Forgotten Black American Fashion Designers

Prompted by a Twitter thread from Claude Hector, Quartz has delved into the history of many forgotten black designers—and the iconic looks they’re responsible for. Like so much black history around the world, significant stories are simply not known. For example: Ann Lowe created Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding dress when she married JFK, and Zelda Wynn Valdes designed the blue satin Playboy “bunny suit.” Read more …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Paying tribute to iconic women of color, babies with three parents, dirty snow drawings and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Vale Designer Kenji Ekuan Kenji Ekuan, the award-winning designer behind Japan’s bullet train and the ubiquitous Kikkoman soy sauce bottle has died at the age of 85. According to the New York Times, his iconic bottle design has been used by Kikkoman ever since its introduction in 1961, accruing over 300 million bottle sales worldwide. Ekuan aspired to be a maker of everyday things …