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designer spotlight - 7115 by szeki

designer spotlight - 7115 by szeki

every 7115 piece is designed in new york (and now copenhagen!) and expertly crafted in small batches by their in-house production studio in guangzhou city, china. because szeki owns 100% of her production outright, she controls every step of the garment-making process from the first cut. her production studio is a well-appointed space, and her mom (so awesome!) is her production manager. szeki's sustainability approach encompasses crafting well-made clothes that rarely need replacing, limiting excess waste, and sourcing fibers that are both environmentally and animal friendly. she's currently repurposing fabric scraps into reusable masks, and she's always looking for ways to improve...

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black HERstory - symone shaw

black HERstory - symone shaw

WORDS TO LIVE BY:“Present. Patient. Peaceful.” I love to be truly present in every moment. It took a while for me to learn how to be patient but everyone’s journey in life moves at a different speed and I learned to be so content with having patience regarding my aspirations and the process they require to achieve them.

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black HERstory - maya drake

black HERstory - maya drake

FAVORITE QUOTE:“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” -Maya Angelou.ANYTHING ELSE:I believe that knowledge is wisdom, but I don’t mean educational knowledge, I mean life knowledge. The more you see, the more you know, the more questions you ask, the more you learn. To earn wisdom, seek knowledge.

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black HERstory - michele jenkins-utomi

black HERstory - michele jenkins-utomi

MY PERSONAL STYLE:Classic, but with a definitive edge!! At this point, I’m shouting out basic. and one of its staple designer’s, Kaarem ...beautiful fabric, well-made, clean, elegant lines with a little bit of drama in each piece. What else can I say? She gets me.

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