VISUALS

April 6, 2017

Meet Emiko.  

I met Emiko at The Girl Mob's Clothing Swap event where she showed out in this edgy fit. Wanting to pay homage to The Girl Mob's goal of empowering women of color, her style is emblematic of some of the most significant styles created by women of color, such as the ripped jeans with fishnets. One thing that women of color are renowned  for is their  ability to innovate. Emiko's style  highlights this by her D...

March 24, 2017

Meet Yari. 

Yari is making major moves for women of color in New York City. She is the founder and "Chief Fly Officer" aka Editor in Chief of The Girl Mob, a website that highlights and celebrates women of color in all of their glory. The site features monthly podcasts, playlists, recipes, events, features on other dope women of color, and general life advice, empowerment, and uplift. This phenomenal woman is a lady of many hat...

March 15, 2017

Meet Larry. From Nashville, Tennessee, Larry uses fashion to get back to his roots. After receiving his degree in Fashion Design from the historic Howard University, he now is completing his Master's in Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City. 

The outfit you see pictured is from a collaborative project, where the goal was to create a collection of outfits that represented our individual identities. Ea...

March 9, 2017

Sophia Akiko is the granddaughter of a refugee. She is the daughter of a woman who is deemed an "alien" in the land that she has lived in for over 20 years. She will never be ashamed of either.

Sophia resides in Seattle, WA as a commentator for Youth Radio and spoken word artist. As a Japanese Greek American, she uses fashion to communicate the identity that has shaped her experience because "she cannot afford to hide". She st...

February 20, 2017

Welcome to VISUALS! My name is Dominique. I'm currently pursuing a Master's degree in Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City. My passion lies at the intersection between fashion, culture, and social justice. That is why I created VISUALS. As a conditionally White passing woman of color, I try to communicate my cultural identity visually. Such as in this photo. This outfit was created by yours truly. The t...

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