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A curated digest of Global Black and ethnic Design. Talent! I'm on the lookout for sources on these topics-  I  DO NOT accept rewards or sponsorships. Reviews are purely my  opinion ... Submit for review at  http://www.bonniesandy.com/contact-us  
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During #BlackHistory Month | #NYFW | #SMWNY - Black Dress 2012 looked at Big Girls United

During #BlackHistory Month | #NYFW | #SMWNY - Black Dress 2012 looked at Big Girls United | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Screen shot of website from Fashion Designers and Label, Big Girls United a label that seeks to “unite all women of different ethnic backgrounds who embrace their curves and are full of self confidence by being secure with their bodies” .

As seen at Bkstyle!™ Brooklyn Fashion Week

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Black History Month, New York Fashion Week , Valentine’s day and Social Media Week New York - all collided the week of February 12-17th 2012 , so for Black Dress 2012 - I chose to look at Black Fashion Designers and their web presence, rather that read the post mortem on the “lack’ of a Black presence… they usually simply count models

 

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CHART OF THE DAY: Social Gaming Will Be A $5 Billion Market By 2015

CHART OF THE DAY: Social Gaming Will Be A $5 Billion Market By 2015 | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Bigger than you think....
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New York Fashion Week Is the Most Diverse in Ages- at least for models

New York Fashion Week Is the Most Diverse in Ages- at least for models | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

So why  do they not  check the designers...

 

Every season, we cover New York fashion week — the clothes, the money, the parties, the putative "trends." But we also cover the racial makeup of the casts of models high-profile brands select to walk in their fashion shows.. via Jezebel 

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Private dressing rooms, child labor measures, health & sexual harrassment issues - Model Alliance Fights For Models' Rights

Private dressing  rooms, child labor measures, health &  sexual harrassment issues - Model Alliance Fights For Models' Rights | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
A new organization called the Model Alliance has formed to fight for the rights of a group that is young, largely female and non-unionized: models.
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A-liners an Independent Designer's Fashion Blog!: Drop Me off in Brooklyn...to see the A-liners

A-liners an Independent Designer's Fashion Blog!: Drop Me off in Brooklyn...to see the A-liners | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

What  a difference seven years makes then  again... NOT REALLY!

What progress or changes... my  feelings are mixed... in teh  image is a picture of Brenda Brunsen Bey design from the group show from the event... the individual events attracted over 2000 people and all designers sold... it was less work than the group show where no designer sold... it was the event that  changed how I approached show and sell opportunities and  showed me the power of the web and working together!

Today I celebrate 7 years actively Blogging! I suspect I was one of the first Fashion Blogs definitely one of the first Black if not the first Black Black Fashion Blogger and one of the first designers who Blogged! It was definitely before the September 2005 date that of the earliest Blogger highlighted by this Refinery 29 post http://www.refinery29.com/fashion-bloggers-first-posts

A-liners an Independent Designer's Fashion Blog!: What Is an A-liner http://a-liners.blogspot.com/2005/02/what-is-a-liner.html

I spent the day reflecting, planning and recommitting... today a glass of wine ... tomorrow there will be more!

 

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Elle France, Nathalie Dolivo, Makes Controversial Comments About 'Black Style'

Elle France, Nathalie Dolivo, Makes Controversial Comments About 'Black Style' | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Another day, another journalist puts their foot in their mouth...

Bt can  we Blame them when  even  Black  journalist  cannot  acurately define teh scope of teh Black  fashion  sector... especially  sitting  behind cushy  desk! The fact is as a designer myself it  should be easy to get  every other designer to contribute to a  full study  of "Black Dress"  Simly  by  contributing their info  and referring their friends! But their are serious cultural taboos and fears to overcome!

As for our consumers  from Stars to  first  ladies of churches ... Your personnal designer is a secret No  one share and teh  designer code of ethics will not  share who  she dresses! Do NOt  depend on stylists... who  get  paid for  frontin  work they  did not  pull together!

Yes I said it!

So  Black  designers where are You!

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Jay-Z To Star In Rocawear Commercial 'From Marcy To Madison Square Garden'

Jay-Z To Star In Rocawear Commercial 'From Marcy To Madison Square Garden' | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
From chart-topping singles to taking care of his newborn daughter Blue Ivy, Jay-Z has definitely "made it."...
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Black Dress 2012 Loves @VintageBlkGlam - Vintage Black Glamour celebrates for #BlackHistory 'n style!

Black Dress 2012 Loves @VintageBlkGlam - Vintage Black Glamour celebrates for #BlackHistory 'n style! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Love this I've been looking  for vintage Black Fashion  So this will suffice... I 'm  Still looking  for vintage fashions by Black designerrs httP://bd2012.bkfff.com

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Elizabeth Keckley - Mary Todd Lincoln's Designer was also an Author-Activist

Elizabeth Keckley - Mary Todd Lincoln's Designer was also an Author-Activist | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Designer- Author-Activist- Elizabeth Keckley 1818-1907 ! Most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincoln's personal modiste and confidante,

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:: Sister Bucks traditional South African clothing

:: Sister Bucks traditional South African clothing | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Maverick  designer who defied Race Barriers Sister Bucks

iin 2008  this Brandcelebrated 30 years- Sister Bucks had already captured the world audiences when South Africa began to actively participate in the global economy post apartheid. She is known for having ventured into the unchartered terrain of the Pan African aesthetic – by fusing African fashion elements into contemporary couture.

