When Black Panther was released on our screens three months ago, it created a real tidal wave taking all the records in its path. Beyond its predominantly African-American cast, the blockbuster celebrates black culture like no other mainstream work before.
The film has even more impact in the United States, where a black president cedes the House to a man flirting with the alt-right. At a time when Childish Gambino is pounding the racist Uncle Sam with This is America, Kanye West declares that slavery is a choice… while VOGUE Italia dramatically darkens Gigi Hadid’s face in post-production.
So, where does fashion stand regarding diversity? Are we witnessing the emergence of an African style? What place does the black community hold in the media? Who are the icons paving the way for future generations?
No need to go all the way to Wakanda… •