Black History is Fashion History

As a fashion educator and eternal student I’m acutely aware of how Black designers and Black creative influence has been written out of the history of fashion. Although the creatives coming up through today are looking a bit more diverse, names like Ann Lowe, Willi Smith, Patrick Kelly never figured in my formal education. It must be galling as a young aspiring designer to plow through all the recommended tomes and style bibles and never see anyone representative of you. We have been in the business of killing dreams for too long.

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