A month after resigning as Supreme’s creative director, Tremaine Emory spoke candidly about his time at Supreme on the Grio Tour in an episode of the Tour Show podcast. After only two seasons with the brand, Emory announced his resignation from the streetwear brand in an open letter, in which he called out the brand for alleged “systemic racism”. In this recent interview, the former creative director revealed that Supreme’s attitude towards his provocative collaboration with Arthur Jaffa was one of the many reasons he left the brand.
“I want to make clothes that matter. And sometimes, for something important, it creates tension,” Emory told Touré. “So there are two black employees who had a problem with this artwork being exposed because Supreme was, again, immaculate, and they didn’t talk to the team and go, ‘Hey, we’re working with this artist, Arthur Jaffa, And these images are visceral. “We want you all to know, ‘They don’t do that.’
He added: “This is thoughtless. And that’s the thoughtlessness of systemic racism or misogyny or homophobia or systemic anything in all of that. That doesn’t mean they’re woke and hate black people, woke up and hate gays or woke up and hate trans people – they’re not thinking about them, and that’s part of their privilege. reason.
Comparing the work environment to a game of “whack-a-mole”, the former creative revealed that working with Supreme was a struggle from the beginning. Reporting that the streetwear brand did not give him creative freedom, Emory said that Supreme founder James Jebbia had trouble letting him go and taking on his role as creative director. As Emory reportedly focused attention on his brand Denim Tears, the designer clarified that he is not calling the brand racist.
“Does the Supreme hate me? No, but they were thoughtful about hiring an African-American creative director,” Emory said.
Fenty Beauty hits the aisles of Target
Your next Target run will soon include a new shopping experience. Fenty Beauty is heading to Ulta Beauty shelves at Target. Starting Sunday, Target shoppers will be able to purchase an exclusive assortment from Rihanna’s iconic beauty brand.
In addition to bringing full sizes of its best-selling products to Target, Fenty Beauty is launching a new assortment called Fenty Snackz. Designed to give consumers a taste of the brand, Fenty Snackz offers a series of minis and sets of Fenty Beauty’s best-selling products. According to the brand, these are “the easiest way to stock up and satisfy all your beauty cravings and join the brand if you’re new.”
“The goal has always been to make Fenty Beauty accessible to as many people as possible,” Rihanna said in a press release. “I’m excited to introduce Fenty Snacks and give Ulta Beauty at Target guests a new way to experience our brand.”
Explore Fenty Beauty now on Target.com.
Dion Libra Joins Ulta Beauty Muse Accelerator Program and Launches a New Body Wash
Dion Libra is keeping it “smoove.”
Women’s Wear Daily reports that the wellness skincare brand, which connects the care needs of Black and brown skin with mental health, is releasing its first new product since launching nearly a year ago. Smoove, available now for $38, is a PHA exfoliating cleanser for face and body that contains ingredients like snow mushroom, ginseng, and tonka bean to boost hydration and reduce irritation without drying out the skin.
Devin McGhee Kirkland, one of the brand’s founders, tells WWD they’ve been developing the cleanser for two years.
“I always thought that if you’re going to give someone skin care products and self-care products, you should give them a foundation. For me, I always say, ‘Smoove gives you the best canvas for big ups,'” she said.
McGhee also told WWD about the brand joining the Ulta Beauty Muse Accelerator program. During the program, the Deon Libra team will receive guidance directly from Mille Organics founders Monique and Melvin Rodriguez and receive $50,000 in funding.
“We always say that Black brands are overpromoted and underfunded,” McGhee Kirkland told WWD. “I appreciate that they’re also putting their money where their mouth is… because it’s one thing to gain knowledge, but if I can’t apply it and do all these things I don’t have If there’s money, you’ll be stuck.”
Ayesha Curry’s Sweet July Skin launches new serum
This week, Ayesha Curry’s Sweet July Skin welcomed a new product to its line of Caribbean-inspired skin care products. The brand’s new Soursop Vitamin C Serum combines the antioxidant power of the fruit Soursop and green tea with skin-nourishing acids designed to brighten, firm, and hydrate skin. Designed to reveal your most radiant skin, the new serum, like all Sweet July Skin products, is based on Curry’s Jamaican heritage.
