“Heavy is the crown
and yet she wears it as if it was a feather.
There is strength in her heart,
determination in her eyes
and the will to survive resides within her soul. She is you.
a queen.” -R.H. Sin
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale were the headliners in New York’s Fall 2016 Fashion Week and they sure opened the show with a bang! The theme, I Am Dark and Lovely, was all about embracing all aspects of the African American woman and everything it embodies. The event featured an array of designers, showcasing women with every texture, length, and style. Representation matters, finally, a runway show primarily focusing on afro-textured hair. I was so grateful to have been a part of this, an experience I will never forget. I must say, my anxiety was through the roof, as I was both excited and nervous at the same time. Check out the highlights below.
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Designer: Samantha Black