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We have all seen recent headlines of Madrid Fashion Week turning away "too skinny models". Organizers, Pasarela Cibeles, along with Spanish health authorities used the body mass index (which measures weight according to height) to judge who would be able
A beret, afro, and leather jacket in black conjures one image in my mind. That image is of the men and women of the Oakland based political group the Black Panthers. Hundreds of ideas about this group also form, but there contribution to fashion lags strangely behind. Ironically it is there image, through fashion, that makes the Black Panther Party the visually strong group they are. Kathleen Cleaver and others like her emerged from the shadows of the Oakland streets to the forefront of the political 60’s to define a generation of black women. With not much finance to build with, imagination played the role in creating the image we know today. Simple pieces with ample movement lend to the look. It would inspire strength for some and fear in others. Having been bound to media standards, BPP women wanted and needed to set themselves apart by embracing the fear of being their whole self. Black, the color of choice, for items such as tight turtle necks and hard leather jackets created a silhouette of strength and dominance of ones personal future. The black beret made a statement of the modern militia; we are organized, in charge and take note […]