7 queer-led brands you should be shopping

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Happy Pride! Annually during the month of June, people around the world celebrate and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community, while honoring the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York.

While many Pride marches, parties and large gatherings were canceled this year due to the global pandemic, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still show your love and support for the queer community. Donating what you can to charities and organizations that help uplift LGBTQIA+ people is a great place to start, and this charity navigator is a fantastic resource if you’re in need of a few suggestions. You can also show your pride by waving or

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Will the Hut Syndrome Linger as Fashion Brands Gradually Plan Shows?

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MILAN — “Don’t stand so close to me,” used to croon The Police. How fitting in this day and age.

While the Americas continue to grapple with new COVID-19 outbreaks and new clusters emerge in China and in Germany, Europe is facing its fears of a second wave of the virus in the fall even as cases decline in the continent’s capitals and a newfound degree of ease is cautiously spreading after months of lockdown.

Over the past few days a number of fashion houses have been revealing their plans for presenting future collections, from Dior, which will stage a cruise show in Italy’s Lecce town on July 22 to Burberry, which will stage an outdoor presentation on Sept. 17, and Fendi, which plans to kick off Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 22 with a show at its headquarters in Rome with

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Black owned fashion and beauty brands to buy from

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Worldwide protests against police brutality and racism continue in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. There’s still so much work to be done when it comes to being an ally to the Black community and striving to be actively anti-racist — and it’s important to keep the momentum going and continue to fight against systemic racism.

Educating yourself, speaking out about the injustices, donating to anti-racists charities and protester relief funds are just a few of the ways you can impact change.

Another way to support the Black community right now is to buy black. Shopping from black owned businesses is a key way to show solidarity.

We’ve curated 30+ black owned brands, both local and international that you can shop — from luxury to affordable, ethically sourced and modest. 

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25 black-owned beauty and fashion brands to support now and forever

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality, many Americans are mourning, protesting and standing in solitude against centuries-long racial injustice.

Powerful ways to support monumental platforms such as Black Lives Matter include learning through literature about race and privilege. You can also make sure to do your part in voting throughout election season, find ways to authentically amplify black voices that need to be heard, and last but certainly not least, put your money where your mouth is by financially backing black-owned businesses during this triggering time.

MORE: Black businesses hit hard by COVID-19 fight to stay afloat

There are a wide variety of black-owned businesses that are often underfunded, lacking access to capital as well as loans and have been disproportionately disrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

The number of black-owned businesses has fallen by 40% during the pandemic, according to The Washington Post.

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24 Black-Owned Skincare, Hair, and Makeup Brands We Love and Support

First and foremost, we’d like to say that while supporting the Black community and Black-owned businesses feels especially important right now, there is a need and an opportunity to supply this kind of support, love, and commitment every single day. Now and forever. Black culture has informed and inspired the beauty space for decades—a fact that we need to celebrate and sustain like a fan does a flame. 

There is a lot of work to be done. As we’ve communicated on-site and on our social platforms, now is the time for us to rise above (not simply to) the occasion and make actionable steps with deep indentations. Here, our Who What Wear editorial team has outlined a collection of ways you can make a difference in the fight against racism, in addition to a list of resources to get you started. 

One such way to support and

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