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American Beauty: Brandon Maxwell Makes Old-School Glamour Accessible for All

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American Beauty: Brandon Maxwell Makes Old-School Glamour Accessible for All

By: Maiysha Kai via https://theglowup.theroot.com

Designer Brandon Maxwell has long been a believer in black girl magic—and equally, a proponent of good, old-fashioned glamour. There was no shortage of both on his Spring-Summer 2019 runway, as he sent a series of retro-inspired silhouettes down the runway at New York City’s Classic Car Club on Saturday afternoon.

With nods to his native Texas via neck kerchiefs and the occasional cowboy boot, Maxwell’s latest collection channels the type of old school, big money glamour that has traditionally excluded women of color. Maxwell juxtaposes society doyenne-ready clothing with the melanated beauty of models Joan Smalls, Imaan Hammam, Dillone, Cindy Bruna and at least a dozen more models of color. In doing so, the designer makes a …

 

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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