Black Fashion Designers Weave Identity and Diversity into Their Pieces
For these designers, representation in fashion isn’t a trend, but rather a best practice.
The Black Love Behind Pyer Moss
Meron Menghistab's backstage photos of Kerby Jean-Raymond's latest NYFW show highlight the joyful community of black creatives that has formed around the designer.
Stop Calling Everything Made by Black Designers 'Streetwear'
When designers put artisanal fabrics and expert tailoring down a runway, they should not get looped in with brands that focus on graphic T-shirts and hoodies.
This Playwright Brings the Pain and Power of the Black Experience to the Stage
We caught up with first-time playwright Cyrus Aaron about his stellar debut, 'Someday,' which explores what it's like to live under the shadow of racism in America.
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Behind-the-Scenes of Pyer Moss's Daring Fashion Show About American Greed
The show was a condemnation of economic exploitation and an expression of designer Kerby Jean-Raymond's own struggles. To get an idea of how it all came together, we spoke to the creative team Raymond tapped to work on the show.
Designers Are Trying to Make Fashion Week Great Again
Industry insiders all agree that the way designers present collections is outdated and ineffective, as is the breakneck pace of the fashion cycle. This New York Fashion Week, however, some designers challenged the status quo.
Fashion Label Pyer Moss Brings Black Lives Matter Back to the Runway
Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond brought issues beyond the runway to his New York Fashion Week show.
How Police Shootings and Personal Loss Have Inspired the Fashion of Pyer Moss
Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond has channeled his personal struggles into his art, creating fashion that honors the legacy of his late mother and highlights the systemic oppression of African-American people in the US.
How One Designer Took On Police Brutality at Fashion Week
Pyer Moss’ blood-splattered SS16 collection puts police brutality front and center at New York Fashion Week.
MS MR on their Glitch Pop Fundamentals
“We’ll never get rid of the darkness and inner turmoil, but I think we’ve sort of turned that notion on its head.”