All of the Need-to-Know Fashion News From the Past Week

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In light of the events this week, we’ve decided to use our weekly fashion news round-up to highlight some of the important pieces we’ve run over the past five days that amplify Black voices and businesses.

We compiled a list of 51 Black-run fashion businesses in Canada and around the world that you need to know

Fashion News Director Odessa Paloma Parker compiled a list of 51 black-run fashion businesses to shop from Canada and across the globe. The list includes creative stars that deserve your attention whether you’re in the market for an evening gown or swimsuit – discover your next loungewear set with Cherry Gardens or a love for vintage lingerie at Bum-Cake.

Click here to shop these 51 Black-run fashion businesses in Canada and beyond.

Meet Stephanie Thomas, an adaptive fashion trailblazer

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Celebrity Hair Stylist Kahh Spence on Wig and Curl Maintenance

Runway images courtesy of Imaxtree. Design by Danielle Campbell.

Expert tips worth knowing.

Welcome to Texture Talk, our weekly column that celebrates and deep dives into the dynamic world of curly hair, from crowns of curls that are free flowing to hair that’s tucked away in a protective style. This week, a textured hair expert to the stars shares his dos and don’ts when it comes to wig and curl maintenance.

If you haven’t heard of Kahh Spence, keep scrolling.

At just 25 years old, Spence already counts superstars Kehlani, Cardi B, Ella Mai, and Yara Shahidi as clients, and is the founder of his own unisex beauty brand. Known mainly for his custom wigs, the Brooklyn-born, self-taught hairstylist and OGX Beauty brand ambassador is behind many of Cardi B’s ever changing looks, and shares that his first

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Black Lives Matter: 65 Racism Awareness Books, Movies and Resources

Photo by Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto via Getty Images

If you’re a non-Black person who has never fully engaged with the reality of systemic racism due to your own privilege, it’s on you to educate yourself.

The past week has been a heavy one. The reality of anti-Black racism in the US, Canada and around the world is no secret. But over the last several days, the outrage over repeated and systemic violence against Black people reached a boiling point, fuelled by a recent spate of police brutality. In response, white people and other non-Black folk around the world are taking it upon themselves—finally—to educate themselves to be better allies, to unlearn generations of internalized racism, and to attempt to become the anti-racist citizens the world needs in order to have a chance at lasting change.

The past week may have been a

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P{H}ASE SKIN is the New Canadian Skincare Brand to Know

From a brand new Canadian skincare line to an emotional speech by the one and only Viola Davis, keep scrolling for what caught our attention this past week.

Courtesy of P{H}ASE SKIN

Canadian skincare line P{H}ASE SKIN makes its mark during a global pandemic

The brainchild of two Toronto-based female entrepreneurs who leveraged their background in skincare science, P{H}ASE SKIN is an edited, four-piece skincare line that’s formulated using innovative skin mapping and biochemistry to work in tandem with, and adapt to, the hormonal changes in a woman’s natural cycle, whether that be menstrual, perimenopausal or menopausal. Why? Because it’s no myth that hormonal fluctuations can have a big effect on our skin. For instance, there’s the P{H}ASE Kit ($82), a three-step system for women who are menstruating, which consists of the P{H}ASE 1 Nourish Hydrating Repair Serum (recommended for the

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Hudson’s Bay Joins Growing List of Fashion Brands on Animal Crossing

Photograph courtesy of Hudson’s Bay

The game has taken off in the fashion industry in recent moths.

Much like Tiger King, baking banana bread and sharing your workout online, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing has become synonymous with our new socially distanced lives. The game has existed for more than 20 years, though the fifth installment, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, was released on March 20 of this year right as lockdown measures went into place across most of the globe. To date, it has more than 11 million users.

The fashion industry was quick to jump on board: Valentino recreated a series of archival looks for the characters and Marc Jacobs designed a six-piece collection specifically for the game. Plus, creators are helping to bring some of the buzziest brands – think Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Gucci – to players of the

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