, 2022-12-05 15:56:57,
When the phrase, “Black in fashion” is said, what comes to mind are designers like Laquan Smith and fashion houses like Luar, but to be Black in the fashion industry isn’t exclusive to designers. Kynadi Hyde, fashion journalist, digital creator and senior broadcast journalism major, is seeking to transform the fashion industry through the power of storytelling.
As a true child of the 2000s, Hyde grew up watching Disney Channel and shows like “Hannah Montana” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” Taking her style from flamboyant characters like Sharpay from “High School Musical” and “That’s So Raven’s” Raven Symone, along with inspiration from her mom and grandmother, Hyde’s passion for fashion was born.
“I always have to give credit to my mom. She’s the one that really introduced me to the art of style and fashion.” Hyde shared. “Between her and my grandmother, being the style icons that they are, [it] just translated to me and how I love and appreciate what fashion means to me – which is love, expression, creativity and genuine personal identity.”
Trading in fashionable flamboyance for a more mature and “muted” type of style, Hyde began to further embrace fashion, and specifically the medium of journalism after childhood acknowledgments for her writing. Now a published journalist and writer for college women’s fashion publication, College Fashionista, Hyde sets her sights on…
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