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Black In Fashion: Day 25 Stephane St. Jaymes

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Stephane St. Jaymes headshot Via: Black Fashion Week USA ¬† ¬† ¬†Born to Nigerian parents in London, fashion was at the forefront and a principal influence in…

Black In Fashion: Day 24 Jonathan Thedford

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Jonathan Thedford headshot Via: Black Fashion Week USA ¬† ¬† ¬†Born on the south side of Chicago but raised in the small town of¬† Greenville, Mississippi, Johnathan…

Black In Fashion: Day 23 Mona Muhammed Knotty Loop

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Mona Muhammad headshot Via: Black Fashion Week USA ¬† ¬† ¬†What comes to mind when you think of crochet Fashion? Hats, maybe a sweater? Knotty Loops is…

Black In Fashion: Day 22 Jennifer Akese

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Designer Jennifer Akese of Akese Style Lines Via: https://www.facebook.com/Akese01/photos/ ¬† ¬† ¬†Born and raised in Ghana but currently based in Chicago, Jennifer Akese graduated with a Bachelor's…

Black In Fashion: Day 21 Virgil Abloh

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Virgil Abloh 2019 Photographer: Fabien Montigue Via: Museum of Contemporary Art ¬† ¬† ¬†Do you know which designer created a brand to help erase classism between streetwear…

Black In Fashion: Day 20 Michael Alan Stein

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Michael Alan Stein Via: Goodman Theatre ¬† ¬† ¬†Are you aware of the Chicago-based designer who provided costume wardrobes for some of Chicago‚Äôs theater communities? Born in…

Black In Fashion: Day 19 Stevie Edwards

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Stevie Edwards Via: Chicago Defender ¬† ¬† ¬†With iconic silhouettes and luxurious use of fabrics, you really couldn‚Äôt help but love Stevie! Born and raised on the…

Black In Fashion: Day 18 Bryan K Osburn

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Bryan K Osburn Via: Black Bride ¬† ¬† ¬†Do you know which black designer in Chicago has over 35 years as one of the top black bridal…

Black In Fashion: Day 17 Barbara Bates

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Barabara Bates Via: Barbra Bates Foundation ¬† ¬† ¬†Barbara Bates is a Chicago Westside native born June 27, 1955, and was influenced by her stylish mother and…

Black In Fashion: Day 16 Jermikko Shoshanna

EDITED BY MELODY BOYKIN Pictured: Jermikko Via: Jermikko Designer Instagram ¬† ¬† ¬†Jermikko Shoshannah was the first designer and clothing manufacturer brand led and operated by a Black woman in the state…