By: Steven Underwood
While H&Ms racially exploitive hoodies have been removed both from both stores and their website — with artists like the Weeknd expressing their dissatisfaction and removal of support — the culture of social media has capitalized on the moment for a stance.
Artists have since remade the image numerous times to include inspiring messages of hope, pride and beauty (see below).
Further. in response to the justful criticism of H&Ms “COOLEST MONKEY IN THE JUNGLE” hoodies, which depicted a small black child, 2Strongshop has released designs of their “Strongest King in the World” hoodies. Including a reasonable discount of $5.00 with the promo code “STRONGKING” the black community’s ability to make lemonade from the bitterest of lemons remains supreme.
In other news, let’s support Black artists and their vision of a better tomorrow both spiritually, emotionally and financially. Links to each of the artists may be found below.
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All rights of the artwork depicted belong to Tarajosu, Phresh Laundry (@ThatLaundry), Kervin Andre (@Akomicsart), and Folasade (@lovefola)
By: Steven Underwood
Monday, Actor, Poet and Activist Demetrius Harmon or @Meechonmars announced restocks for his “You Matter” hoodies, available for international shipping, are coming Friday, January 12th to his site.
The hoodies feature a personal message from Harmon on things we tend to forget when discussing mental wellness.
Demetrius Harmon is best knowns for his plentiful contributions to Vine and his BE HAPPY short seen below.
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BY: STEVEN UNDERWOOD
Danai Gurira for ROGUE Magazine’s Winter Issue #8
2018 Golden Globe #TimeisUp
Mary J. Blige
Tracee Ellis Ross
Christian Combs for DOLCE & GABBANA
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By: Steven Underwood
All-new show, all-new wardrobe! Last Wednesday, the BLACK-ISH spin-off, GROWN-ISH. debuted its first two episodes, showcasing the eldest fashion-forward Johnson, Zoey (played by BLACK-ISH’s Yara Shahidi), as she matriculates to college far more ignorant than she might admit.
The show debuted on ABC’s sister network, Freeform, and if anyone expected this shift to mean the normative BLACK-ISH appeal in a younger body, GROWN-ISH graciously disappoints with an ensemble of trendsetters whom visualize GUCCI, IVYPARK, BALENCIAGA and more in casual classroom looks, revolutionizing the college aesthetic in just one day of syndication.
Best to remember: featured on the cast are the likes of fashion forerunner, Luka Sabbat, millennial icon, Yara Shahidi and Beyoncé proteges, Chloe x Halle. With this kind of creativity, the fashion will follow.
Catch GROWN-ISH on Wednesdays 8PM/7C only at Freeform and peep Lonzo Ball’s new hoodies inspired by Yara Shahidi’s cousin, Nas.
CEO and Creative Director for the Pan-African inspired boutique, No-Tribe Clothing, Prince Marcus London introduced the premiere ensembles for his “Prince Collection” this last month with a vibrant take on classical west African garb and textiles.
The much-anticipated collection from the highly lauded line borrow the Afro-inspired aesthetic of full-body patterns layered with the spontaneous color combinations the great American aesthetic. The collected looks count the Hieness Royal Shirt amongst its number, capturing a detailed aberration across its thick clam white fabric. Never to be outclassed, the outerwear includes the Palace Coat, a tantalizing black-and-white winter jacket complete with a comforting, evenly geometric pattern, and the Royalty Jacket, an elegantly Versailles inspired golden lined bomber kissed either with a brilliant crimson-or-black trim.
Take a look at the collection above and tell us friends what you think!
Liking Rihanna’s style from the Vogue Paris cover? Comment with your favorite look and where you hope to see the singing-songwriting mogul next.
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