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Why The Ashish Runway Show Is Much More Than A Kimye Sweatshirt

Dana Oliver | Posted 11.17.2014 | Style
Dana Oliver

As one of the very few black women working in this field, it pains me to see how little we are represented on the catwalk, front row and backstage.

'I've Learned To Love What Makes Me Me'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style

It's not hard to spot Nikia Phoenix in a magazine spread or on the runway. The model has a look that you just can't forget thanks to her stunning frec...

LOOK: Fashion Icon Celebrated At Fab Dance Party

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices

The 2014 Council of the Fashion Designers of America Awards (aka the Fashion Oscars) are tonight, but one of its biggest honorees celebrated early. ...

Is THIS America's Next Black Supermodel?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

When we spotted Riley Montana alongside Erykah Badu in Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, we thought: where did this brown beauty come from? The ...

South Sudanese Models Pose For Powerful Project

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Black Voices

At first glance Mike Mellia's portraits of top models Nykhor Paul, Ajak Deng, Ataui Deng and Eligha Ojoko are stunning portraits of the African beauti...

Joy Bryant Launches Unexpected Clothing Line

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

Joy Bryant is adding her name to a growing list of models getting into the fashion design game. While we're still flipping over the fact that supermod...

Chanel Iman: 'Things Could Still Be A Lot More Diverse On The Runway'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

Chanel Iman's rise to supermodel status is the stuff of legends. At only 15-years-old she walked in fashion shows for Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam and Proen...

Jourdan Dunn Sounds Off On Fashion Industry Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Black Voices

We've been paying close attention to the lack of diversity within the fashion industry and while the number are getting better, it's not time to celeb...

Naomi Campbell's Anti-Aging Secret Is...

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style

Naomi Campbell visited HuffPost Live on Wednesday for like a hot second to promote the second season of Oxygen's reality series "The Face." The legend...

Fashion Icon Sizzles On Numéro Russia Cover

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

Since being named Numéro Russia magazine's editor-at-large almost a year ago, Andre Leon Talley has wasted no time putting his unique mark on the glo...

Naomi Campbell Heats Up The Runway At Philipp Plein

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's days of tirelessly working the catwalk have long been over. These days the British bombshell is busy starring on "The Face," campaign...

Rick Owens Inspires Beautifully Diverse Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's been nearly six months since Rick Owens' Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show took place in Paris, but we just can't stop talking about it -- and for ...

The Runway Diversity Numbers Are In...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices

Although we're pleased with many of the trends sent down the New York Fashion Week runways, we wish model diversity was one of them. The folks ove...

Fashion Activist Combats Runway Racism In New Letter

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

When New York Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday, many commentators will be watching the runways closely -- not just to see which collections will be ...

Tyra Banks: 'I Didn't Think It Was Possible Because Of The Color Of My Skin'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tyra Banks' iconic red-and-pink polka dot bikini-clad Sports Illustrated cover in 1997 will always be our favorite. However, the famous image only sna...

Another Black Model Told: 'One Black Girl Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tales of racism within the fashion are, sadly, never ending. From ridiculously insensitive editorials to the blatant whitewashing of runways -- and be...

More Black Models Land Major Fashion Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Well looky here ... more beautiful black models are making big moves by fronting major fashion brand campaigns this Spring/Summer 2014 season! We'r...

LOOK: Black Models Making Moves

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Hot on the heels of Balmain tapping Rihanna and Givenchy casting Erykah Badu along with a few other brown skinned beauties for their spring 2014 campa...

WATCH: Beyoncé's Supermodel-Filled Video Is EPIC

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Christmas came twelve days early this year with the unexpected debut of Beyoncé's brand spankin' new album today. So it's no surprise we've spent the...

BEHOLD: 'The Future Of Fashion'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Black Voices

Elle is ringing in the New Year with Joan Smalls! The glossy has deemed the 25-year-old beauty "the future of fashion," and we couldn't agree more...

WATCH: Getting Real About Fashion's Race Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

Kanye West's comments on fashion's race problem last week have got us thinking about the industry's blind spot and its complex relationship with hip-h...

Black Prada Model Achieves Another Amazing Feat

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

It was bound to happen and it did! Malaika Firth has landed her first-ever Vogue cover. Well, it's actually a shopping issue inside the November issue...

Fashion Legend Weighs In On Runway Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

The Daily Beast recently caught up with one of our favorite fashion characters -- André Leon Talley -- for a fun Q&A. The larger-than-life fashionist...

The Model Who Changed Everything

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Black Voices

Before Beverly Johnson became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. The f...

Beverly Johnson Had Do WHAT To Land Her First Glamour Cover?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Style

As the "first black supermodel," Beverly Johnson has made quite a name for herself since launching her career with a Glamour cover in 1972. The 60...