On a cold winter day in November, people flocked to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to witness something spectacular and special, the Hanifa’s Inaugural Fashion Show called Dream. The brand Hanifa is created by Anifa Mvuemba, a fashion designer based in Maryland. During the 2020 lockdown, she became well known throughout the fashion industry with a 3D digital fashion show called the Pink Label Capsule that gained worldwide recognition.
Vivienne Westwood was known as a style icon, specifically having heavily influenced punk fashion in the ‘70s. She was adored by the youths of the time, those who wanted to rebel against the prim and proper “squareness” associated with rule followers and government supporters and find styles that opposed the wide lapels and flared denim they so ferociously despised.
Photography Lo Garcia @lo_garciaphoto | Stylist Patricia Franco @mystylevault | Model Caroline Oladipo @carola521 | Makeup Xena @skindeepby_xena | Hair Eli @she_cut_me | Assist: Jorel @wbeofficial http://www.logarciaphotography.com/
“People of all ages have turned to the past, using eccentric pieces to portray their individual style. As a result, what was considered antiquated now feels refreshing.” Photog | Aaron Ni’jai Model | Natalia Castellar Creative director | Allison Oberlin Creative Director | Britnie Dates Stylist | Jada Northington Makeup | K.Will Hair | Q. Brooking […]
By Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist One day a mother recognized prodigal talent in her young son. Through encouragement from his family, peers and school faculty, the young man grew his confidence and technical abilities. He would eventually become one of the greatest denim designers in the world, highly respected by his colleagues and others within […]
Everyone loves a little pampering. At times we need to get away from the hectic world and go to a beautiful place were we can relax and indulge. When no one else spoils us we know the best way to spoil ourselves, and the perfect place to help you do this is Quirk Hotel. […]
Trends come and go; the ones that stick around become a lifestyle. It’s time to give your workout clothes life beyond the gym because athletic wear as lounge-wear is here to stay. Photographer: Reuban Chapman \\ Model: Sami Webster \\ Makeup D’Andra Blake \\ Hair : Aaron Ni’jai \\Creative Direction: Britnie Dates + Aaron Ni’jai \\ Styling: Britnie Dates, […]
Cierra Artis, Creative Director On Thursday, October 22, Raf Simons announced his departure from Christian Dior. The Belgian newcomer was appointed as Creative Director of the prestigious fashion house in early 2012– eight weeks before that years’ Autumn/Winter couture show, and over a year after Dior’s last creative director, John Galliano, was dismissed from his […]
Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist On Tuesday September 29, 2015, Ralph Lauren stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Inc. However, he still remains with the company as Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Director of the brand. “This is important to say: There is no toe in the water…I won’t be […]
By Allison Oberlin Fashion blogging has become a popular career path for photographers, entrepreneurs and writers looking to find their voice within the fashion industry. Today, personal style is emphasized more than trendiness, which is another reason why blogging has come to the forefront. The most popular blog today is called Man Repeller, a quirky […]
Cierra Artis, Creative Director New York Fashion Week is here once again to give us a peek of what cool, classic, and controversial trends are coming our way in the Spring of 2016. Many of us are watching the runways intently, gawking at designs from our familiar favorites such as Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger and […]
Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist On May 4th the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled its latest costume exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass”. The event highlighted the influence of Chinese culture in fashion. At the Met Gala opening of the event, the most memorable gown from the red carpet was worn by the daring Rihanna, a […]