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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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Photos du journal - Brooklyn Fashion Week | Akini Couture 2015 #TBT #Blackfashiondesigner

Photos du journal - Brooklyn Fashion Week |  Akini Couture 2015 #TBT #Blackfashiondesigner | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

#Brooklyn #Fashion #Designer Akini Couture 2015 #TBT #Blackfashiondesigner

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 Akini Couture 2015 #TBT #Blackfashiondesigner #Brooklyn #fashion-  documenting teh many  designers  colleagues I've met in teh last  10 years! 2015 I'd love to do reviews submit at www.Brooklynfashionweek.com 

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Rihanna IN @STELLAJEANLTD to White House Visit- modern #Caribbean #Style & aesthetic.

Rihanna IN @STELLAJEANLTD to White House Visit- modern #Caribbean #Style & aesthetic. | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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Africa: Hub of Africa's Bumpy Fashion Week

Africa: Hub of Africa's Bumpy Fashion Week | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

cOn Thursday October 23, 2014, the third Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) opened up at the Galani Coffee House, a chic warehouse turned coffee shop near Gerji Mebrat Hail in Addis Abeba. The fashion show, which showcases various designers in one venue, is a three-day event that includes "two nights of fashion and one night of pure industry" said Linda Murithi, one half of HAFW's founders.

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Globally change will come when core issues are addressed

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Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine’s Latest Issue; Talks Music, Expectations & Long-Term Goals

Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine’s Latest Issue; Talks Music, Expectations & Long-Term Goals | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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SometimeS It's just because we love the  style!

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Brooklyn Fashion Gallery seeks stories on ethnic & creative design projects from across the globe

Brooklyn Fashion Gallery seeks stories on ethnic &  creative design projects from across the globe | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
A Fully Curated Experience In Fashion, Art, Design, LifeStyle and Entertainment from a Brooklyn point of view!
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#Creativity #culture #conversations. I want to know about & share your creative  Design products.   Looking for your existing articles & blogpost or feel free to  submit essays on Art |   Business  | Industry  or how technology  affects or can affect.  Will be curated, distributed several social media channels at no cast with Open submission  through  November 15th... submit info at www.Bonniesandy.com/contact-us for more details

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25 #BlackFashionDesigners At New York Fashion Week Spring 2015. #nyfw #Ss2015

25 #BlackFashionDesigners At New York Fashion Week Spring 2015.  #nyfw #Ss2015 | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
This year at Spring 2015 Fashion Week in New York, it was all about minimalism. We saw lots of stark all-black or all-white looks, occasionally balanced with muted prints. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Spring fashion week without oodles of pastel. In general make-up and hair choices were…
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25 #BlackFashionDesigners At New York Fashion Week Spring 2015.  #nyfw #Ss2015

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Positive images of beauty for everyone @Fosci how social is done.

Positive images of beauty  for everyone @Fosci how social is done. | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

"Focsi promotes love via the message of YABJAYA (You Are Beautiful Just As You Are!). Focsi is fun, funky, vibrant, & designed with You in mind."

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What organic social sharing is about- simple someone made a comment on a discussion, posted a pic of a pillow to represent their point, it get shared. When  I saw it I just had to clicked through and thought the site and images was worth sharing…  No Incentives (or soft bribes) no hassle. Just good old fashion sharing! So what made me click through and share…  The bright bold style is simply worth sharing! Their images tell a story that I can identify with!  Positive illustrations of women of color on merchandise are rare!  Good product wins every time. 

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@uberfacts - how to Make $500,000 A Year On Twitter - If you must tweet why not make it pay

@uberfacts - how to Make $500,000 A Year On Twitter - If you must tweet why not make it pay | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
There's money to be made.
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Talk about turning "passion to profit" or @uberfacts - how to Make $500,000 A Year On Twitter - If you must tweet why not make it pay! 

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The President Holds a Town Hall on Manufacturing - Business success is about securing the supply chain

President Obama speaks at a town hall on manufacturing in Princeton, Indiana, October 3, 2014.
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The President Holds a Town Hall on Manufacturing - Let's not forget Business success is about securing the supply chain

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'The right to be handsome': Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise

'The right to be handsome': Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Companies that offer custom-made clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming people are coming to the forefront, as more diverse models gain visibility in the fashion industry – and redefine the parameters of gender identity. Ivette Feliciano reports. Continue reading →
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I recently discovered this niche via #rainbowfashionweek apparently a  vibrant promising niche within teh black fashion sector! 

