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FIRST LOOK: Angela by Angela Simmons

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Back in December, we reported about one of our favorite fashionistas Angela Simmons teaming up with the Fashion Bomb Daily blog as a new guest editor. She dished about her exciting new fashion column, what it was like working for Rachel Roy and her new clothing line.

Well now it is here and Simmons has released a new teaser video of the clothing line, Angela by Angela Simmons, which includes sleek, edgy, black pieces.

 “I’m so excited to share the first video for my Angela by Angela Simmons collection,” she wrote on her website. “I’ve always wanted to create a fashion line and it’s finally happening. I hope you guys like it. Stay tuned for more coming soon!”

Take a look below and tell us what you think…

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Rihanna to show at LFW + Lenny Kravitz poses for Eleven Paris

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Rude girl Rihanna will premiere her anticipated clothing line next month at London Fashion Week (LFW).

The Grammy-winning singer, who teamed up with River Island, says in a recent press statement, “Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me. She also goes on to say, “I have wanted to design my own collection for a long time and to present my collection for River Island alongside all of the other great design talent at LFW is a real privilege. I can’t wait to see the reaction from my fans and the fashion press!’”

London Fashion Week is February 15-19.

In other fashion news, Lenny Kravitz recently posed for the spring/summer 2013 collection of Eleven Paris. The ageless singer rocks in the photos for the French brand’s 10th Anniversary. The pics were reportedly taken in Miami by photographer Renaud Corlouer.  Check them out below:

Sources: Hip Hollywood and ilulu

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Rihanna gives a sneak peek of her new clothing line + 2012 VSFS performance of ‘Diamonds’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Back in July, RC reported that pop princess Rihanna was gearing up to launch her very own clothing line.  The “Where Have You Been” singer was said to be “creating something really special” with her London-based collaborators River Island.

Now it appears that Rihanna is ready to debut her collection and recently shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the ad campaign she directed for the line.  Check out the picture below…

Rihanna is “a style icon, from street to chic [who] enjoys her fashion.” –  River Island

Speaking of fashion…Check out Rihanna’s performance of “Diamonds” from last night’s Victoria’s Secrets 2012 Fashion Show.

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Are you the next face of T.I.’s AKOO Clothing brand?

Posted by | Cyrena Rose

MODEL CALL…

T.I. is conducting a male model search for his clothing line, AKOO.

Fellas, if you’re interested, submit relevant/current photos of yourself to the AKOO Facebook page.

Fans of AKOO will have the chance to vote on a winner from Friday, July 27th through Friday, August 3rd.

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Venus Williams gives a sneak peek at her new fashion line EleVen

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Tennis star Venus Williams has been keeping busy in London with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games; while her clothing line EleVen is scoring major points back here in the United States.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist has revealed more looks from her new line of women’s and men’s sportswear. According to The Huffington Post, Williams is planning to have a second round of reveals of coming up in August and a third round of reveals in September—just in time for NYC’s fashion week.

From what we can see, Williams keeps the color palette very simple with lots of black, white, gray and light pink tones. She has also incorporated encouraging words like “Bring It” and “Beat ‘Em!” in the designs as well to give it that extra kick!

Check out her new and exciting line and tell us what you think!

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Rihanna launching a clothing line in spring 2013…

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Rihanna recently announced that she is partnering with UK’s River Island  for her first clothing line; scheduled to come out in spring 2013.  The “Only Girl in the World’ singer says that this is something she has been wanting to do for quite some time and River Island is just right for the job.

“River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.” Rihanna added.

Speaking of fashion, RC reported recently that Rihanna is also starring in her own fashion reality show called Style to Rock.

Music fans can also expect new material from her soon. Word is she is teaming up with Ne-Yo, David Guetta and Stargate for her seventh album.

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EVE set to re-launch clothing line?

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Is Ms. E-V-E bringing back her clothing line Fetish?

Uh, not necessarily!  The popular female MC and actress revealed during the Essence Music Festival that she is not bringing back Fetish, which closed its doors back in 2009.  However, she is gearing up to launch a new line of clothes inspired by new music and featuring more shoes and accessories.

“There will be, but not like it was before. It won’t be based on the clothes; it will be based on the shoes. I’m sure I’ll bring in some jewelry and handbags at some point. I love accessories!”

Speaking of music, Eve was rumored to be a part of The Ruff Ryders Tour featuring DMX, The Lox and Swizz Beatz. However, nothing has materialized as of yet.  Let’s hope they can pull this one off soon!

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So You Want To Dress Like Nene Leakes?

Posted by | Tamara Ren’ee

It seems “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes is everywhere. From the reality show to hanging out with new BFF Kim Kardashian to several recurring roles on prime time TV, Leakes has used her opportunities to create a brand for herself.

Next on her list of “to do” is the launch of her clothing line.  The announcement came this week between Leakes and the global brand  Beanstalk.  The company intends to “leverage NeNe’s position in pop culture to offer consumers fashion-forward, affordable apparel and accessories, designed to empower women to walk into a room and ‘own it’ — like NeNe herself.”

Leakes’ entrepreneurial spirit caught the attention of Michael Stone, Beanstalk’s president and CEO.  He had this to say about the partnership,  “NeNe Leakes has displayed versatility that has enabled her to transition from being a ‘Real Housewives’ personality to a featured television star on ‘Glee.’ NeNe’s multi-faceted personality and aspirational style will translate well into products that will emotionally connect with her fans.”

What do you think we will see from Nene Leakes clothing line?

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NYC clothing line inspired by race and Spike Lee films…

Posted by | RayCornelius

The New York-based clothing line Brooklyn Industries recently announced that its summer 2012 collection will be a hot topic both on and off the runway.

According to BI’s creative director Vahap Avsar this next line will focus on racism and race relations with looks inspired by three of Spike Lee’s ground-breaking films on the subject including “Jungle Fever,” “School Daze” and “Do The Right Thing.”

The idea was birthed out of Avsar’s own experiences of racism and prejudice as an immigrant in Brooklyn. Although Avsar has witness racial harmony within the historic neighborhood, he is still concerned about the apparent segregation and racial aggression among its inhabitants, a point he will also address within the collection as well.  The company’s website had this to say about this fairly new and bold approach towards improving race relations:

“Our objective is not to tell the community how and what to think regarding race but as a brand that is deeply invested in the local community, we felt it imperative to continue the conversation on what many deem as a historical issue, one that no longer exists because of the progress that has been made since the days of slavery, internment camps and civil rights. While we do not discount the many accomplishments of those who have worked tirelessly to create equal opportunity, we do want to remind our community that diligence is needed and a desire to strive for progress is essential in creating a productive and truly blossoming community.”

Here is one of our favorite scenes from Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. It will be interesting to see how this is played out on the runway!

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Tell us what you think about this idea of fashion addressing social issues like racism?

Source: Ebony.com