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Remember workwear? Keep it slick in black and white | Fashion

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It took me a year to adjust to WFH. I’ve just about got there, and now it’s going to take me just as long to adjust back to working-not-from-home. Not least the question of what to wear.

Working days at home are different, even when the job is the same. They have a strangely porous quality. Even on the good days, when you get to work in a quiet room with the door shut, home life seeps in. Cooking smells waft under the door and TV canned laughter through the walls. A calendar reminder for a meeting you don’t want

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The Obstacles to Reporting on Black Representation in Fashion

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Leaders in the fashion world have pledged to address racism in their business. But to determine whether anything is improving, reporters for The New York Times felt they needed a concrete set of data about the current state of Black representation in the industry.

Reporters asked prominent brands, stores and publications to provide information about the number of Black employees and executives in their ranks — including those who design, make and sell products; walk runways; appear in ad campaigns and on magazine covers; and sit on corporate boards. But of the 64 companies contacted, only four responded fully to

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Fashion Hasn’t Been a Bystander in the Black Civil Rights Movement

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The iconic images of past protest movements bear at least one thing out: that dress is as much a political statement as a fashion one.

In each iteration of the ongoing movement for civil rights, Black people have strategically embraced certain styles in moments of protest, knowing full well fashion’s power to communicate distinct messages in the battle to shift American public consciousness on matters of race — whatever message the moment called for.

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These moments, as writer and image activist Michaela Angela Davis puts it, mark “the intersection of Blackness, fashion, politics and justice.”

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Opinion | Vogue’s Kamala Harris cover shows that diminishing powerful Black women is still in fashion

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The photo, leaked over the weekend, has been a topic of heated discussion for days. Shot by Tyler Mitchell, the first and still only black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover since his beautiful 2018 portrait of Beyoncé, the incoming vice president is pictured in her famous converse Chuck Taylor sneakers. She wears her street clothes, a dark espresso blazer and black ankle-length pants, and stands before a backdrop of pink and green drapes — the colors of her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. On her face is the expression of someone not quite ready for the camera.

Notably, an alternate,

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