Fenty’s official account managed to get #BlackOutTuesday right, too. “Fenty as a brand was created to elevate beauty, power, and freedom,” its first post began, announcing donations to Movement for Black Lives and Color of Change. “At this very moment racists are attempting to rip those values away from black people and we will not stand by and let that happen.
The thigh-high hems, psychedelic prints, baggy rave silhouettes, grunge hoodies, form-fitting asymmetrical dresses, and other ‘90s subculture references are “inspired by decades of youth aesthetics and styles that emerged during periods of steep social change.
The South African photographer Lea Colombo shot the models Assa Baradji, Lilian Barru, and Daniel G, as well as the French musician Coucou Chloe, whose work has soundtracked several Fenty shows. (She’s apparently the first of several artists and musicians to come.
The fight against racial inequality, injustice, and straight-up racism doesn’t stop with financial donations and words of support.