Give Me More... Fashion Inclusivity!

Give Me More... Fashion Inclusivity!

Posted by Manhattan Minds~ Independent Blog on the best of NYC Art, Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle from the Founder, Mona Maine de Biran...

It’s no revelation that for ages the common perception of what qualifies as beautiful is a tall, white, skinny woman with long hair. Not so long ago when I was a model, this was the case. Nary did one see a plus sized woman at a show, except seated in the isles. Though beauties as undeniable as Naomi Campbell were as plentiful as the ethnic customers buying the high-priced couture she wore, diversity was painfully lacking.

Let’s not forget that nearly every designer that now spouts their devotion to the popular trend of diversity and inclusion in fashion was, not long ago, guilty of exclusion- racial and body bias.

Happily, in recent years, we’ve seen the fashion industry (if only by popular demand) move toward being more inclusive, if not make an about face. This year NYFW saw more plus models, more tattoos, more smiles with large gaps between the teeth, more birthmarks, more skin colors, more imperfections – more diversity than ever before .

Socially, if not stylistically, fashion is always behind the trend. Slow to adapt...

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Circularity in Fashion

Circularity in Fashion

Posted by Manhattan Minds~ Independent Blog on the best of NYC Art, Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle from the Founder, Mona Maine de Biran...

You know what they say about fashion trends: What comes around goes around! Seems spot on, and that’s why this fall, its back to wearing high-waisted palazzo pants of the 1960s and power blazers of the 80s. 

OMG- Reeboks are back, seeeeriously?

There are some styles of the 1980’s that were just meant to die. I mean, sure they were comfy but those white moon landing Reebok tennis shoes made even the skinniest calves look like tree trunks. But never-the-shameless, here we are, back to the future with moon boots and Olivia Neuton’s silky spandex trending. Shown here in Instyle Magazine worn by Kendal Jenner.

After reading an article in Pop Sugar on How to style the cloths you already have, I was inspired to look into the possibilities within my own closet but came up dry. Styling vintage pieces is an art.

Yes, the trend is cyclical. But beyond that old-as-the-hills story, I was pleased to find something new brewing...

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