Street-style fashion photography is in crisis. Karl-Edwin Guerre might be its savior.
The street-style photographer Karl-Edwin Guerre is easy to spot in the forest of lensmen who regularly gather outside fashion shows — all of them hunting for name-brand editors sporting head-turning looks that appeared on the runway less than 12 hours earlier. Guerre is distinct both in posture and person. He is the rare black photographer documenting the ensembles of arriving fashion show guests, gate-crashers and bystanders. When he works, Guerre eschews the familiar photographer’s uniform — typically jeans and jackets chosen for storage capacity, comfort and durability. Instead, Guerre dresses with such aplomb that he cuts as striking a figure as many of his subjects.
Meet Fashion’s Best Advocate for Black Designers
It’s hard to believe that in 2015, under one percent of designers found in department stores and major e-commerce sites are people of color, but that’s the harsh truth. Brandice Henderson, founder of Harlem Fashion Row, is trying to change that. For the past eight years, Henderson has been working tirelessly to give multicultural designers the space to show their work, be celebrated, and change the industry standard. We sat down with Henderson to talk about what it’s like starting a company with no financial backing, why black designers need their own advocate within the fashion industry, and how she hopes things will change in the future.
Fashion Week food for thought: ethics must dominate industry after toll upon workers, environment
As New York Fashion Week begins, it’s time to ponder this: the implication that the quantity of goods available to us somehow represents freedom has left us with a massive debt towards the people who produce those goods – and towards the planet we inhabit.
Fresh talent and digital extras: What to expect from New York Fashion Week
Fashion fever is upon us, and the world is focusing its lens on New York, where the first of the major Spring/Summer 2016 collections will be exposed on the city’s catwalks. A shake-up in the organization of the event by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) means that there is much to get excited about this season. For a start, the shows, many of which traditionally take place at Lincoln Center, are set to take place at the new locations of Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Sq on Washington Street in West SoHo, with several top designers also opting for various chic and top-secret addresses all over town.