Author: Zaria Johnson

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Zaria Johnson Comments: 0

Kuumba: Garmai Zayzay Awarded Spring 2021 Featured Creative

Philadelphia native and Kent State Freshman Garmai Zayzay grew up creating unique designs and coordinating her own outfits, almost as if she was born with a passion for everything fashion. Inspired by bold patterns and colors of traditional African prints and fabrics, the self-taught fashion design major recreated this two-piece look based only off a photo of an original design by @laviebyck posted to Instagram. “Sometimes I take inspiration from…

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Zaria Johnson Comments: 0

Life After Black Squares: Black Fashion Students’ Outlook on Racism in the Industry

Red carpets, runway shows and dress up with his mom are all it took for John Harris to fall in love with fashion. Inspired by the way clothing allowed celebrities — and his mother — to transform, Harris applied to Kent State’s school of fashion in 2017. Now a junior fashion student, he’s worked as a style director for A Magazine and other student-led fashion productions on campus. These roles…