In 2020, The Black Panthers’ Powerful & Political Style Is Everywhere

Between the pandemic and countless protests, this year has forced the world to re-examine its politics and values, and the fashion community is no exception. Just last month for SS21, Louis Vuitton sent a clear message down the catwalk about the power of American democracy with its ‘Vote‘ sweatshirts, and this year’s virtual Emmys saw a number of celebrities honour the victims of police brutality with their bold beauty choices, like Yvonne Orji, who had the Black Power fist etched into her cropped hair.

Fashion has always been political, though, and what people wear is often considered an extension and expression of their beliefs. No political group has quite understood the power of fashion like the Black Panther Party. Established in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, the Black Panthers’ aesthetic has long been admired, and for good reason. The party was born at

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For Model Turned Actress Abbey Lee, ’90s Fashion Will Never Go Out of Style

We love a good second-life career story—heck, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr started a whole podcast around the idea—so of course, Abbey Lee’s pivot from model to actress is one that stands out to us. Here is someone who, at the height of her fashion career, walking some of the biggest runways and starring in major campaigns, stepped away from it all to pursue a career in Hollywood. The fashion world’s loss was certainly the entertainment world’s gain, though, because without that move, we wouldn’t have Lee’s star power in projects like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon, and HBO’s latest thriller masterpiece Lovecraft Country.

Written by Misha Green (Underground) and executive-produced by Jordan Peele, Lovecraft Country is a heart-pounding watch from start to finish featuring a timely narrative that follows a young Black man in the 1950s who sets out on a

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