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What #Local #NYC #americanmade #Blackfashiondesigner and machine knit at an artisan level looks like

What #Local #NYC #americanmade  #Blackfashiondesigner and machine knit at an artisan level looks like | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

This is my WHY in #fashtech! leveraging technology to by-pass, #Patternmatchingss issues and give real local  designers on the Brooklyn scene some exposure. The bigger reason- tech can make tasks easier while Exposing and supporting the many extremely gifted artisan, crafters, designers and colleagues!

Leveraging technology to increase exposure and sales. for art, for craft for business!   

What if we used technology ... to change how designers sourced?
Changed how they designed? 
What if they used technology to get better measurement, make and grade pattern. To cut the cost of how they show and sold.  tok orders invoiced , delivered... What if they used technology to train workers, teach what would that look like cradle to cradle the sector is changing yet few companies  spend the time SHOWING these entrepreneurs "How to!" 

Why aren't they.  

 

image- Master designer and Label Michi Knitwear front and Back views of two unique looks. www.michikniwear.com. Local designers check out  and submit to for listing on  www.BrooklynFashionWeek.com   

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What if #startups shifted those huge marketing budgets to customer development!  What if they  actually bought local products from those they sold to,  circulated thattech wealth into teh community! trade not aid...   

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RIP @DRMayaAngelou - Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

RIP @DRMayaAngelou - Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
The celebrated poet, author and civil rights activist passed away on Wednesday in her North Carolina home
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RIP @DRMayaAngelou - "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." To leave a legacy such as she has is a gift and blessing! She certainly  ran a great course! 

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'Belle': An 18th Century image based on the story of the daughter of a Royal Navy captain & a slave

'Belle': An 18th Century image based on the story of the daughter of a Royal Navy captain & a slave | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Director Amma Asante's new film is based on the real-life story of a biracial woman who grew up in an aristocratic English family — a story that was immortalized in a painting by Johann Zoffany.
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Interesting & rare to see "Flights of Fancy" kudos to the director for givingherself permission to dream and define her version  of this story! 

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SIs Knowles riding to the chapel - bridal creativity redefined and the #bridaloufit just rocks!

SIs Knowles riding to the chapel - bridal  creativity  redefined and the  #bridaloufit  just rocks! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Solange Knowles is officially married to video director Alan Ferguson. The couple rode bicycles through New Orleans to their wedding venue.. Beyonce Knowles is in a class by herself!  This is one of teh most creative approaches to a wedding  i've seen in a while! 

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Just #SolangeKnowles  and you'd get the details but this outfit is what Black  fashion  should be about!  Expression and creativity! hope the trend of riding picks up... and the jumper...  i simply adore!  Great  new trend focus for area for special occasion   clothing 

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Laser cutting in fashion - Industry Revolution - IVENO

Laser cutting in fashion - Industry Revolution - IVENO | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
When you think of laser cutting you would usually think metal, industrial manufacturing etc., however laser cutting is now within the fashion industry ...
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Would love to see laser cutting more mainstream 

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Kenneth Cole Opens Boutique in Haiti

Kenneth Cole Opens Boutique in Haiti | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Designer Kenneth Cole has opened a boutique in Haiti that the designer says will bring commercial and humanitarian benefit to the poor Caribbean country.
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Really - these countries need trade not aid. How does this help the local industry and jobs Had he opened a training center or a collective to support teh local design sector I'd be more "understanding" -Hmmn.. 

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Designers To Watch: Stella Jean - Italian of Caribbean Heritage @staellajeanltd

Designers To Watch: Stella Jean - Italian of Caribbean Heritage @staellajeanltd | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
When Stella Jean was prepping for her SS14 collection last year, the unexpected happened. Giorgio Armani decided to lend his support to the über talented designer with a 550-show seat space at Mila... References to life as a Haitian woman is made with textures, clashing patterns, A-line sixties-styled skirts, trapeze jackets (our favorite) and maxi shirtdresses that loosely shapes around the figure.
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Stella Jean - Italian of Caribbean Heritage gains global attention all while celebrating her Haitian Heritage! 

