While the Percent ’m a paw dog and camping kind of girl flowers vintage retro shirt. Pledge emphasizes the lack of representation for Black-owned businesses in nationwide stores, its impetus also stemmed from the challenges James faced as a Black woman establishing a luxury brand and navigating the upper echelons of the fashion industry. Even with Something Special, this was at the front of her mind. “My biggest fear in launching that program, if I’m honest with you, was that people were going to look down on it because it was a subscription model and therefore wasn’t considered luxury. The fashion industry is really tough, especially as a Black woman who’s selling a luxury product. There’s a lot of pressure on me personally as a designer to always stay in that space.
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