Homerun with Umit Benan


Racism in the fashion world has always been a taboo. Last year, supermodels, Naomi Campbell and Iman, put the industry on front street with the deprived positions obtained to black people in the fashion world (i.e. designers, models, buyers, editors, etc). Indeed, we are one of the top consumers in every industry! Now in 2014, fashion designer, Umit Benan, created a nostalgic collection inspired by Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. Although blacks have always been the unsung hero on style, swag, and taste-making, Benan recapture those classical moments one would see at their grandparents photo album to the runways with his all black modeling cast. A solid nod to the rich and grounded colors hue in varsity jackets, wide lapel sportcoats while the relaxed silhouettes provided easy suiting. Besides avant-garde Maison Martin Margiela and Rick Owens, there has not been many who are seeking to embrace more ethnic beauty (i.e. black, asian, arabic, hispanic, etc.) to capture a universal audience!

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Black History Tribute: Beverly Johnson for Vogue 1974

After the civil rights movement, there are a sense of liberation rising from the source. One of those liberating moments was from supermodel Beverly Johnson being the first black woman to face the cover of  Vogue in 1974. Vogue Magazine is perhaps the top fashion magazine, ever. Talk about a historical change!

Keds X Opening Ceremony

Sneaker Company Keds has recently collaborated with the trendsetting clothing line Opening Ceremony for the launch of Ked’s upcoming clothing line. The collection will emphasize the iconic looks of Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. The inspiration of those icons means you better not mess! I am very skeptical, but if it market very well, then it can be a decent success.