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Gucci Issues Internal Statement About Blackface Sweater

Update #2, February 12: On Monday evening, Fashionista published an internal memo circulated among Gucci employees.In the statement, CEO Marco Bizzarri says "We made a mistake. A big one. Because of cultural ignorance, but ignorance is not an excuse. And we accept responsibility for this mistake. Yet there is no way of thinking nor believing that this could have ever been intentional."Bizzarri continued: "We have created a shared corporate culture that makes us unique. From the very start in 2...
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Dapper Dan Issues Statement About Gucci Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


Dapper Dan Holds Gucci Accountable For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia, Dapper Dan Holds Gucci


Why Tibi Founder Amy Smilovic Could Be America’s Most Fascinating Designer

It turns out America’s most coveted and intriguing fashion brand isn’t a new one. Tibi, created and designed by Georgia-born Amy Smilovic — a former advertising exec with no formal training in fashion —has been operating independently for 22 years (that’s like 122 in fashion years). But unlike countless other white-hot brands that have languished nearly as swiftly as they launched, or some legacy labels that lose their way a little bit more with every passing year, Tibi has seemingly done the i...
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How To Have The Best Squad Trip In Charleston

Charleston is having a moment: In 2016, the city was rated the number one city in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row — and the best city in the world — by Travel + Leisure. Be it the comfort food or Southern hospitality, people keep coming back for more. It's is an increasingly popular destination for bachelorette parties, weekend trips, or a plain stopover.So, what exactly makes this place so irresistible? For Olivia Mitchell Brock, a locally-based interior designer and blogger at Lacquered...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sean Brock, South, Mediterranean, Folly Beach, Leon, Charleston, Don, Brock, Ashley, Hampden, Sullivan, Waterfront Park, East Bay Street, Tradd Street