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KortoProject Runway Alum Korto Momolu Brings Designs to the Cole Steven’s Salon During Inauguration Weekend 

I heard it said once that Black Women need a new publicist to spin the bad press we always get. Actually, I think I’m the one who said that.  We have a bad rap for being unsupportive and catty; pushing one another off the summit of success so we can hog it for ourselves. I blame the Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. I’ll happily play the role of spin doctor.  Last week,  Diane Cole Stevens of the Cole Stevens Salon hosted designer and stylist Korto Momolu’s Trunk Show. Diane and Korto formed their relationship a few years back after the publicist they both shared introduced the...

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The Fashionable Ascent of Nigeria’s Jewel by Lisa

Tribal_Print2Lisa Folawiyo is, via her Jewel by Lisa collections, poised to do for Nigerian ankara what Vivienne Westwood did for Celtic tartan: take a traditional, symbolism-loaded fabric, and by combining it with contemporary silhouettes, transform it into a universally-coveted fashion staple. Folawiyo is extrapolating tribalism to create the ne plus ultra in globalist design.

Like her Anglo-Nigerian style brother, Duro Olowo, Folawiyo is a master of combining print with color, and texture with...

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