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Ruth E. Carter Talks Coming 2 America’s Costumes in Interview

“This is my office,” Ruth E. Carter says during a recent Zoom call, turning her phone to show the space, in her Los Angeles home, where she works. “Lately I’ve been working out of here more than I normally do.”

The room is less cluttered than you might expect—having sketches visible on the wall, Carter says, could violate nondisclosure agreements in the age of videoconferencing—but it’s still clearly the playground of a creative mind. There’s a dress form in one corner waiting to be draped in fabric, and the room is packed with books, objets from Africa, and files full

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Asian American Fashion Community Unites To #StopAsianHate

In recent weeks, harrowing incidents of hate crimes towards Asian American elders across the country have run rampant. In New York City alone, hate crimes towards Asian communities have risen by 1,900%, according to NYPD data—and the fashion community is speaking out. The #StopAsianHate movement has emerged thanks to prominent Asian-American designers, editors, entrepreneurs, and influencers, who are using their platforms to eliminate cruelty towards those with similar heritage.

Prominent figures are also sharing their personal experiences with racism, in order to raise awareness of the deep-seated problem. Within the last several days, a wave of posts on social

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Biden stimulus shows new era of politics

The disparity between the reception to President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus plan and President Biden’s is the result of several seismic shifts in American politics — the most dramatic of which may be the apparent impact of the pandemic on attitudes about the role of government in helping the economy.

Since the outset of the coronavirus, polling has found substantial support among Americans for providing more government aid for those in need. That is partially due to the nature of the current crisis, which for a time opened a deeper economic hole than even the Great Recession. But the shift

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Is fashion dead?

The scene is a motel in northwest North Dakota, 2019. A woman and her very chic, very New York adult daughter are the only female guests in a motel stuffed with oil and gas workers.

The women emerge from the elevator and run smack into two rough-looking oil guys. One of the men points to the daughter’s handbag. “Ma’am, is that a Go Yard?” he asks.

“Umm, yes, it’s a Goyard,” she says, citing Maison Goyard, the venerable French high-end design house.

“Man, how do you know what a Go Yard is?” asks the incredulous second oil guy.

“I like

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The American Designer Betting on OnlyFans | News & Analysis

Rebecca Minkoff, the designer known for her $300 leather crossbody handbags, has nearly one million followers on Instagram. On her profile, she shares a mélange of photos and videos, including product images from the brand’s latest accessory or fragrance launch, interviews with actresses and fashion insiders and on occasion, cheeky quotes.

But for those seeking more, Minkoff is now offering a premium content experience to her followers and customers. Today, the American accessories maven launches an OnlyFans account, making her the first well-known designer to do so. The debut is tied to New York Fashion Week, and to kick things

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Asian-American Owned Brands to Support 2021: Beauty & Fashion

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Have you checked in on your Asian friends lately? They’re likely feeling tense, anxious, and just a little on edge about their community these days. ICYMI, there’s been an unsettling uptick of anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination since the pandemic started, and, unfortunately, almost one year later, it’s become painfully clear that this ugly behavior is in no way over. 

Popular digital platforms like Peloton and TikTok have publicly posted about this anti-Asian discrimination and ensuing violence recently, and countless notable figures including Chrissy Teigen, Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Ling, and social activist Amanda Nguyen

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