Black Artists Make Fashion a Profitable New Canvas. But Is Their Work Being Exploited?

There was a time when the old guards of the art world wanted no association with the fashion industry. The idea of artists collaborating with fashion designers was absolute blasphemy, as it was considered “selling out” by more provincial members of the art community.

Over time, fashion brand and contemporary artist collaborations would become a gold standard. Major artists from Ashley Longshore to Peter Doig would collaborate with some of the biggest brands in fashion from Gucci to Dior. Nowadays, if you’re considered a major contemporary artist or one on the rise, the better question now is who have you collaborated with? Fashion collaborations have been particularly helpful in the representation of Black artists.

While Black artists are still fighting for representation in gallery spaces, fashion collaborations have become a way for them to not only get the recognition they have deserved but also tap into a new audience

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With Black Friday underway, expert gives tips on how to shop smart

Whether you’re out and about shopping or at home snapping up deals online, experts say you should use your credit card and be mindful of stores’ return policies.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — No line, no waiting: That was the common theme around the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids on Black Friday. 

Early in the morning around 5 a.m., parking lots around the mall and the neighboring stores were mostly empty. At Kohl’s, shoppers didn’t have to rush in to get in position when the doors opened for Black Friday sales, and the same can be said across the street at Macy’s when its doors opened at 6 a.m.

Whether you’re out and about shopping or at home snapping up deals online, experts say you should use your credit card and be mindful of stores’ return policies.

They say using a credit card is ideal to protect you if you’re a

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu or Deepika Padukone; Who pulled off an all black co ord set better?

Be it a simple cotton saree to exquisite gowns, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has managed to pull every ensemble possible with utmost confidence. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to putting her right fashion foot forward. Recently, the Oh Baby actress treated our hearts with a stunning look in a black co-ord set by Love Late ’20s.

 

She styled her drool-worthy top having the back and a gold chain in the front with a multi-pleated pants. Styled by our favourite Preetham Jukalker and makeup by Pinky Lohar, Samantha completed her look with contoured cheeks, filled eyebrows and a natural lip colour. For her hair, she tied her tresses in a clean bun. We cannot take our eyes off her! 

 

Take a look: 

 





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Deepika Padukone had also worn a similar all-black co-ord set and she looked every bit

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10 Black-Owned Brands To Shop On Black Friday

Black Friday Gift Guide

Black Friday Gift Guide

Source: Courtesy of each brand / Courtesy of each brand

Tis the season for savings!

The market is saturated with amazing Black-owned brands, selling products that are changing the game in makeup, skin care, and beyond. Over the years, we’ve learned the importance of pouring back into our community by supporting business owners that look like us. Keeping our dollars circulating within our community promotes generational wealth, and helps keep Black and Brown-owned businesses afloat.

Everyone supports the Fenty Beauty’s and Pattern Hair Care products of the world, but what about the growing brands that don’t have as much visibility? For those who don’t have Rihanna’s billion dollar marketing team behind them, I’m here to let you know we see you and we support you.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are major shopping days for Black-owned businesses. Knowing this, I’ve complied a list my favorite

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