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A fashion history podcast celebrating the past and present contributions of black people around the world to the fashion industry. It's black history, but make it fashion! Hosted by Taniqua. Continue Reading >>
A fashion history podcast celebrating the past and present contributions of black people around the world to the fashion industry. It's black history, but make it fashion! Hosted by Taniqua. << Show Less
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Ep. 49 | How Black Models Changed the Fashion Industry Models like Donyale Luna, Pat Cleveland, Beverly Johnson and more paved the way for models today. In episode 49 of #BlackFashionHistory, Taniqua discusses Black models accomplished many "firsts" and changed the fashion industry. Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback!
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Ep. 49 | How Black Models Changed the Fashion Industry Models like Donyale Luna, Pat Cleveland, Beverly Johnson and more paved the way for models today. In episode 49 of #BlackFashionHistory, Taniqua discusses Black models accomplished many "firsts" and changed the fashion industry. Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback!
Ep. 48 | How Yahne Sangare Became Africa's Famous Model Liberian model Yahne Sangare covered the June 1967 issue of Jet magazine where she was named "Africa's Famous Model." In episode 48 of #BlackFashionHistory, Taniqua discusses how Liberian journalist, model, designer and UN correspondent broke into fashion and the influence of African models on the industry. Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback!
Ep. 47 | The Night Fashion Ate Chitlins In episode 47 of #BlackFashionHistory, Taniqua discusses the Basic Black fashion show of 1969 and its impact on fashion history. Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  Episode sponsor: Visit ofuure.com and use code BLACKFASHIONHISTORY for 10% off And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! #BlackFashionHistory
Ep. 46 | Therez Fleetwood, The Queen of Afrocentric Design Originally from Boston, MA where she got her start in fashion, Therez started designing clothes at the age of 12 and sold her first dress on the famed Newbury Street at the age of 15. This was quite an accomplishment at that age as Newbury Street was home to Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and Diane Von Furstenberg, just to name a few. Therez moved to New York to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology studying Fashion Design.  She launched her fashion career designing Afrocentric attire under the PheZula Collection label where she sold to specialty boutiques throughout New York City, created custom designs for private clientele and designed for celebrities including EnVogue, Vanessa Williams, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, Yolanda Adams, Kim Fields, Sheri Headly, and Shanice. Listen to her story. Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! Guest Info www.therezfleetwood.com info@therezfleetwood.com www.facebook.com/therezfleetwood www.instagram.com/therezfleetwood #BlackFashionHistory
Ep. 45 | How Designer Cassandra Bromfield Broke into the Fashion Industry Cassandra Bromfield began her fashion career in the 1980’s. Simultaneously working for herself, Ms. Bromfield also worked freelance for a number of years with Audrey Smaltz and the Ground Crew. That company did backstage management for fashion shows which included 7th on 6th, Fashion Week, MTV and more. Her signature style includes patchworked fabrics and one of these garments has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York. Listen to her story. Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! Guest Social Media Info https://cassandra-bromfield.myshopify.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/cassandrabromfielddesigner/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/cassandrabromfieldreadytowear/ #BlackFashionHistory
Ep. 44 | The King of Chic with Menswear Designer Shaka King Shaka King has made a strong impression in the fashion industry since 1991. He's designed for countless athletes, artists and more. He has been praised by both national and international press.  Fairchild Publications-Daily News Record, the New York Times, VIBE, Essence and E! are just a few of the media outlets that have hailed King as a pioneer of the upscale urban chic style, dubbing him the “King of Chic.” Listen to his story.    Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! Guest Social Media Info www.shakaking.com https://www.instagram.com/shakakingmenswear/ https://www.facebook.com/shakakingny https://twitter.com/kingofchic1   #BlackFashionHistory
Ep. 43 | Creator of the Crush Cap, Milliner Lisa McFadden Lisa McFadden is a New York City designer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. She was critiqued by French couturier Pierre Cardin who, upon seeing her student work,  said she was a designer who 'knows her job'. Her headpieces entitled ‘Golden Child’ and ‘Bird of Paradise’ have been displayed with the group at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery for the 2018 ‘Holiday’ and 2019 ‘Camp’ themed  exhibits, respectively. She has collaborated with fashion icon Stephen Burrows’ for New York Fashion Week, and Byron Lars  and Sheila Gray of In Earnest. Listen to her story.  Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! Guest Info: https://www.lisamcfadden.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lisamcfaddenmillinery/   #BlackFashionHistory
Ep. 41 | 4 Vintage Black Magazines You Never Heard of But Need to Know Tainqua discusses four (4) vintage Black magazines that provided fashion and style inspiration from the 1950’s to the 2000s.  Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment to rate and review the show. We love hearing your feedback! #BlackFashionHistory
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