In this first of three parts, Fashion: No Filter passes the mic to guest editor Henrietta Gallina, an advocate, creative director and co-host of the brilliantly candid podcast The Conversations, who shall be leading the discussion throughout the series.
In light of the rallying cry for the fashion industry to put an end to ongoing systemic racism, Henrietta, Camille and Monica have been having some tough and candid conversations about the state of play and how they want to participate and show up in this moment. Their conclusion: Fashion: No Filter would share its platform in order to create meaningful dialogue and help foster understanding, learning and shared experiences in the most authentic way.
In today’s conversation, Henrietta leads a free-flowing chat with digital creator Tamu McPherson, and BET Style Director Danielle Prescod, both of whom also have strong social media followings and influence. The three speak candidly about their experiences as black female creatives in fashion — Tamu having started out as a freelance photographer, and going on to found her blog All the Pretty Birds, and Danielle as an editor at magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and In Style.
While both guests have been outspoken about racism in fashion since the murder of George Floyd, (and before,) this conversation takes many unexpected turns and brings forth new perspectives, interpretations and potential solutions to the industry’s systemic issues going forward. The interview is followed by reactions and takeaways from your hosts Monica, Camille accompanied by Henrietta.