The Politics of African Hair

When researcher April Martin Chartrand was an undergraduate at San Francisco State, a professor gave her an unusual assignment: He wanted her to write about her hair. “I was running around with braids in my hair and saying there was nothing political about it,” Chartrand remembers. “I was just so…


Garden is the New Black in Fashion

An invasion of floral dresses has taken over luxury brands’ stores. Relaxed shapes, long hems, and a spring summer feeling have also been worn by the Duchess of Sussex — who donned an Oscar De La Renta dress at the wedding of the late Princess Diana’s niece — amongst others. But the floral style …