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Prêt-À-Poundo: Black Fashion Week Paris - LaQuan Smith

LaQuan Smith at Black Fashion Week Paris.


LaQuan Smith is a young and talented African American fashion designer. He's the founder and CEO of his eponymous women's clothing brand LaQuan Smith, which is based in Queens, NY. Smith has been making clothes since he got a sewing machine for Christmas when he was 13. Since then, he has been creating fantastic custom pieces for an array of celebrities, pop culture icons and artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Sessilee Lopez and fashion personality Andre J., among many others. 

His collection has a futuristic and colorful look (gold, electric blue, green, yellow...) featuring structured shapes. High-waisted skirts and panties, dresses made with a mix of materials - pvc and gold pieces - give a holographic effect and elongate the body's silhouette. All pictures by Nicolas Romain.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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