Milan Fashion Week showcases emerging Black designers, launches initiative to fight discrimination

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week highlighted diversity and in a new initiative that aims to promote inclusion across the industry and the return of a showcase for underrepresented designers as five days of mostly womenswear previews for Fall-Winter 2024-25 got underway on Wednesday.

An agreement signed Tuesday by the Italian fashion council, a governmental anti-discrimination office, and a nonprofit promoting African fashion seeks to “trace, identify and fight” discriminatory practices. The initiative will start with a broad survey to create a snapshot of the representation of women, people of color and other underrepresented groups across the industry, from fashion houses to suppliers.

The president of the Italian National Fashion Chamber, Carlo Capasa, told The Associated Press that he hopes to have results in a year.

Capasa said he was approached by Premier Giorgia Meloni ’s anti-discrimination office for the initiative “to understand what can be done better,” tapping the

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Everything That Happened at Stockholm’s Fashion X and Why You Need to Know About It

Tired of waiting for endless talk of change to actually spur action, the Swedish Fashion Council (SFC) drew a line in the proverbial sand and took a stand for change in the industry, establishing Fashion X last year as a way to move away from market-centric shows and focus on designers and other ways of understanding the industry. “If we look into Fashion Week, it’s [about] events connected only to fashion, and what we try to do with Fashion X is also connect fashion to culture,” SFC CEO Jennie Rosén told Vogue Runway.

The second edition of the event, which gathers fashion folk from across the globe in Stockholm, took place last week. In four jam-packed days in Stockholm, guests listened to talks (some in collaboration with Dazed) on diversity, emerging talent support, Gen Z, forestry, and the secondary market. They enjoyed African cuisine and locavore fare

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This Celebrity Makeup Artist Dropped a Y2K-Inspired Lip Oil Centered Around Black Beauty

When you garner respect for your name and talent in the beauty industry, what better way to capitalize off your expert POV than by launching your own brand? Celebrity makeup artist Scott Osbourne Jr saw this gap of opportunity for himself and decided to birth his brand Edit Beauty.

The Baltimore, Maryland native has built his reputation becoming one of the industry‘s key makeup artists working with hot names in the circuit such as Ryan Destiny and Muni Long. At just 24 years young, Scott has spent his time cultivating his craft and “editing” faces and is now set on expanding his artistry with Edit Beauty. Knowing that lips are the focal point for any beauty enthusiast’s face, the brand dropped a Y2K-inspired lip oil for its inaugural launch. “I created Edit Beauty to provide the tools needed for anyone to get the signature Scott Edit finish,”

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