Must Read: Black in Fashion Council and IMG Launch Directory of Black Professionals, The Rise of Perfume Collaborations

Designer Adreain Guillory of Ajovang at the Black In Fashion Council Discovery showrooms at New York Fashion Week Spring 2022.

These are the stories that make fashion headlines on Wednesday.

Black in Fashion Council and IMG Launch Directory of Black Fashion Professionals
IMG’s Color of Change and #ChangeFashion, along with the Black in Fashion Council, launched a phone book aimed at solving fashion’s exclusivity problem with a racial equity roadmap and resources. The first-of-its-kind guide features the profiles and resumes of more than 300 black industry professionals — from photographers to makeup artists, decorators and more — around the world. The directory is only available to businesses that have signed on to the #ChangeFashion roadmap. {WWD}

Fragrance brands harness the potential of collaborations
“As the fragrance market grows and collaborations become de rigueur for consumer goods, collaborative fragrances offer many opportunities for streetwear and niche fragrance brands to expand their reach,” writes Emily Jensen for Fashion company. In the article, Jensen explores how collaborations have become an attractive alternative to standard licensing agreements for niche perfume houses. “A successful partnership can be mutually beneficial for both the fragrance brand and the streetwear collaborator, as the former can earn a coveted stamp of approval from a young, fashion-forward audience, and the latter can gain the expertise of an established brand within an esoteric product category.” {fashion company}

Giorgio Armani on his long career and his legacy
Jessica Iredale interviewed Giorgio Armani, the legendary 87-year-old designer who remains “the emperor of fashion and luxury business,” in a profile for the March issue of City & Country. Armani is an outlier in an industry dominated by conglomerates and consumed by youth, building Giorgio Armani SpA, of which he has retained full control. The designer spoke about his long career with Iredale, saying he wanted to leave a legacy of “hard work, respect and attention to reality”. {City & Country}

Why Minimalist Luxury Brands Are Cutting Down Their Designs
If a tot-sized capsule from The Row is any indication of how much fashion parents are willing to go for a fashionable child, then you can bet the future of kids’ fashion will appeal to minimalist, sporty adults. luxury. Elizabeth Holmes took a closer look at this shrunken adult aesthetic in the March issue for She, writing about small cult-favorite brands offering their popular baggy styles for elementary-aged kids. {She}

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