Supporting Black Creatives: the Power of Politics

2021 has already provided the fashion industry with the hope of new beginnings; among them Kamala Harris, America’s first female, first Black and first Asian-American Vice President. The Biden-Harris inauguration was not just an important day for politics, but a timely reminder of the symbolic power fashion holds, and the power of political figures to help establish new designers.

Kamala Harris in Christopher John Rogers.  Image courtesy of AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite


Harris, Michelle Obama and First Lady Jill Biden stepped out onto the world’s largest stage supporting Black American designers, making instant stars out of Christopher John Rogers, Pyer Moss, and Sergio Hudson, and cementing the administration’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity after a difficult year.

Michelle Obama wears Sergio Hudson.     Photo: Shutterstock


It’s time the fashion industry committed to making real change when it comes to inclusivity, diversity, and equality.   As we celebrate Black History Month across the US,  MADE outlines some of the industry trends and collaboration strategies brands can use to make sure they’re building a business prepared for the next generation, as well as a key resource of brands to know and support right now and going forward.

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