Matthew Harris grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and remembers one important family rule he was told as a child: “Make sure you always have good jewelry — because if something goes wrong, you sell it.” Harris took that to heart and wore a tennis bracelet on his wrist and […]

Accountant Shamyra Moodley was on maternity leave after the birth of her son when she came up with an idea that would push her into the world of fashion. She started a blog, Laaniraani, where she shared photos of her personal style, featuring flashy eyewear and vibrant fabrics. “It had […]

In 2021, Demna Gvasalia redefined the reach and possibility of fashion design. His Balenciaga has challenged our assumptions about celebrity, luxury, popular culture, and even reality itself. As designers struggled throughout the pandemic to adjust to virtual fashion shows, Balenciaga seized an opportunity to plunge into the metaverse, partnering with […]

Photo: Courtesy of Maggi Simpkins Maggi Simpkins dropped out of college to design jewelry, working for different jewelry companies and learning the ins and outs of the industry while experimenting with making her own jewelry on the side. Eventually, she started getting enough private commissions and went solo. Simpkins says […]

Illustration: Rachelle Baker It’s not unusual for jewelry designer Kate Kim’s pieces to bring customers to tears. Since 2013, she has been selling custom, hyperpersonal accessories through her Etsy shop, Caitlyn Minimalist: necklaces featuring the handwriting of a relative who passed, rings with newborn babies’ fingerprints, friendship bracelets with secret […]

Amazon Amazon knows better than most retailers that growth and change and forward-thinking is key to, well, everything. It’s an attitude that’s easy to spot while tracking its moves in the fashion space, specifically with the arrival, last year, of Luxury Stores. Designed to showcase a rotating edit of emerging […]