The 2010 Style issue of Uptown Magazine (on newsstands August 24th) features cover model Naomi Campbell and an in-depth look at the current state of the fashion industry and the lack of African American faces on the runways and advertising. The issue also features four African American designers that are making their mark.
“Uptown’s Style issue takes a head-on look at the disparity, success and contradictions that African Americans face in the fashion business,” said Brett Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “We have always been on the cutting edge of fashion trends, now we have to get ahead of the curve on business.”
“Despite data proving that African American consumers over-index in their purchases of luxury fashion products, many brands including Donna Karen, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Prada and Armani still choose not to target advertising toward them, said Len Burnett, Co-Founder and Group Publisher.
Other featured stories include “Ladies of Blue,” a fundraiser for Spelman College, fashion spread “Cross Country,” grooming tips from Veronica Webb, details on Terry McMillan’s anticipated sequel to Waiting to Exhale and hot new rides and spirits to get fall in motion.