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Neo.Fashion.: The Vanguard of Fashion Emerges from Germany

When it comes to composition, storytelling, or pure emotional grit, designer graduates are unhinged in their creativity.  A “Look at EDGE” presents Neo.Fashion.’s showcase of emerging talent from Germany university graduates.  They dream (and execute) the improbable, the impossible, feeding our desires of want, although more clothes we don’t need, the visual consumption of the […]

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Museum Crawl: Must See Fashion Exhibits

When we start to see how fashion serves a purpose in our culture and history, we begin to dismiss the frivolous segment of it and assimilate a more responsible and protective conduct.  Fashion needs to be seen and not just a 20-minute catwalk or shopping spree.  Museums are a cure for cultural curiosity. The old […]

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Green: Editor’s Prediction for the Future of Fashion

Exactly a year ago, within the first few months of the pandemic, I wrote a profound and comprehensive piece on what effect the COVID-19 virus would have on the fashion industry, Correction, Contraction, and Cessation. COVID-19 Calls to Action a Sustainable Fashion System.  Here is what I had to say at that time and it still […]

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These people give a shit about how things are made, and why they are made; and if things are going to be made, they need to be meaningful and beautiful.

Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador, Barney’s New York; Selby, Todd, Fashionable Selby

A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | Battle of Versailles: ‘This Was the Real America, An America They Haven’t Seen’

A passionate declaration from Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer of the New York Times, who remembers that the Black fashion models at the Battle of Versailles fashion show brought together a cultural movement that not only marked a new era in fashion, but was a defining moment in racial equality.

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A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | The Empowering Effect of Ebony Fashion Fair

From civil rights to the catwalk, Ebony Fashion Fair defied all odds and left an empowering effect on the African American community. The cumulative effect of years of presenting high fashion to African Americans, on African Americans, with African Americans taste-making in mind, enabled Mrs. Johnson to be a change-agent who harnessed the power of […]

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A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | Donyale, Naomi, and Beverly – Fashion’s First Black Supermodels

The Black community did not have model representation in mainstream fashion magazines until the tumultuous time of the 60’s when Donyale Luna, Naomi Ruth Sims, Beverly Johnson were the first Blacks to grace the covers.  Black beauty had been denied to enter this space for so long, so finally, there was inclusion, respect, and recognition, […]

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A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | W.E.B. Du Bois’ Exposition des Nègres d’Amérique Transformed the World’s View of Black in America

In 1900 a transformation of Black identity and the world’s view of Blacks in America took center stage at the 1900’s World’s Fair in Paris.  A perception of Blacks in America was manifested through photojournalism and visual data witnessed by the outside world looking in.  Those in the Black community validated that perception by leveraging […]

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A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story

A Study of Eight is a literary composition advancing the study of African Americans’ contribution to fashion history. Eight American stories cover people and events of cultural and historical significance occurring between 1880 and 1980 against the backdrop of the post Reconstruction era to beyond the Civil Rights Movement (CRM).  These stories represent the voices […]

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EDGE-ucation

Branding, Marketing & Advertising 101

Branding 101: Branding is the Big Picture. Branding is the sum of all impressions one has of your business. Such as, the quality and detail of your seasonal collections; public relations and news about the organization; social media output; your name, graphic and visual identity; packaging. Deliver a consistent on-target brand experience across all consumer […]

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EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Radar, sustainable EDGE

The Power of Cloth and Why We Should Care | EDGE Talks to Abiola Onabule

In an age of socioeconomic inequalities, climate crisis, and a pandemic, characterized by accelerated technological advances and new working models, design plays a crucial role in supporting the ways we care for ourselves, each other and the planet.  Managing resources equitably and sustainably is vital for ecological resilience. The Design Museum, United Kingdom, Designers in […]

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