Macy's Celebrates Black History Month | Women In Fashion

Monday, February 09, 2015

This weekend Macy's brought their Black History Month festivities right here to South Florida. Celebrating "The Soul Era of Style." Celebrity Stylists and Designers June Ambrose and Johnetta Boone alongside Founder/CEO of Ankara Miami Evelyn Onyejuruwa, sat down to talk about the impact that African Americans had on fashion and style during the 60's and 70's.
The live panel discussion was hosted by WPLG Anchor/Reporter Neki MohanEach panelist discussed their most memorable designer, the era that had the most influence on style and their favorite style icons. 

The 60's was an era where women dressed sexy, but didn't show too much, "Even In Miniskirt they [women] still had pantyhose on, you're still covered." Evelyn Onyejuruwa

In the 70's it was all about Afros and African print. It was also a time when African Americans could express themselves and make a political statement.
June Ambrose, said the Disco and Funk era had "an energy and spirit that made it ok for you to have a good time." Evelyn Onyejuruwa, also pointed out that James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud," brought attention to his style and it made him less fearful of expressing himself.

Jonhnetta Boone talked about men and their roles in the fashion. She talked about how men didn't hesitate to express themselves with their hair and color.

We were even treated to a mini fashion show, with a sneak peek of clothing that will be featured at Ankara Fashion Week

(Hit play and you can hear what the panel discusses about women and their role in fashion).
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June Ambrose | myself | Johnetta Boone & Evelyn Onyejuruwa
Blogger | Tracy Anioce & Anchor | Neki Mohan
Model Wearing pieces to be featured at Ankara Fashion Week


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