Must Read: The September Issue in Flux, Retailers Respond to Consumer Interest in Black-Owned Businesses

Whitney Bauck
·1 min read

Plus, Hilton Als explores Grace Wales Bonner's elegant vision of Black style.

InStyle's September 2020 issue.
InStyle's September 2020 issue.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

The September issue is changing
The September issue is typically a magazine's largest and most important of the year — but in a year as politically fraught as this one, sticking with the usual celebrity cover isn't necessarily a surefire hit, write Alexandra Mondalek and Daphne Milner. {Business of Fashion}

Consumer interest in Black-owned businesses provokes retail response
Retailers like Farfetch, Target and Etsy have all made it easier to identify Black-owned businesses on their platforms in response to surging searches prompted by America's racial reckoning. As a result, they're seeing sales that prove people really are making moves to support more Black-owned businesses, according to Victoria Waldersee and Melissa Fares. {Reuters}

Grace Wales Bonner's visions of Black style
Hilton Als writes about the complex and delicate narratives in the work of award-winning designer Grace Wales Bonner, which pull from the politics and creativity of the modern African diaspora. {The New Yorker}

Mario Dedivanovic's path to makeup artist stardom
Longtime makeup artist to Kim Kardashian West, Mario Dedivanovic, has become a household name in beauty for his obsession with detail and the way he helped create the image of one of the most-followed celebrities in the world. Rachel Syme charts his ascension. {The New Yorker}

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