 

 

 

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Black Dress and The Privelige of Choice! - Taking Local Talent Global & Bringing Global Talent Local

Black Dress and The Privelige of Choice! - Taking Local Talent  Global & Bringing Global Talent Local | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

In Every Black community there is an expectation that the local atelier will create that garment that would stop the world... at a price that won't stop your Budget!

How is technology affecting that

 

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Friends Shop The Globe - here Vlisco's Silent Empire - Taking Local Talent Global & Bringing Global Talent Local

Friends Shop The Globe - here Vlisco's Silent Empire - Taking Local Talent  Global & Bringing Global Talent Local | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Fashion Silent Empire- Vlisco's Silent Empire fashion range is a modern interpretation of traditional robes in a faraway land, with their bonded elegance, square silhouettes and use of layering.

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Fans to pay tribute to Don Cornelius with mass dance in Times Square

Fans to pay tribute to Don Cornelius with mass dance in Times Square | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
In the true spirit of love, peace and soul a tribute to the late
Don Cornelius is being planned in the Big Apple in probably the
best way possible.
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During #BlackHistory Month | #NYFW | #SMWNY - Black Dress 2012 looked at Ashaka Givens -

During #BlackHistory Month | #NYFW | #SMWNY - Black Dress 2012 looked at Ashaka Givens - | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Image- screen shot of website from Fashion Designers and Label, Ashaka Givens...

i've had the pleasure of sharing the Best of Brooklyn Stage with Ashaka and her work is exquisite!

 

I decided that since Ashaka relaunched www.ashaka givens.com - her website yesterday it was fitting to start iwth her ... please visit!

Black History Month, New York Fashion Week , Valentine’s day and Social Media Week New York - all collided the week of February 12-17th 20012 , so for Black Dress 2012 I chose to look at Black Fashion Designers and their web presence, rather that read the post mortem on the “lack’ of a Black presence… they usually simply count models

 

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New York Fashion Week Is the Most Diverse in Ages

New York Fashion Week Is the Most Diverse in Ages | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Every season, we cover New York fashion week — the clothes, the money, the parties, the putative "trends." But we also cover the racial makeup of the casts of models high-profile brands select to walk in their fashion shows.
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Sandra Anderson Baccus … A Patron of the Arts - National Black Arts Festival : National Black Arts Festival

Sandra Anderson Baccus … A Patron of the Arts - National Black Arts Festival : National Black Arts Festival | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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International Unions | The Model Alliance fighting for workers rights!

One to note and follow up on! How will this affect the industry and young  women's view of themselves! BtW I know Several Models who were studying to be lawyers seems the new group  of talent is Matriculating!

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Some Blacks Insist: 'I'm Not African-American'

Some Blacks Insist: 'I'm Not African-American' | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
-- The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House.

 

Ok  one of the articles I'm prepping  looks at  designers who  do not want to be defined as "BLACK" as well as the myriad aesthetics that make up Black  Dress!

So Black designers where are You!

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Rihanna Fashion TV Show Planned For The UK

Rihanna Fashion TV Show Planned For The UK | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Rihanna has signed up to make her first television show. The concept: burgeoning fashion talents compete to dress the star.
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BLack dress 2012 Asks the Question "What is Black Dress' for #black history

BLack dress 2012 Asks the Question "What is Black Dress' for #black history | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

 in this image from "CL HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: ZELDA WYNN VALDES | CONCRETELOOP.COM"

Mae west  Wears one hell og  a gown... would you  have known the designer is Black?

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The Style: Dorothy Dandridge in Zelda Wynn Valdes | HARLEM LOVES

The Style: Dorothy Dandridge in Zelda Wynn Valdes | HARLEM LOVES | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Zelda Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001) was an African-American fashion designer and costumer. In 1948, she opened her own shop on Broadway in New York City which was the first in the area to be owned by an African-American. Some of her clients included other notable black women of her era, including Dorothy Dandridge and Marian Anderson. She is also most famous for designing the original costumes for the Playboy Bunnies and the Dance Theater of Harlem.
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Black History Month- Anne lowe's design for Jackie Kennedy's wedding gown

Black  History Month-  Anne lowe's design for  Jackie Kennedy's wedding gown | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

still true today - "She was known as "society's best kept scecret," because, of course, no one would admit their clothing was being designed by a black woman!"  If Black designer  broke their silence....

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Global Africa on till May 15th- Museum of Arts & Design- Africa and Its Legacy - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

Images from “The Global Africa Project” at the Museum of Arts & Design.

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Curation Black is Beautiful videos Josephine Baker- Naomi Campbell & A Love Story of a slave &a soldier

Curation Black is Beautiful videos Josephine Baker- Naomi Campbell & A Love Story of a slave &a soldier | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

From Josephine Baker- Naomi campbell- and Black   kings even A Love Story between a slave and a soldier! Joanna and Stedman their love marriage and birth of a son! She is an attractive maiden, a mulatto of no more than 15 years.

 

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Fall/winter '12 fashion updates

Fall/winter '12 fashion updates | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

From New Orleans' French Quarter to New York Fashion Week,
Negris LeBrum will launch their Le Noir est Joli (Black is
Beautiful) ready-to-wear collection during the upcoming
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

Black dress 2012 Explores current  black fashion sectors across the globe

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