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For some reason this year feels different, in spite of all the killings and all the negativity surrounded by our government, we stand stronger than we have ever been.

We are starting our own businesses, we are taking control of any trauma we have dealt with in our past and we are turning it into love and positivity. We are raising our children with more love and less anger. We are working so hard to overcome our own troubles together and learning more about how beautiful our blackness is everyday.

In wake of all these brands showing us their true colors I want to shed light on a fashion designer by the name of Patrick Kelly. He was an African American fashion designer in the 70’s and 80’s, his work consisted of pop culture and black folklore. Patrick Kelly was the first African American designer to have a luxury international Fashion house. He was the first American to be inducted into the Chambré Syndicale that housed some of your favorite brands like: Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, and Maison Margiela to name a few. He spoke out against discrimination in the industry, he supported and designed for women of all shapes and sizes, and was one of the first designers to put mostly African American women in his campaigns and on the runway. It bothered me that his work is constantly shown in all of these high end brand names but not one person has taken the time to express that or better yet give credit. 

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