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With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

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black celebrities, black designers, black girl magic, fashion collabs, gabrielle union, inclusive fashion, new york company, raven goodwin, were going to need more clothes -

With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

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body positivity, ed razek, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, lgbtqia, representation matters, trans rights, victorias secret -

We’re not sure there’s a more delicate way to put this, but the world’s best known lingerie brand has really been showing its ass lately, all in an attempt to continue restricting the talent in its annual lingerie show—the largest in the world—to exclusively straight-sized, able-bodied, cis models.

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british vogue, edward enninful, inclusive beauty, inclusive fashion, representation matters -

When veteran stylist and creative director Edward Enninful took the helm at British Vogue last December, he became the first black editor in its 101-year history. He promised readers “an old friend with a fresh face; a modern refresh that feels feminine, chic and ultimately classic.”

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asos, beyonce jay z tour, inclusive fashion, laquan smith, laquan smith x asos, on the run ii tour -

‘Tis the season to get snatched! Beyoncé opened this year’s On the Run II tour wearing custom LaQuan Smith—and now, you can open your presents wearing his designs (or just scandalize your office party in one of his zip-front minidresses).

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black celebrities, black girl magic, black magazine covers, black models, black supermodels, diversity in fashion, inclusive beauty, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, joan smalls, magazine covers, naomi campbell, representation matters -

What’s this, you ask? Oh, just another crop of black girl magical magazine covers for fall. In fact, there have been so many since September’s record-breaking number that we’ve decided it’s best to just round them up twice monthly, to keep you up to date on who’s covering us. Our last check-in was a mere two weeks…

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adut akech, adwoa aboah, black excellence, black models, black supermodels, british fashion awards, british fashion council, fashion industry, inclusive fashion, model, virgil abloh, winnie harlow -

Black beauty continues to disrupt and redefine the fashion industry, this time dominating the Model of the Year category at the upcoming British Fashion Awards, which announced its nominees on Tuesday. Contenders for the title at this year’s ceremony, which will take place on Dec. 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall,…

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adonis bosso, black beauty, black bodies, black models, freedom 90, george michael, inclusive beauty, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, maria borges, maxwell, maxwellsinger, riley montana, shame -

Singer-songwriter Maxwell has long been known for making beautiful songs. But his recently released ballad, “Shame,” also brings us a bevy of beautiful people, as the artist recruited some of the world’s most buzzed-about black models for his latest video.

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black fashion, black magazine covers, black models, celebs, inclusive fashion, magazines, models, september issue, trend -

If it seems like we’re running one of these stories every other week (or more), we are—and that’s a good thing. Bucking the longstanding trend of primarily white models and celebs covering magazines, we’ve been seeing a rash of magazines covered by black women this fall—and it’s a trend we’re trying to help make a…

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fashion for all, inclusive fashion, j crew, lashaunae steward, plus size fashion, soho, universal standard -

All-inclusive luxury basics line Universal Standard continues to break barriers when it comes to democratizing fashion—both in-store, and underneath it all. In the past week, the brand has made two major announcements. First, it’s moving into the underwear arena with its upcoming “Foundation” line, a series of…

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body image, body politics, christian siriano, chromat, dia co, inclusive fashion, message clothing, message tees, new york fashion week, prabal gurung, statement tees, the curvy con -

Major fashion statements are expected at New York Fashion Week, but this season, they were literal. Though statement tees have been appearing on runways for several years now, designers took the trend to the next level this season, as film characters, political messages, and slogans of self-love all strutted down the…

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duckie thot, fenty beauty, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, joan smalls, new york fashion week, nyfw, rihanna, savage x fenty, slick woods, the fenty effect -

Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn’t know how to create a buzz. For the final event of New York Fashion Week, the multitalented bad gal knew Savage x Fenty’s Fall-Winter presentation had to shut it down; which she did in inimitable, all-inclusive fashion.

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diversity and inclusion, inclusive fashion, kelly rowland, new york fashion week, nyfw, prabal gurung, robin givhan, spring fashion, tiffany haddish -

Color! Shades! Shapes! Fluidity! These are all things we love to see in any collection of clothing, but we love seeing it even more on the runway, which is what made watching designer Prabal Gurung’s Spring-Summer 2019 presentation such a delight.

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dia co, gabourey sidibe, inclusive fashion, lizzo, new york fashion week, nyfw, plus size fashion, the curvy con, tracy reese, venus williams -

As more and more designers are including are including fuller-figured models on their runways (Cushnie, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and the always inclusive Chromat, to name a few), it’s easy to applaud the fashion world for finally taking notice of the fact that big girls (surprise!) like to be well-dressed, too.

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black girl magic, black models, duckie thot, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, victorias secret, winnie harlow -

They’ve still yet to cast any fuller-figured bodies, but Victoria’s Secret is at least keeping its annual runway show colorful, casting a new crop of melanated models for its 2018 event in November, which will be televised worldwide.

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cardi b, cardi b offset marriage, chromat, diversity and inclusion, inclusive fashion, jeremy scott, new york fashion week, nyfw, offset -

Remember earlier this week, when life was simpler, and we were all gleefully awaiting the arrival of new spring trends via New York Fashion Week as Cardi B calmly sat front row in an array of splashy outfits?

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bad gal riri, inclusive fashion, lingerie, lingerie for black women, new york fashion week, nyfw, rihanna, savage x fenty -

It’s been a year since Rihanna’s last runway outing with Puma, but this upcoming New York Fashion Week, she’ll be giving us something much more revealing to look forward to.

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geena rocero, inclusive beauty, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, indya moore, lgbtqia, pose, pose fx, transgender, transgender celebrities -

With her high cheekbones, full lips and long, lithe limbs, it’s hard to believe that Pose actress Indya Moore isn’t better known as a model. After all, she’s modeled for Dior and Gucci and walked in New York Fashion Week.

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body politics, body positivity, inclusive fashion, old navy, plus size fashion -

Fun fact: I am a longtime devotee of Old Navy jeans. Aside from the obviously stellar price-\ point (I’ve rarely if ever bought a pair for more than $35, thanks in large part to Old Navy’s equally stellar sales), they are one of the few brands to produce fits that consistently and accurately accommodate my very…

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