One of the most highly anticipated and popular fashion week is happening as we speak: New York Fashion Week. You have to love Fashion Month. Last week, Copenhagen hosted their fashion week and Stockholm just recently ended as well. Now, it is New York’s turn to shine and give us the catwalks we’ve been waiting for from our fave designers for AW19. We all love the runway shows as much as the next fashionista, but between the shows is where the true style and excitement.
Street style is probably one of the best parts of fashion week. It shows predictions for next season’s trends and provides us with all kind of style inspiration from our favorite bloggers, editors, and celebrities. Fashion Month honestly could not have come at a better time of (Black History Month), so I wanted to take this time to highlight 10 Black fashion editors with immaculate street style.
Julia Sarr-Jamois (@sarrjamois)
Julia Sarr-Jamois is the Fashion Editor-at-Large at British Vogue and is also the Senior Fashion Editor-at-Large at i-D Magazine. She is also a stylist and consultant to many well-known brands like Kenzo and Moschino. With an eye for style, it is no wonder she is included in many magazine’s best dressed columns.
Chrissy Rutherford (@chrissyford)
Chrissy Rutherford is senior Digital Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar. She also runs Harper’s Bazaar‘s Instagram account. At Harper’s Bazaar, she focuses on the latest and best celebrity style, while also possessing the best style.
Michelle Elie (@michelle_elie)
Labeled as The Street Avant-Garde Queen (by me), Michelle Elie is American-Haitian designer behind the accessories brand, PRIM. In addition to her avant grade lifestyle, Elie has been a stylist, freelancer for magazines, and modeled.
Tamu McPherson (@tamumcpherson)
Tamu McPhersom is the former Editor-In-Chief of Grazia. McPherson has written and contributed pieces at Vogue Pelle, Elle Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, and more. With experience in photography, she has captured street style for Glamour Italia. McPherson is now has her own platform, All The Pretty Birds, as the main blogger and editor.
Jan-Michael Quammie (@jan.quammie)
Jan-Michael Quammie is the former Editor-In-Chief of Material Magazine. She also was a fashion director at Germany’s InStyle Magazine. In addition, Quammie use to be a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-a-porter (She became head buyer at Net-a-porter). She is currently the Style Director of Highsnobiety as of August of 2018.
Nana Agyemang (@itsreallynana)
Nana Agyemang is the Social Media Editor at New York Magazine and The Cut magazine. She is also the CEO and Founder of the girl boss platform, EveryStylishGirl, which showcases women of all races who are breaking down barriers in society and bossing up. With EveryStylishGirl, Agyemang has created a space for women of color to be empowered, project their influence, and have their voices be heard.
Candace Marie Stewart (@marie_mag_)
Candace Marie Stewart is the Senior Social Media Manager for Barney’s New York. She has also dabbled freelance work and managed social media and other digital aspects for companies like People, Vine, Essence, and Refinery29. She is the creative director behind her own platform called Marie Mag, which has been featured in Vogue and collaborated with brands like A Cold Wall and Nike.
Shiona Turini (@shinoat)
Shiona Turini operates her own freelance company for styling, brand development, costume design, and creative consultation. Her work experience is superb, considering she has worked with some of our celebrity faves. She was a stylist for Beyonce’s “Formation” video. She also worked with Solange for visuals for “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes In The Sky”. Not to mention, she has done wardrobe for the HBO show starring Issa Rae, Insecure, for their 3rd season. Other notable job positions Turini has held includes contributing editor at The Cut and Fashion Director of Cosmopolitan.
Donna Wallace (@itsdwallace)
Donna Wallace is the Fashion and Accessories Editor at British Vogue, styling and focusing on the upcoming and current trends. She was formerly the Accessories Director at ELLE Magazine. Her eye for style and trends is clearly seen in her street style moments.
Lindsay Wagner (@lpeopleswagner)
Saving the best for last, Lindsay Peoples Wagner is the Editor-In-Chief at Teen Vogue. Climbing through the ranks, she started as an intern and then, assistant to Elaine Welteroth, the former EIC of Teen Vogue. She is also the former Fashion Editor and New York Magazine and The Cut. In 2017, Wagner won a ASME Next award for outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under 30. Wagner plans to utilize her platform and status to bring more attention to the need for true diversity and inclusivity for Teen Vogue and NYFW. If you have not read her article “What It’s Really Like To Be Black And Work In Fashion”, you should definitely read it.
There are many other Black women including Elaine Welteroth, Tiffany Reid, Claire Sulmers, and others in the fashion industry who are using their influence and platforms to showcase women of color in positive aspects, make sure their voices are heard, and bringing diversity and inclusion into the fashion industry as as a mainstay and not a trend.