Yoonjoo You & Payton Felix - Mar 01 2023
Women’s History Month 2023
March marks the beginning of Women's History Month. It is a time to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and celebrate their successes. After years of oppression, this milestone highlights the progress made in working towards creating gender equality and women's powerful influence in the industry.
Fashion has long been a pioneering space for women to express their identity and beliefs. From the Suffragettes who boldly wore white dresses and matching hats during the early 1900s to the modern "power suits" donned by working women today. More and more women are entering the fashion industry today and making their mark.
March of 2023 is the 10th anniversary of Women's History Month, making it an even more special month. This year's Women's History Month theme is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." Telling stories is deeply related to self-expression by directly connecting to one's identity and self-worth. So, this Women's History Month, we highlight African American fashion, a style rooted in history, culture, and pride. African American fashion has always been about more than just clothing, from traditional African garb to modern streetwear or upscale couture. It is an expression of the wearer's identity and self-worth.
African American fashion has taken many different forms over the centuries. Throughout its history, black women have made significant strides in the fashion industry. In the early days of American fashion, after the abolition of slavery, African American women often made their clothing to express their identities and flatter their figures. This approach to style was seen as a form of resistance to racism and discrimination. It provided African American women a way to express themselves that was unique and powerful.
Today, African American women continue to make waves in the fashion industry. From creating their own lines of clothing and accessories to serving as models in major campaigns. It is clear, African American women have become an integral part of the fashion world. They are respected for their artistry, authenticity, and boldness in using fashion to make a statement about social and political issues.