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NYFW Spotlight: Negris Lebrum “Black Is Beautiful”

September 28, 2020

Between the outbreak of COVID19, countless natural disasters, and the Black Lives Matter movement, these have been unprecedented times to say the least. The collection from Negris Lebrum truly hits home, and in the midst of everything has become a fashionable version of the nations headlines.

Negris Lebrum’s creative director Travis Hamilton started out with a series of T-shirts with the statement “Noir est Joli” translating to “Black Is Beautiful.” 11 years later, the statement finds itself back into the conversation and more relevant than ever in one of the biggest movements in our nations history.

This collections inspiration was “good trouble”, a phrase used by social activist and civil rights legend, John Lewis. Simply looking to pay tribute to his iconic hero, Hamilton could have never known the events that were to take place when he began designing this collection over 6 months ago. Soon after he began, came the beginnings of the societal uproar leading the the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the passing of his muse John Lewis, leaving his inspiration at the forefront of national news.

Another thing I came to learn this season was the inspiration behind using Negris Lebrum as the name for Hamilton’s Collection. The story was indeed based on a real person. A fair skinned Creole who was able to pass as a white woman, fell in love with a dark skinned black man and found herself shunned by both the black and white communities. Hamilton personally met Negris Lebrum and was so inspired by her story he asked to use her name for his collection as a tribute to her courage and to ensure her name would live on beyond her years.

The collection itself is a dichotomic in every way. I definitely felt a retro aesthetic with some of those flower power and polka dot prints, but placed in a modern silhouette. You have your sporty elements of the rugby or graphic shirt, which are then paired with a feminine skirt or edgy leather shorts. The colors also really stood out and contrasted each other, pairing tomato red with electric blue.
One thing I always find Negris Lebrum does so well are the badass black looks and I’m glad he included some all black pieces in here along with some sassy leopard print looks.

As he intended there is something for everyone regardless of age, size, race, taste, and social class. “Effortless options for an era where effort should be put elsewhere other than one’s closet.”

To view the virtual show for Negris Lebrum click here.

For another NYFW Spotlight article from this seasons Virtual Fashion Week, click here.

  • Reply
    stylefrontier
    September 29, 2020 at 3:44 am

    those are beautiful outfits!

    • Reply
      angelica
      September 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Aren’t they! 😉

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    Eli
    September 29, 2020 at 6:10 am

    I didn’t know the brand but it’s definitely worthy to keep an eye on. And I love the reason and inspiration behind this collection <3
    xx

    Eli | Curly Style

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      angelica
      September 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Oh most definitely! I love the story behind this collection and the brand as a whole. He comes out with great stuff every season!

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    Jennifer
    September 29, 2020 at 7:38 am

    This collection is amazing!!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

    • Reply
      angelica
      September 29, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Agreed! 🙂

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    Mariann Yip
    September 29, 2020 at 11:58 am

    I love all the outfits here! The message is also great 🙂

    https://www.mariannyc.com/leblanc-spa-resort-cancun/

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      angelica
      September 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      1000%💜

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    Ashley
    September 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    This collection has a little bit of everything- and I love the message! The sporty pieces are definitely catching my eye. 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Reply
      angelica
      September 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      So do I! I love how versatile they are as well! 😍

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    jodie filogomo
    September 29, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I love hearing the inspiration behind it too. Thanks for sharing,
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    Allie Mackin
    September 30, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Wow what an informative post! I am so going to watch this! Thanks for the 411 on this.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

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    Lovely
    October 1, 2020 at 12:58 am

    That’s a wonderful tribute! So inspiring.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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      angelica
      October 1, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much XOX❤️

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    Radi
    October 1, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Such an inspiring collection. I love the classy polka-dots dress!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Reply
      angelica
      October 1, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Absolutely agree💗

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    sundaydahlias
    October 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing the collection! I hadn’t known of it before. but now I know to keep an eye out!

    https://sundaydahlias.com

    • Reply
      angelica
      October 1, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      My pleasure!!❤️

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