesigner events, appeared in ads for Rimmel cosmetics, signed a contract with Next models this year, walked in Alberta Ferretti’s demi-couture show in Milan, Italy, 

Noir La Modé™ Marks Black History Month & the End of NYFW with a Fashion 
PR.com (press release)
Tv, Monster, Style Blazer, African American Museum and LI Pulse Magazine. Noir La Modé gives future designers an educational ride, learning the importance of what different cultures have added to the fashion industry, understand the importance of 

 

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