Fashion

Banter by Piercing Pagoda appoints artist Tierra Whack as Creative Director

Banter by Piercing Pagoda announced Grammy- nominated rapper, songwriter, and artist Tierra Whack as the brand’s first-ever Creative Director. This collaboration amplifies the brand’s consumer-inspired focus, encouraging self-exploration and celebrating uniqueness. Known to be unapologetically herself, Whack will use her boundless creativity to engage customers with designs that elevate the brand’s bold spirit. As Creative Director, Whack has designed a capsule collection of jewelry in conjunction with designer Malyia McNaughton, a member of the Black in Jewelry Coalition.

Black Culture T-shirts Company Adds African Pride Shirts & Hats That Uses Thought Provoking Words to Promote Black Excellence

Lex Pyerse Clothing announced this week the launch of several African and Caribbean inspired apparel that is meant to empower African and Caribbeans through freedom of expression. Lex Pyerse Clothing uses motivating word clusters for their shirts and hoodies and matches them with embroidered hats to showcase the powerful Pan-African message.

STEVE MADDEN ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH HAIRBRELLA TO “SHINE IN THE STORM”

Steve Madden, one of the leading names in fashion footwear and accessories, has collaborated with Atlanta-based accessories company Hairbrella to create a special limited edition unisex bucket hat.

Sigma Beauty Is Serving Your Flawless Flush

Sigma is starting the summer strong with new and beloved shades of blushes, bronzers, and highlighters. These pressed powders are perfectly pigmented for a universally flattering flush of color and glow that lasts all day. Each shade of Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter is a part of Sigma’s Clean Beauty Program, meaning they’re free of harsh chemicals and made with the clean, safe ingredients you and your skin love.

H&M BRINGS GILDED GLAMOUR TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART’S COSTUME INSTITUTE BENEFIT

Extravagance, glitz and glamour are the themes for H&M’s one-of-a-kind looks, created exclusively for this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit in New York City. The looks, designed by H&M’s in-house design team, are inspired by this year’s exhibition theme, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, which explores the sartorial narratives that chart the evolution of American style paying homage to America’s Gilded Age – the 19th to mid-late 20th century. For each look, H&M’s designers pulled inspiration from the evolution of American style and designs of this era, focusing on the grandiose nature of the time.

Viola Davis Dons LILYSILK for People Magazine Cover and Deadline Contenders Event

LILYSILK, the world’s leading silk brand with a mission to inspire people to live spectacular, sustainable lives, has dressed Viola Davis, the renowned actress who currently stars as Michelle Obama in the new Showtime series The First Lady, for both the latest cover of People magazine and Deadline’s Contenders Television event held in Los Angeles on Monday, April 11.

Macy’s Celebrates the Brilliant Vision of Black Creatives With the Return of Icons of Style

Macy’s celebrates Black creatives with the return of Icons of Style, a collaboration with Black visionaries to help move the fashion world forward. GooGoo Atkins, Areeayl Goodwin, Matthew Harris, Jerome LaMaar, Ade Samuel and Stella and Blaise Bennett will create limited- edition seasonal collections throughout 2022 to inspire customers to embrace their personal style. Featuring exclusive designs for brands found only at Macy’s, each creative artfully designed a fashion-forward capsule of musthave items, inspired by their unique perspective and dynamic style. The first capsule of Icons of Style is available now on macys.com, the Macy’s app and select locations nationwide.

Bonnie Jennifer Introduces New Gold-Filled Beaded Gemstone Rings for Mother’s Day

Every second Sunday in May, motherhood is commemorated by honoring the love, commitment and joy that mothers bring to families, as well as their contribution to society. Showing gratitude through cards, flowers, cooking and quality time are all part of the tradition, as is gift giving, to celebrate the superwomen in life. This Spring, former social worker turned jewelry designer, Bonnie Jennifer, is launching bright, stretchable gemston rings, with her signature gold-filled ball design, just in time for Mother’s Day. Perfect for everyday wear, the rings are stackable with a comfort fit, made for moms on the go.

LILYSILK Unveils Six Limited-Edition Gift Sets for Mother’s Day

LILYSILK, the world’s leading silk brand with a mission to inspire people to live spectacular, sustainable lives, is launching six special gift sets for Mother’s Day this year.

Lily-Lark Expands Fashion-Forward Skin Protection with New LARK Line of UPF 50+ Parasols

Just as summery days begin to return, there’s a new form of skin protection under the sun. Lily- Lark’s new diffusion line of UPF 50+ parasols, Lark, will pair high design with affordability. The Lark parasol will sport a collection of 10 curated, artist-designed prints. Lily-Lark’s original signature line will introduce its own lineup of 8 new prints for Summer 2022.

Herb’N Eden Receives $1.2M Investment to Leverage Growth Opportunities

Herb’N Eden, an all-natural bath and beauty company, based in the Metro Atlanta area, has closed a $1.2M investment for business growth. Quinton and Terran Lewis founded Herb’N Eden in 2015 to bring natural skincare products to the forefront of the market. Mercantile Venture Capital led the investment with participation from The Core Venture Studio.

Angela Stevens New Brand Ambassador for KOSA Professionals

Professionals announces new brand ambassador as Emmy award-winning hairstylist, children’s book author, and mentor Angela Stevens. As a leader in the hair and beauty industry, KOSA Professionals partnership with Angela Stevens will assist in educating consumers on how to style their hair with the revolutionary tools that are safe for all hair types.

GODDESS STRENGTH COLLECTION BY CAROL'S DAUGHTER IS BACK

Carol's Daughter, a leading brand in the natural hair care space, is expanding its best-selling Goddess Strength Collection with two NEW formulas designed to nourish, replenish and strengthen hair – the Repairing Cocoon Mask and Pre-Poo Treatment. With "hair breakage" trending as one of the top beauty searches, the Carol's Daughter Goddess Strength Collection is specially formulated with Castor Oil and other natural ingredients to build strength and length retention in the hair. Both products are designed to empower naturally curly, coily and heat-styled goddesses to reach new heights and lengths in their hair care journey.

Black Fashion Designers Create The Perfect Spring Looks

The Black Fashion Week| USA runway event returned for its 7th annual fashion week over the weekend ending Black History Month and Celebrating Women’s History Month in Chicago, IL. The event took place in Chicago, IL where it all began 7 years ago with a vision to highlight designers of color, promoting and exposing their brand aesthetics to the general public nationwide in key metropolitan cities.

KISS Colors & Care Partners with Jayda Cheaves for Ambassadorship

KISS Colors & Care, an innovative, high-performance textured hair care brand from KISS Products Inc., is thrilled to announce its partnership with entrepreneur and influencer Jayda Cheaves for the brand’s women’s collection in 2022.