• NYFW: Lavie By CK MYB 2021 Collection

    12 days ago - By Essence

    On Tuesday, Claude Kameni of Lavie by CK digitally presented MYB 2021. Kameni took viewers on a virtual trip to Africa as she unveiled her latest collection. Her designs include bell bottom pants, midi dresses with shoulder pads and matching two-piece sets and suits. “I wanted to create something bold that every boss or aspiring boss can mind their business in while looking good. I was always good with prints and cuts and this collection embodies that,” the Los Angeles based designer explained.In the past year, Kameni made waves as a black designer as her garments have been worn by the...
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  • NYFW: Frère Spring/Summer 2021 Collection

    NYFW: Frère Spring/Summer 2021 Collection

    12 days ago - By Essence

    Frère , a menswear brand created by designer Davidson Petit-Frère took New York Fashion Week to the big screen. The show strayed far from a traditional runway presentation, rolling out a film titled “Destined” , written and co-directed by Petit-Frère. The film was directed by Eyes, executive produced by Dapps and produced by David Watts, starring Michael K. Williams and Ron J. Rock. According to Petit-Frère, everyone in the film is exclusively wearing the new Frère collection. The film follows Williams who plays the character Sean, a true Brooklyn man on his “first day” in the big apple...
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  • NYFW: APOTTS Debuts Unisex Spring/Summer 2021 Collection

    12 days ago - By Essence

    For his Spring/Summer 2021 Collection, Aaron Potts explored the symbolism of the topsy turvy doll, a toy popularized in the American South in the early 19th century. When flipped to one end, a Black doll dressed in fabrics symbolic of slavery and servitude appears, while on the other end is a white doll, dressed elegantly. The two dolls represent a clear indication of racial dynamics disguised innocently. Born in Detroit and raised in Brooklyn, Potts discovered his love for fashion as a kid as he watched people get dressed up for church and while shopping with his mom. While attending the...
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