On Friday, September 10th, I attended NYFW’s “The Talks 21stCentury Collectors,” where Jian DeLeon, men’s fashion and editorial director at Nordstrom, moderated panelists Josh Luber, co-founder of StockX and founder and CEO of Stealth Mode Startup; Lynn Yaeger, writer and contributing editor at Vogue; Caitlin Donovan, head of department, handbags, streetwear, and sneakers at Christie’s, and Angelo Baque, founder creative director, Awake NY & Angelo Baque Studios discussed how they became collectors and the culture surrounding collecting within fashion.
Essence is so much more than just a magazine for black women. Essence has become the number one media, technology, and commerce company for black women to date. This year Essence held their Essence Fashion House in NYC at Affirmation Arts, to continue the celebration of the first Essence Best in Black Fashion Awards. Essence Fashion House brought together black designers, stylists, influencers, and fashions lovers for an all-day fashion extravaganza. During the day-long event, guests were apart of panel discussions, a master class, and runway shows.