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Seeking Voices in #Blackfashion #Blackdesigners #Globalfashion On Building A Fashion Sector for the Next Generation

Seeking  Voices in #Blackfashion #Blackdesigners #Globalfashion On Building A Fashion Sector for the Next Generation | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Last week  I  quietly  published this response to a Caribbean designer and circulated it within a small network! The response has been interesting ... to say  the  least with at  least  one promoter  DRASTICALLY  changing his format! Why not Tell us your viewpoint via our Call for
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I want to know about your Design products #Blackdress Seeking  Voices in #Blackfashion #Blackdesigners #Globalfashion On Building for the Next Generation - 
Looking for your existing articles & blogpost or feel free to  submit essays on Art |   Business  | Industry  o how technology  affects or can affect.  Will be curated, distributed sevral social media channels

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Open submission  through  November 15th
 

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#Brazilian shoe design, cultural & ethnical diversity can be easily translated into fashion

#Brazilian shoe design,  cultural & ethnical diversity can be easily translated into fashion | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Don’t think that Brazil’s reputed sea, sex and sun attitude leads to laziness. Keen to become part of the avant-garde in global fashion, the country is promoting home-grown designers ahead of time. Its spring-summer 2014 fashion collections are...
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#Brazilian Leather, shoe design,  cultural & ethnical diversity is something that can be easily translated into fashion #globalfashion

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Carlos Monteiro's curator insight, October 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Brazil's global fashion

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forget #gentrification Local businesses need to understandGoogle vs. Amazon - Same-Day Delivery

The stakes are extremely high.  First, you have the $600b grocery business in the US. Then you have over $3b in advertising spent by consumer product goods companies.  Finally, the winner of the local delivery battle could end up owning product search which is turning out to be the crown jewel and holy grail of e-commerce.
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forget #gentrification Local businesses need to understand how Same-Day Delivery affects them Google vs. Amazon   

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@OneWorldDolls a doll that is a friend, a partner symbol of who they are and what they can achieve

@OneWorldDolls a doll that is a friend, a partner symbol of who they are and what they can achieve | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

The Perfect Product!

The Prettie Girls! dolls are quickly becoming the hottest toy product on the market and with the demand for dolls that more accurately reflect the multi-cultural world we live in, The Prettie Girls! are perfectly positioned to be the “must-have” doll for years to come.

 

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building strong busiensses takes work and dedication I must complement @oneworlddolls for this rare look at an investors page on a Black creative business...  
 

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SHOWstudio: Subjective - Alex Wek interviewed by Nick Knight about John Galliano -

http://showstudio.com/project/subjective Nick Knight and Alek Wek discuss racism in the fashion industry and working together with John Galliano
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 I love nick knight approach t fashion as media and Medium. Alex Wek openly discusses her encounters with racism in the  industry ;- here she is  is simply stunning and Galliano  as I never expected to see him! 

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What is #African or #Blackdress - Intro to Adinkra Symbols

What is #African or #Blackdress - Intro to Adinkra Symbols | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa that represent concepts or original thoughts. Adinkra are used on fabric, walls, i...
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What makes an outfit #African  or #Black, Is it the origin of the fabric, It's Motif, Teh silhouette, where it is produced the race or the aesthetic of the designer?    

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GCARIBBEAN PRESENTS MILLHOUSE - GCaribbean Online | GCaribbean.com

GCARIBBEAN PRESENTS MILLHOUSE - GCaribbean Online | GCaribbean.com | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Feel Good, Look Great, Live Genius
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@GCARIBBEAN - MILLHOUSE tropical casual met sartorial splendour, and Caribbean ease met British dandy 

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Second year and still not a word on the designers in this entire articlle! St. Lucia - Hot Couture

Second year and still not a word on the designers in this entire articlle! St. Lucia - Hot Couture | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Fashion consultant and critique, St. Lucian Shala Monroque had her very first experience at St. ...
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Second year and still not a word on the designers in this entire articlle! St. Lucia - Hot Couture  an entire article about an attendee, no information on the  designer featured none on the otger designers.Why do they do It ....  Then again you get what you accept! When will designers get it... SMH

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