When it comes to fashion, there are few colors that are as versatile, stylish, and elegant as black. From the classic little black dress to a pair of ripped jeans, black always looks good. And when it comes to books about fashion, there are plenty of great titles that focus on black style. Here are just a few of the best books about black fashion.
“Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes” by Dana Thomas
In her book, Dana Thomas investigates the fast fashion industry and the detrimental impact it has on both the environment and the people who work in the factories. She also looks at the rise of sustainable fashion and what the future of fashion might look like.
“Black Style Now” by Michelle Obama
In this book, Michelle Obama celebrates the achievements of Black designers and fashion icons. She also discusses the importance of diversity in the fashion industry and the need for more representation of Black people in the mainstream fashion world.
“Dressing in the Dark: How African American Women Use Fashion to Empower Themselves” by Tanisha C. Ford
In her book, Tanisha C. Ford explores how African American women use fashion as a form of self-expression and empowerment. She also discusses the history of black fashion and how it has been influenced by both African and American culture.
“The Black Fashion Museum: A Century of Style and Design” by Nancy Deihl
This book explores the history of the Black Fashion Museum, which was founded in 1971 by Lois Alexander-Lane. It includes interviews with designers, fashion historians, and curators, as well as hundreds of photographs of black fashion through the years.
Whether you’re a fashionista or just interested in learning more about black culture, these books about black fashion are a great place to start.