Black Fashion History
Black Fashion History
Black Fashion History
A fashion history podcast celebrating the past and present contributions of black people around the world to the luxury fashion industry. It's black history, but make it fashion! Hosted by Taniqua Russ.
Ep. 32 | The Inventor of the Modern Wedding Dress: Amsale Aberra
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Oct 22
9 min
Ep. 30 | The Father of African Fashion Design: Chris Seydou
Chris Seydou is known for his pioneering design work with the traditional Malian textile bogolan, also known as the mud cloth. He is referred to as the "Father of African Fashion" and inspired the concept of African couture. Listen to his story. Sources/further reading resources at
Oct 1
10 min
Ep. 29 | The History and Impact of Sean John
Sean John was founded in 1998 by Sean "P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Brother Love" Combs and has maintained its relevance into 2020. With the launch of the brand's first-ever womenswear collection debuting on September 29, Taniqua discusses how Sean John changed the face of streetwear and disrupted the fashion industry in the best way possible.
Sep 24
27 min
Ep. 28 | Fashion as Wearable Art: Jae Jarrell
Elaine "Jae" Jarell is an artist, fashion designer and one of the co-founders of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AFRICOBRA) best known for her one-of-a-kind pieces during the Black Arts Movement. She used her designs to celebrate Black culture and provide positive imagery of and for African Americans. Listen to her story. More at Sources/Further Reading: <a href="
Sep 10
12 min
Ep. 27 | The Creator of the Black Fashion Museum: Lois Alexander Lane
Lois Alexander Lane dedicated her life’s work to highlight the role of African Americans in fashion since the beginning of the 19th Century. She created the Black Fashion Museum which housed the largest and rarest Black fashion collection of all time. Listen to her story.  Sources/Further Reading:
Aug 27
13 min
Ep. 26 | The History of Black Women in Luxury Fashion
In this episode, Taniqu discusses how Black women have been the muses for luxury designers and how Black women have increased the popularity and desirability of luxury fashion throughout history. More at Sources/Further Reading:
Aug 20
35 min
Ep. 25 | The First Black Woman to Grace the Cover of a Fashion Magazine - Katiti Kironde
In this episode, Taniqua discusses how Katiti Kironde became the first Black woman to be on the cover of a mainstream fashion magazine (Glamour). More at Sources/Further Reading:
Aug 13
15 min
Ep. 24 | The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion Review
In this episode, Taniqua reviews the Netflix documentary The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion and discusses the state of Black brands and influencers in the fashion industry.  Visit us online at Join our email list to receive exclusive notes and updates by texting your name and email to (864) 539 -2284 Email us: Follow us: @<a href="
Jul 30
34 min is Here!
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Jul 6
1 min
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