“Throughout my life, I’ve learned a lot about skin care from my mother and grandmother and the natural benefits we get from superfoods like papaya and guava,” Ayesha Curry previously said. “By combining those ingredients with proven actives, we have developed a skin care experience that is great for your skin but also truly enjoyable. “I’m excited to share a little bit of my Jamaican culture with everyone through these products.”
Click here to purchase the new Soursop Vitamin C Serum.
Are you looking to get ahead of your holiday shopping? John Legend has you covered
The leaves are just starting to change color, and some people, including John Legend, already have their thoughts about the holidays.
This holiday season, Legend is uplifting historic artisan communities and making gift giving easy in the process. The entertainer spoke to Domino about her new exclusive line with Etsy, which marks her second collaboration with the retailer. The John Legend Creator collab includes 20 handmade holiday decor items and gifts ranging in price from $45 to $5,000.
For the collaboration, Legend partnered with 12 makers from around the world, including three makers from Etsy’s Uplift Makers program, which funds historic artisan communities.
“I looked for makers who made the kind of things I love, whose creativity and artistry really resonated with my tastes and the things my family loved,” he tells Domino.
Olivier Rousteing makes spectacular comeback after being stolen during Balmain Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2024 show
As the old saying goes, it’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. Just ask Olivier Rousteing, whose Balmain spring/summer ready-to-wear 2024 show was almost sabotaged when his newly designed truck was hijacked and 50 pieces were looted. Despite the theft, Rousteing told WWD that his atelier managed to reproduce 70 percent of the stolen fashions.
The runway show debuted satin polka dot looks, tailored suit dresses with gold accents, maximalist sequin flowers, regal florals and vibrant pops of color. Discussing the line backstage, she told the publication that she knows her line is bolder during the era of “quiet luxury” and minimalism in fashion.
“I don’t want to try to play the role of a minimalist designer, because at the end of the day, that’s not who I am,” he said. “I think people today should be about identity and the power of DNA. Because there’s one thing you shouldn’t lose, no matter what the trend, and that’s who you are. I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for what I am not. “That’s always been my mantra.”
Nike adds HBCU-inspired Terminator collection for homecoming season
According to Hypebeast, Nike continues to honor historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with its newly unveiled “Terminator High” sneaker design. Having already honored other HBCUs like Clark Atlanta University and Hampton University, Nike is now turning its attention to Spelman College, Tuskegee University, and Alabama A&M University. In honor of the unique legacies of these HBCUs, each sneaker design features the school’s colors, founding year, an homage to their mascot, and more.
Although Nike has not revealed an official release date for these HBCU-inspired sneakers, they will reportedly retail for $135 each.
Iman, Pat Cleveland, Naomi Campbell cover Vanity Fair Italia and other new magazine covers we’re loving
Earlier this week, Vanity Fair Italia unveiled the cover of its fashion issue, featuring 21 of the world’s most coveted fashion models, including Iman, Pat Cleveland, and Naomi Campbell.
This cover comes as fashion month is coming to an end, and as there is renewed interest in fashion history. From several high-profile documentaries to fashion industry icons reaching new milestones in their careers (like Campbell releasing her first line with PrettyLittleThing), the legacy of legendary models has been a hot topic.
Iman became famous during the 1970s and became an inspiration for many designers including Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Thierry Mugler and Donna Karan. Cleveland rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s modeling for the Ebony Fashion Fair and beyond. Campbell, who stars in the Apple TV+ documentary series “The Supermodels,” became one of the fashion industry’s brightest stars during the supermodel heyday of the ’90s.
Other recent covers we loved include Victoria Monet channeling Bridgerton Barbie on the cover of Galore, Precious Lee delivering abstract glamor on the cover of Elle Brazil, Usher sporting a futuristic leather look on a motorcycle for Zeit Magazine, Aoki Lee Simmons Posing in polka dots involves posing. For Teen Vogue and Pharrell’s side profile on the cover of Business of Fashion.
Take a look at the gallery below!
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