‘Power’ And ‘Woke’ Take Lead As The Most Popular Fashion Words Of 2017

While being woke is almost a constant state of being for many of us particularly in the Black community, the term “woke” has made a major impact this year. It was added to the dictionary earlier this year, and according to Lyst, it was also the second most used word in fashion in 2017. “Power” topped the list for the number one.

Considering the disappointing loss of Hillary Clinton to President Donald Trump and Clinton’s influence on the resurgence of power suits in addition to the impact of the Women’s March on feminist fashion and powerful slogan tees like Dior’s “We Should All Be Feminists”, it’s no surprise that “power” and “woke” took a front seat in the fashion world.

Many designers have used their influence for good this year by protesting change, encouraging activism and taking stances against racism, sexism and more, and that’s a cause we can all get behind.

This article was orginally posted on Essence.com

Advertisements

Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange cover ESSENCE’s May Beauty Issue! 

May 2014 marks ESSENCE Magazine’s 44th year in publication and what a way to celebrate that milestone with these three NATURAL beauties on the covers!

1291397_10152325518187855_649467503_o1556435_10152326389627855_1655559201_o-1

“I view my hair and clothes as functional art. I’m my own stylist and I love it, but I am not trying to make a statement.” – Erykah Badu

1912088_10152325518162855_1379819489_o1921092_10152326391297855_1382915069_o-1

“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.” – Ledisi

10012881_10152325518082855_61151234_o1921167_10152326394002855_1371757752_o-1

“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.- Solange

970151_10152062849496482_1175240599_n

Erykah always makes a statement, even when she doesn’t try. This is Solange and Ledisi’s first Essence cover and the fourth for Erykah. Mark my words I WILL DEFINITELY have a career at Essence Magazine

ALL IMAGES ON WWW.ECCENTRICGLOW.COM ARE READILY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AND BELIEVE TO BE IN PUBLIC DOMAIN. IMAGES POSTED ARE BELIEVED TO BE PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE U.S COPYRIGHT FAIR USE ACT(TITLE 17,U.S. CODE.). COPYRIGHT ® 2006-2015 ECCENTRIC GLOW LLC. ® 2006-2015 ALL TEXT HEREIN IS PROPERTY OF THE AUTHOR AND MAY NOT BE COPIED OR REPRODUCED WITHOUT EXPLICIT PERMISSION.