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Unity: Equality Fashion Week Celebrates Inclusive Brands and LGBTQ Designers

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Unity: Equality Fashion Week celebrates inclusive brands and LGBTQ designers

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Nik Kacy, a shoe designer and nonbinary queer activist, blended fashion, music and activism for the sold-out Unity: Equality Fashion Week gala Sunday at the Globe Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Now in its second year, the event, which featured 110 models, 37 dancers, five hosts, live musicians and a DJ, was created to help uplift the LGBTQIA2S (which adds intersex, asexual/ally and Two-Spirit to the acronym) community, particularly people of color, transgender people and nonbinary queers.

The organizer and founder Allison K. Joseph of August Brave, left, and designer Nik Kacy at Unity: Equality Fashion Week. “From designers, hair and makeup artists to models, we created a platform for […]

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Free Pinks Hotdogs: Petals & Peacocks Brand, DollsKill Event- Mar 14

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FAIRFAX DISTRICT — Petals + Peacocks fashion brand have teamed up with LA’s famous hotdog stand Pink’s for a merch release event at the Dollskill store this Saturday, March 14.

Get there before doors open at 11 for your free Pink’s Hotdogs (while supplies last). The first 50 in line will receive an “Xxxclusive Petals x Pinks + Dolls Kill tee” according to their release.

Music entertainment will be provided by Cyber Rodeo as well as Kawasaki + Baby J

The event is at the DollsKill LA store:
415 N FAIRFAX AVE LOS ANGELES
11 AM – 3 PM

Petals and Peacocks is an independent lifestyle brand founded by couple, Victoria Velasquez and Ryan Mante.

“Victoria and Ryan continue to create from their life experiences and love for the clothing industry. Speaking to moments and movements that matter NOW, Petals and Peacocks is an all-inclusive brand, speaking to all genders. Not afraid to push boundaries and make bold statements, Petals and Peacocks spreads their message without apologies,” their website states.

Petals and Peacocks has been featured in publications like Nylon Magazine, Seventeen, and V Magazine and seen on celebrities such as Lucy Hale, Janelle Monae, Kehlani, SZA, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid.

“We are excited to announce we will be donating 5% of every purchase to the nonprofit of your choice, at no extra cost to you! We have a few nonprofits we are highlighting that mean a lot to us, but you’re welcome to choose one that matters most to you if you’d prefer.”

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Huge Savings at PrettyLittleThing’s First L.A. Sample Sale – Mar 13

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by Danielle Directo-Meston

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Undercover LA) — U.K.-born PrettyLittleThing‘s private office and showroom on Melrose Avenue is quite the tease to all of us non-influencers — but next week is everyone’s lucky chance to step inside and score epic deals during the Kardashian-beloved brand’s first-ever sample sale Friday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here’s how it’ll go down: Every shopper will score a 27-by-25-inch shopping bag that they can fill to the brim with the fast fashion label’s already-affordable merch for just $10. Plus, the first 50 guests will get two bags for the price of one.

As far as the inventory, expect a full range of apparel and more, including tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, activewear, swimwear, jewelry, bags, and footwear in petite to plus […]

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Versace & Moschino Sued for Code to Identify Black Shoppers

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PLEASANTON (The Fashion Law) — In late December 2016, Christopher Sampino filed a lawsuit against Versace. He claimed that during his two week tenure at the Italian fashion brand’s outlet store in Pleasanton, California, he was harassed as a direct result of his mixed race and ultimately fired after he complained about such treatment.

The lawsuit was the latest in a string of cases filed against the American arms of major high fashion houses in recent years, all centering on claims of alleged race-motivated discrimination.

Defendant Versace USA swiftly denied Sampino’s claims of labor abuses and discrimination, noting that it “does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, national origin or any other characteristic protected by our civil rights laws.”

There was more […]

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