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Pharrell Williams Succeeds The Late Virgil Abloh As The Men's Creative Director For Louis Vuitton

Pharrell Williams has been named the newest men’s creative director of Louis Vuitton.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 14, 2023

Versace VP Salehe Bembury Named Footwear News 2020 Designer of the Year

More Black designers are getting their proper shine this year, and Salehe Bembury — Vice President of Sneakers & Men’s Footwear at Versace — is the latest among the bunch to be recognized for his achievements. Bembury, a renowned designer that’s credited with bringing the Italian fashion brand to the forefront of the sneaker scene, has been named the 2020 Designer of the Year by Footwear News. Versace, Versace! Salehe Bembury, @Versace ’s VP of sneakers and men’s footwear, has been named the 2020 Designer of the Year by FN. The renowned designer has brought the Italian brand to the forefront of the fashion sneaker scene. — Footwear News (@FootwearNews) October 28, 2020 According to Footwear News , Bembury helped introduce Versace’s Chain Reaction sneaker to the fashion world in 2018 and most recently its Squalo and Trigreca styles as well. Additionally, this year he’s also been stepping into his own independent projects to further his impact in the industry....

Njera Perkins

Nov 2, 2020

This Black Designer is Collaborating With Foot Locker to Honor Women in Streetwear

Come mid-November, streetwear designer Olivia Anthony will release a new collection for Foot Locker Women called “Destined to Liv.” According to Girls United , the global sneaker brand commissioned the Brooklyn-based Birmingham, Alabama native to be a part of its “Behind Her Label” series, an initiative that celebrates female designers and sheds light on the industry’s gender gap. The other designers in the series include NYC-based artists Amanda Litzinger and Shana Sadeghi-Ray. “When I first got the email, I was shook,” Anthony told GU about the collaboration. Long before this new partnership, Anthony founded LIV Streetwear —a brand she launched from her dorm room in 2012, and was heavily inspired by 90’s fashion and the founder of Walker Wear, April Walker. As a result, 90’s-loving celebrities like Kehlani and SZA have been spotted wearing Anthony’s designs. Now she’s emerging further into the spotlight to promote an upcoming collection filled with bright colors, unique textures,...

Niki McGloster

Oct 27, 2020