Fashion’s Race Problem And Its Relationship With Hip-Hop, High Fashion And Beyond


Kanye West’s comments on fashion’s race problem last week have got us thinking about the industry’s blind spot and its complex relationship with hip-hop, high fashion and beyond.

On October 16th HuffPost Live took a closer look at the subject. Host Marc Lamont Hillwas joined by an amazing panel of folks, including Vogue’s first back cover model and entrepreneur, Beverly Johnson; editorial brand manager for BET and image activist,Michaela Angela Davis; founder and CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row, Brandice Henderson; Cosmopolitan magazine’s fashion market director, Shiona Turini; and HuffPost BlackVoices’ style and beauty editor, Julee Wilson.

The discussion was spirited to say the least, as the panel delved deep into the reasoning and repercussions of racism within fashion. In other words, it got real!

Check out the full segment from the huffpostlive

Does Hip-Hop Glorify Brands That Shut It Out? Full segment

Hosted by:

  • Marc Lamont Hill


  • Beverly Johnson @beverlyjohnson1 (New York, NY) Supermodel; First Black Model on the Cover of Vogue
  • Brandice Henderson-Daniel @hfrmovement (New York, NY) Founder & CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row
  • Julee Wilson @MissJulee (New York, NY) HuffPost Black Voices Style & Beauty Editor
  • Michaela Angela Davis @MichaelaAngelaD (Brooklyn, NY) Image Activist
  • Shiona Turini @shionat (New York, NY) Fashion Market Director, Cosmopolitan Magazine

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