These Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Creating Scholarships for Black Students

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Fashion and beauty brands are continuing their efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement with scholarships and mentorship programs specifically for Black students.

Major brands and designers, such as Adidas, Gucci and Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton men’s have responded to the recent protests surrounding the police killings of unarmed Black people across the country and the Black Lives Matter movement by launching scholarship opportunities for Black students in fashion and other industries.

Fashion universities, such as the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, have also pledged support to their Black students with book profits new scholarship and mentorship programs.

Here, WWD looks at the fashion and beauty brands and universities that are creating scholarships for Black students.

Virgil Abloh

Louis Vuitton men’s wear designer and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh has raised $1 million to

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Paris (Digital) Fashion Week: Botter

Photo credit: Botter
Photo credit: Botter

From Esquire

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of show season going all-digital, the key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.

What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Lisi Herrebrugh: Many actually. The biggest at first quality wigs was the fact that weren’t able to order any fabrics, not doing any colourations we had in mind for the season. On the other hand, our student instinct right away took over the fear and we just worked with what we have. Make it work and make something beautiful out of it.

Rushemy Botter: The biggest problems are also our biggest advantages: difficulty takes you out of your comfort zone and you’re able create items you would never have thought of.

What’s

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Patrick Starrr to Launch Makeup Brand, Why Black Beauty Supply Stores Aren’t Always Black-Owned

Plus, online retailer Shein faces criticism for selling an anti-Semitic necklace and Muslim prayer mats as decorative carpets.

Patrick Starrr.
Patrick Starrr.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Beauty influencer Patrick Starrr announces forthcoming cosmetics brand
Patrick Starrr, in joint venture with incubator Luxury Brand Partners, will be launching his own color cosmetics brand, ONE/SIZE on July 17. It will make its debut at Sephora online and will be sold exclusively at all of the retailer’s stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Sephora’s Instagram storefront. Starrr will reveal more details about the products and pricing via social media platforms, per WWD. In an interview with the publication, he said the line will champion inclusivity and be a celebration of “the drag queens, the LGBTQ+, my trans brothers and sisters.” {WWD}

Why Black beauty supply stores aren’t always Black-owned
“Of at

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12-year-old model and CEO Celai West is here to change fashion’s perception of Black girls

Celai West is a model, actress, activist, author and CEO. At just 10, she was the youngest professional runway model to walk in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Since, she’s co-authored two books, launched her own T-shirt line The Chatty Chick and somehow still manages to find the time to elevate Black voices in fashion. 

Sacramento native and the youngest of six, Celai took an interest in modeling when she was three years old. A photographer at an ice skating ring wanted to shoot her and the rest is history. Now 12 years old, Celai is entirely self-taught and is known for her strong runway walk.

“My second time walking in NYFW, I was 8 and it was at Madison Square Garden,” Celai recounted to Authority Magazine. “I walked out, and the crowd went crazy, and mom was like, ‘OMG! Who is this kid and who

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